AN HISTORIC butchers has teamed up with Blenheim Palace to sell lamb from the palace’s grounds.

It is the first time Blenheim Estate lamb has been made available direct to consumers.

Oxford-based Aldens, which counts the University of Oxford and the Palace of Westminster as customers, was founded in 1793.

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“Despite the fact we’ve been around almost as long as the palace, this will be the first time we’ve sourced our meat from there,” said Aldens’ managing director Matthew Alden.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Blenheim Estate to supply its lamb to our discerning customers. The husbandry, diet and provenance make it a premier product.”

Blenheim’s Estates director Roy Cox added: “Blenheim stands for three centuries of caring for the land. As we have shown with our bottled spring water, we can translate that legacy of care into great tasting local produce.”