Award Winning


01666 823 981

Michael's | 01666 823 981
51 The Triangle, Malmesbury


Bistro & Deli

51 The Triangle

Michael's Butchers
formally Thomas of Malmesbury

Michael Thomas started in the butchery trade as a Saturday boy at the age of just 12. He remembers actually delivering on an old butchers bike in and around Malmesbury in all weathers.

Initially wanting to be an engineer, Michael's family circumstances meant he could not afford to attend university so carried on his butchery career.


See Michael's sausage range (pdf).

Strong relationships with farmers, breeders and growers

As is typical, Michael had to be the best at everything he put his hand to so made it his aim to be the best butcher he could possibly be and has has built strong relationships with the farmers, breeders and growers supplying him with their finest produce.


You can be sure that the serrano ham on sale at Michael's actually comes from Spain

Ask him about the source of any product and he'll happily tell you all about it.

Award Winning Malmesbury King Sausage

In 2010 Mrs Christine Hamilton mentioned a competition she had read about in Country Life Magazine and asked Michael if he would like to be nominated. The competition was to find Britain’s best sausage. So Michael and Sandy sat down and came up with The Malmesbury King.

Not really expecting to get anywhere but very proud of the sausage they had made it was a surprise when they were asked to attend the final judging stage in London. The judging took place at Bar Boulud, the London restaurant owned by 3 Star Michelin chef Daniel Boulud, who was the head judge. The rest, as they say, is history.


Britain's Best Sausage

The Malmesbury King won Britain’s Best Sausage and it is now made every day in Malmesbury and is sent all over the country.

People visit Malmesbury from around the UK and indeed the world to purchase The Malmesbury King. Needless to say Michael is quite rightly very proud.


All our sausages are hand made on the premises using lean free range pork or beef, natural casings and fresh ingredients.


See Michael's sausage range (pdf).


Staying at the top of their game

Michael and his wife Sandy have worked extremely hard to build a highly reputable quality business and when a large retailer established itself in the town, they knew they had to change the offering to their customers to stay at the top of their game. They achieved this by opening a new Bistro and Deli in their butchers shop in Malmesbury.



We also supply our top quality meat and sausages to the trade - local pubs, restaurants, hotels and schools in and around Wiltshire - please call us on 01666 823 981 for details

Malmesbury's Plastic Free Mission

At Michael's Butchers, Bistro & Deli in Malmesbury nothing is prepacked, fresh produce is packed in degradable bags and customers are welcome to bring their own containers.