One Hundred Years of History

For over 100 hundred years and five generations, from a small grocery store in East London, the Bearfield family have been producing award-winning traditional hams and gammons from our BRC AA grade accredited premises in East London. We utilise tried and tested traditional curing methods to produce distinctive flavour and consistent high quality and texture in all our cooked hams and gammon products.

An introduction to Bearfields

The Bearfields family has been supplying Gammon and Ham for four generations, spanning over 100 years. The journey began when Frederick Bearfield, affectionately known as 'Pop', took on his mother's grocers shop in Homerton High Street in East London.

Frederick's eldest son Fred junior came into the business straight from school at the end of the Second World War. He soon discovered a talent for cooking fine quality hams which he then sold on the deli counter. Not long after, younger brother Len joined the business, bringing with him a charm and talent for selling which enabled Bearfields to grow the business substantially and allowed them to set up their first factory. Soon they were supplying restaurants and shops in London and the Home Counties and it was then that Terry the youngest brother was drafted in.

The late 70's saw the start of the 4th generation, Paul, Steve and Alan join the business. This is when Bearfields started to take its current form and become the success story it is today. They moved away from van sales and concentrated on Gammon and Ham production, soon out growing their small factory in Walthamstow and relocating again to a newly developed site in Leyton.
Now, some of the biggest names in the catering industry rely on Bearfields to supply them with the highest quality products. An enviable customer base includes many of the most recognised high street super markets, restaurant brands, contract caterers, hotels and pub groups. Bearfields now process and deliver over 20,000 pork legs every week, right across the UK.

Over the past decade in particular, Bearfields has seen substantial growth under the direction of Managing Director Steve Bearfield, with the assistance of a dynamic management team.

The family’s commitment to quality and service is unshakeable. It drives them to constantly invest in new systems, product development and personnel. The Bearfields team share a common desire to consistently deliver unrivalled, high quality service to customers.