We only supply fresh escargot prepared to order and despatched the same day
Welcome to Dorset Snails, the place to buy snails online. Dorset Snails is a family run business, located in the beautiful village of Witchampton in Dorset. We started snail farming in 2006 with one intention, to farm and supply the tastiest, freshest snails to eat in the UK. We supply a range of eateries that include country pubs, hotels and Michelin star restaurants.
Due to the UK's cool climate our farming method is indoor, allowing temperature and humidity to be fully controlled. This means we can obtain eggs from our breeder snails on a more regular basis, having a new batch of escargot ready for our customers every week throughout the year. To ensure the finest quality, our snails are cleansed over a course of five days to free them from impurities. We send them to our customers blanched, arriving in the chefs' kitchens the next day.
In 2012 we expanded our operation and opened a separate escargot preparation unit
As we expanded our operation it became necessary for us to become an approved business with the Foods Standards Agency. This was a lengthy procedure but very worthwhile as it assures our customers of quality and biological security.
What do Chefs think about Dorset Snails?
"Best snails that I have ever used and are much better than the French tinned snails or the home grown frozen snails that we have used previously." Head Chef, Sean Burbidge. Petrus - VISIT SITE
"Best escargot I have ever tasted and it's great to work with a family run business that give a quality and reliable service. We get freshly blanched snails every week throughout the year and that means I can control the cooking to my requirements from raw." Head Chef, Michael Chan. Les Trois Garcons - VISIT SITE
"A frenchman constantly told me that the English
can't do escargot. To prove him wrong, and after hearing of a Snail producer in Dorset, I produced a dish of Dorset Snails with wild boar bacon and Cumbrian
black pudding. This escargot dish now has a firm following at Brown's Hotel and will always stay on the menu." Executive Chef, Lee Streeton. Brown's Hotel - VISIT SITE
"I have been using Dorset snails for about 4 years
now & have received lots of very positive
feed back from our customers. The fresh snails are the best I have ever tasted & much better flavour & texture than the tinned ones I used to use. Top marks to Dorset Snails for quality & great service." Head Chef, Colin Nash. The Three Tuns - VISIT SITE
"We opened at the beginning of June 2012 and we knew about Dorset Snails as Matt had used them before. The snail dish is proving very popular as both a starter and main course." Jez & Niki Barfoot, & Matt Davey. The Tickled Pig - VISIT SITE
"Dorset snails are a unique product as they are
the only fresh snails available to me.
If I could not buy fresh I would not have escargot on my menu." Head Chef, Luke Holder. Limewood Wood Hotel - VISIT SITE
"We have our very own fresh Dorset snails and they are just fantastic quality the best I have ever tasted." Head Chef, Jamie Jones. Yalbury Cottage - VISIT SITE
"I have used these wonderful snails for the last 3 years since working in Dorset and they have never left my menu." Head Chef, Karl Omell. St John's Tavern - VISIT SITE
Established in 2006, Dorset Snails sell to a wide variety of customers that include Michelin star restaurants and 5 star hotels
Supplying to the catering trade
and also the general public
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Indoor farmed, herb fed snails
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