About us

Bringing you buttery goodness since 1886

At Anchor, we are firm believers that butter makes everything better. Ever since the first ever block of Anchor Butter was created and shaped into perfection over a century ago, we’ve been working and churning deliciously creamy butter for generations of happy customers. 

Made with 100% British milk, our famous block of buttery goodness contains just two ingredients: milk and salt. A fully farmer-owned business, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping to support our farmers and their families when you buy Anchor.

The story of Anchor πŸ“š

From the heart of the West Country, Anchor Butter was created in Westbury, Wiltshire. We’ve been churning milk and salt since 1886 – and you’d butter believe there are the only two ingredients in our delicious blocks of butter.

The original recipe was created over 100 years ago by Harry Reynolds, a Cornish dairyman who was inspired to name the brand Anchor because of a tattoo on one of the worker’s arms.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Uniquely double churned🧈

Our blocks of butter are uniquely double churned for a richer, creamier taste, from just two ingredients: milk and salt made with the simplest of ingredients and no added hydrogenated fats, artificial colourings or preservatives.

Our butter is simple, yet deliciously versatile. Ideal for cooking, baking, spreading, and enjoying.

Number 1 British Butter brandπŸŽ–οΈ

We are the number 1 British butter brand, with butter made lovingly using 100% British milk. A symbol of quality and excellence, our much-loved butter, cream and spreadables are a staple in almost every British household.

Eaten and loved by British families and created using milk from British farms, the quality and deliciousness of Anchor butter products are rooted in their Britishness.

Anchor is owned by our FarmersπŸ‘©‍🌾

Anchor is primarily farmer-owned, and our products come from the sunny green hills of Westbury, Wiltshire. When buying our products, you’ll know you have a direct hand in helping to support British hard-working farmers and their families.

The original block of creamy Anchor butter was created by Harry Reynolds, a Cornish dairyman turned farm owner, and we’ve remained true to our roots to this day, leaving our butter in the hands of farmers to continue providing the creamiest and tastiest of products.

Made with 100% British Cream

Whether you’re making traditional family favourites or seasonal treats, all of our Anchor butter products are made lovingly with 100% British milk and cream. Our butter comes from the sunny green hills of Westbury, Wiltshire, and we’re very proud of our British roots, which you can see reflected in both the products themselves and the way they are packaged and presented.

We know our products are eaten and loved by British families around the country, so we’ve made sure our Anchor butter products are made with 100% British milk and cream.