Cranstons Latest News

  • Cranstons and Orton Grange Farm seize the moo-ment for fresh milk
    Orton Grange Farm and Cranstons have launched milk vending machine, bringing minimally processed, zero food mile milk to North Cumbrian customers. Customers can buy a glass bottle from Cranstons’ Orton Grange Food Hall then return time and time again for...
  • Cranstons team raises £2939 for Hospice at Home!
    On the 11th September a 9 strong team of walkers from Cranstons completed a gruelling 22.9 mile sponsored walk in aid of Hospice at Home Carlisle & North Lakeland. Thanks to the efforts of Chris, Sam, Naomi, Janice, Ann, Amanda,...
  • Cranstons connect with local vegetable growers through Home Grown Here initiative
    Cranstons are offering customers at the Cumbrian Food Hall an exciting new range of vegetables grown in county. Thanks to the support of a new ‘Home Grown Here’ initiative several Cumbrian farmers have dedicated acres of their land to growing...
  • Say hello to Cranstons management team
    Here at Cranstons we are entering a new phase is the development of the business. Roger and Philip Cranston who continue to own the company and who will continue to work in Director roles are planning to have more time...
  • A fond farewell to Kath and David
    Cranstons said a fond farewell to long-standing team members Kath McManus and David Hanning this week as they retired after 22 and 11 years respectively working within the team. Kath joined Cranstons back in 1999 working in our original shop...
  • Fresh NEW LOOK for Oswald’s
    We have been busy completely re-styling our Cumbrian Food Hall café during the latest lockdown closure.  ‘Oswald’s’ on the first floor of the Cumbrian food hall is now back open serving brunch, lunch and a new range of ‘baked by...
  • Gourmet BBQ inspiration from the Boss
    Philip Cranston our MD knows a thing or two about great barbecue meat, here he gives his top recommendations for things to cook up on the BBQ this spring and summer. Outdoor dining has come a long way in the...
  • Securing our futures: New apprentices join the Cranstons family
      As we rung in 2021, we have welcomed three apprentices to the Cranstons family!   Brandon Flannigan, Adam Jackson and Michal Roszkoiak joined us a couple of months ago and they will be based at our Hexham shop and...
  • We’ve raised over £3500 for Hospice at Home
      We are pleased to announce we have raised over £3,500 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland! Over Christmas you may have noticed that we had two charity products where 50p from each sale would be donated to...
  • Supporting Hospice at Home Carlisle + North Lakeland
    Our ever popular Christmas Shopping Evenings may be cancelled this year, but this will not stop us from raising much needed funds for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland. This year you can help us while you stock up...
  • Introducing our Freshly Made in our Kitchen Range!
           Butter Chicken with rice and naan bread   We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Freshly Made in our Kitchen range! We know everyday life has changed since March, with more and more...
  • Our picks: Five Cumbrian products you NEED to take home with you
    You’re in the Lake District on staycation, you may be a first time visitor, you may have been asked by your friends and family for a souvenir. A magnet or tea towel not quite cutting it? Cumbria has an abundance...
  • A Fond Farewell to Cyn!
        Cranstons Penrith King Street shop said farewell to long-standing team member Cynthia ‘Cyn’ Holmes this week as she retires after 31 years working for us. Cyn has served the Penrith community for over three decades from our butchers...
  • Say hello to… Naomi Morgan
      Naomi joined our product development team last autumn after her family relocated to Cumbria from Rutland. Naomi has a wealth of experience in the food industry, having owned her own café and bakery in her hometown and having developed...
  • We did it! Our Sirloin Steak is the best in Britain
      Great news! Our 21 Day Dry Aged Sirloin Steak has been judged the best in Britain by the Q Guild of Butchers in their annual Smithfield Star Awards. Cranstons work with trusted local farmers, buying cattle direct from the...
  • NEW Car Park collection service
    The team has been working hard behind the scenes to get our new click and collect service up and running and we are pleased to say it is now live! Visit the click and collect shop and place an order...
  • Say hello to… Dave Dobson
    It’s National Butchers week so we thought we’d introduce you all to one of our Butchers, Dave. 30-year-old Dave has just moved to the Cumbrian Food Hall from our Brampton Food Hall at the beginning of March as Assistant Manager....
  • Say hello to… The Dodgsons
      In this new series of blogs we will be chatting to a number of people who are key to the cogs turning at Cranstons – from our office team to our butchers, sales assistants and farm suppliers. We are...