Our story begins in 1979, when our founder Larry Susman first brought his perfected biltong recipe to the mainstream market. For decades, our South African Butchers have been one of the most popular and loved businesses in our community, first back in South Africa and now in the UK. We’re known for our delicious, hand-made biltong, produced from trusted sources of high-quality, wholesome meats.
Now located in Newhaven, we’ve brought the best of South African produce to a street near to you. Not only do we operate our physical South African shop in East Sussex, but we also have our eCommerce site so that you can still order our delicious products from a distance! We ship out to the UK and internationally, so wherever you are, we are too – Click here to learn more about our delivery locations.
We are best known for selling the best beef biltong, having spent many years perfecting the biltong we make and supply to our loyal customers. This process has led us to create tasty biltong that’s like no other. To make our biltong, we use only the highest quality grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef cattle and Wild Venison Haunches and each biltong is hand cut by our butchers. Then comes the unique part of the process, where the meat is spiced with a secret family recipe. Before finally being cut into sticks and slow dried for 7 days to create one of a kind biltong.
Whether you’re shopping for jerky seasoned with salt and pepper or juicy steaks marinated in traditional South African spices, our butchers are known for their fine craftsmanship and dedication to quality ingredients. Through the years, Susman’s South African Butchers have become true culinary icons and cornerstones of South African culture. Long may they continue to serve meat lovers throughout the land!
As well as offering our delicious biltong and meats, we also cater to snackers and those with a sweet tooth. We stock South African alcohol, savoury snacks, traditional desserts, cosmetics and so much more! Click here to shop our entire selection.
Not only are we passionate about our products and supplying the highest quality South African meats, but we truly care about our customers. We are a close-knit team, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with everyone who steps through our door! We have a strong South African heritage, and our traditional recipes allow you to taste authentic flavours from our country.
Everyone at Susman’s Best Beef Biltong works together to ensure that you, our customers always receive premium products for you to truly enjoy. Because we take great pride in our work, our beef biltong really is the best in the market. Why not try for yourselves? We look forward to welcoming you into the Susmans family.
Meet the man, the myth and the legend – Our founder, Larry. We challenge you to meet someone as passionate about biltong as our boss, who has dedicated his life to producing the perfect recipes for our South African store. If you have a question to ask, then you can be sure that Larry will have the answer! As you can imagine, he’s a busy man, working hard to bring you the biltong that you know and love, so the best way to contact Larry is to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonder how we manage to make sure every order is packaged with care? Janet puts her heart and soul into ensuring that operations run smoothly in our factory production. If you need a special order made for you, then Janet is the lady to speak to! She can also help you decide which South African wine to choose as she has now worked her way through our huge range (several times) with the help of Larry.
Having worked her way up the ranks, Lauren is now our manager, overlooking the day-to-day running of the company! Lauren acts as a second pair of eyes for Larry, dealing with your orders, suppliers, reps, etc. She is here to help customers with any concerns or questions that they may have, and is always happy to offer her expertise and suggestions for products that we know you’ll love. You can contact Lauren by emailing email@example.com or giving her a call on 01273 516160.
Sarah the first point of contact when you phone us, along with Lauren. She processes all of our internet orders, so if you would like any additional help or information please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you like anything ordered specially for you from home, just ask and she will do her best to get it sorted for you!
Ben works closely with Larry & Jan making sure that your biltong is just how you like it when it's sent out to you. You will also bump into him in our South African shop, where he can help you to find the snacks and sweets that you love! If you’re in-store, ask him for his product recommendations.
Read what the newspapers in South Africa and the UK have got to say about us.
Larry gives Sussex a taste of South Africa Sussex Express
Something to Biltong Southern Cross Magazine
Invented by wild Boers, savoured by snackers Argus (Page 1)
Life is just a bowlful of Biltong Argus (Page 2)
Biltong King of Britain does a roaring trade Sunday Times
Moves to larger premises due to demand Rugby World
Biltong a recipe for business success Saturday Telegraph
British beef about raw meat Saturday Telegraph
Head south ... to Susman's SA Times
A barnstorming idea to chew on Sunday Times
Boerebiltong vir die britte Radio en TV DAGBOEK
Crazy biltong craving makes our larry rich Sunday Express