Cranstons - Butcher - Maker Cranstons - Butcher - Maker

Delicious local food
-made by us-

Butcher + maker

Just like Stanley Cranston back in 1914, our skilled butchers buy only the best cattle, sheep and pigs from farmers we know and trust, expertly hanging and cutting the meat. We have full control from field to counter. Working in our Cumbrian Food Hall kitchens our experienced team make sausages and pies, cure bacon, roast meats, and prepare fresh salads each day

The perfect breakfast

Shop our delicious dry cured bacon

Comfort Food

Our recipe library is full of great ideas you have to try

Fuel your adventures

Tasty pies and scotch eggs – all made by us

Taste of Cumbria

The perfect gift or Cumbrian experience at home!

Quality you can
trust – since 1914

A family run butchers for more than 100 years, we are
passionate about offering the highest quality local
meat and produce for our discerning customers.


Award winning butcher + maker

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