About Cranstons

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, cure bacon, bake pies and prepare salads and sandwiches. For the sweet toothed amongst you we even have a special dessert kitchen, the Bannofee pie is a must try!

“It is simple, we are passionate about great meat and really good food prepared with skill and served the Cranstons way.”

Roger Cranston – Operations Director

Master Butchers and Expert Makers

Our Master Butchers train for years to perfect their knife skills – and they know a thing or two about great meat. Whether that’s dry ageing our beef so it’s mouth-wateringly tender and full of flavour or expertly curing bacon loins the traditional way for bacon packed with flavour. Our sausages, pies, salads, cooked meats, sandwiches and desserts are all made in- house too. Our shops are full of products made by us, if it has a Cranstons label on it we made it and we made it with real care and pride.

“We work with select regional farmers and a local family run abbatoir so we have full control over both the quality and welfare standards of our meat. We age it in house for just the right amount of time to ensure the flavour is at its best.”

David Law – Master Butcher and Production Unit Manager
34 years a butcher

“My team are in at 5am each day to bake off pies, roast our renowned cooked meats and prepare salads and sandwiches fresh each morning. I have worked at Cranstons for over 20 years so I know just how each product should leave the kitchen.”

Ashlea Pearson – Kitchen Supervisor
Over 20 years experience ‘making’ at Cranstons

Supporting Local Farmers & Producers

We have long standing relationships with local farmers we trust to raise the best produce which means they know the quality we want for our customers. So our producers raise their cattle, pigs, lamb, and poultry to our agreed standards. Alongside our local meat, we’ve gathered over 50 of the best of Cumbrian and Northern food and drink producers to supply our food halls where we stock locally produced ice-cream, jams and chutneys, cheese, ales, spirits and handmade chocolates.

“I have been dealing with Cranstons for over 30 years. Their team of butchers make an excellent job of preparing the meat we provide, doing justice to the hard work we put in on the farm”

Geoff Bell – Far Broom Farm Long Marton
(Supplier of cattle and lambs for over 20 years)

“Cranston’s symbolises quality and good service, just the sort of company we are proud to be associated with”

Justine Carruthers – Traybakes Ltd
(Cranstons Supplier for over 15 years)

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.

OUR STORY

Award winning butcher + maker

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