Butchers With A Difference, Legacy with a Story

The first Timbs Butchery opened in Oxford, England in 1876 and was run by Peter’s Great-great grandfather Samuel Timbs.

Samuel’s son Cyril immigrated to New Zealand in 1910 and owned a butchery in Whakatane during the 1930’s. His sons Verns and Ron joined the family business.

Chris and David (Peter’s great nephew) now run the family business. Among an amazing team driven by passion, creating a simple philosophy of great services and quality products.


Peter Timbs Meats Ltd.

Based Christchurch New Zealand, a Unique butchery that sells high quality meats instore and online.

All prices on our site are in $NZ.

Ron moved to South Island and operated business in Heathcote for 25 years. His son Peter continued the family tradition, beginning to work as a butcher at the age of 15. His first shop was at the foot of Cashmere which opened in 1978. The Edgeware Road store opened 18 years later.

Peter’s son Chris took over at the helm in Edgeware in 1999. Chris trained in Kulmbach, City in Germany. Bringing expertise and excellency to continue Peter’s legacy of award wining sausages, bacon quality and exceptional quality products.

Welcome to our Award Winning Shop

Our cutting edge store at the heart of Edgeware mixes Traditional Butchery, with Modern Design, for the most amazing experience.
We offer the best sausages and bacon in the country, know as Producers of the Decade for our smallgoods, we are some of the greatest in the country.
Our award winning range spans from our Quality Canterbury Beef & Lamb, to Freedom Farmed Pork and Free Range Chicken, with the most delicious smallgoods in New Zealand, with options such as Hot Hungarian Sausages, Liverwurst, Pate, Spicy Chorizo, Smoked Chickens, and so much more!

What we stand for

At Peter Timbs Meats, we are passionate about 2 things above all else. Quality of the products we produce, and the Service we provide integrating old school passion with new age innovation.

We always strive for the highest quality, with consistent standards by using the freshest ingredients that our fine country provides, while sourcing other ingredients from other countries to bring their unique flavours to life.

We also aim to provide a personal experience every time we serve you, as an escape from the standard food shopping experience we offer knowledge passed down from generations in not only how the products are made, but also how to cook and serve these at home. It is our desire to ensure all our customers leave feeling satisfied and confident they received the best product with the best advice.