Our story

Using timeless, traditional methods and our own special cure, we’ve been hand crafting bacon for over 20 years. Founded in the early 1950s by two farming families, the Hoods and the Streatfeilds, Denhay is passionate about producing the finest quality food. The West Country has always had a reputation for producing great tasting, wholesome produce, and we are more than happy to follow in that tradition.

Since we started our journey over 60 years ago, we have been lucky enough to be regularly recognised for our passion and skill. We have won over 100 Awards and accreditations for our bacon and gammon and in 2008 were very proud to be appointed Bacon Curer to HRH The Prince of Wales. The Royal Warrant appears on every pack along with the Denhay coat of arms, both guarantees of the highest standards

We only use outdoor bred pigs to make our bacon and gammon.


Our timeline

Our trade & industry recognition

  • Proud holders of a Royal Warrant
  • RSPCA Assured accredited
  • Denhay Farms was awarded the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s Award for Excellence in Practical Farming in 2002. This award acknowledged our traditional approach and high standards of animal husbandry and environmental care.
  • Membership of both LEAF* and FWAG**
  • ISO14001

RSPCA Assured

The outdoor bred pork in Denhay comes from producers inspected to RSPCA welfare standards by the RSPCA’s independently certified farm assurance scheme.

*LEAF: Linking Environment and Farming. A charity whose aims are to enable farmers to farm in an increasingly environmentally sustainable manner; and to communicate that fact to consumers.

** FWAG: Farming and Wildlife Avisory Group. Formed to help farmers improve their care of the environment and wildlife by giving advise and support.

Our good environmental practise

Denhay believes businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner.
See our environmental policy