Butchers With A Difference

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.

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.

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.

Welcome to our Award Winning Shop

We have recently renovated our Edgeware shop to further enhance your shopping experience.
We offer the best sausages and bacon in the country.
We also have an amazing range of Salamis, Chorizo, Kolbasz and other deli goods including our world famous in Edgeware, pate’s liverwurst and steak and guiness pies to name a few.
It is simply a delight to service you.