Cranstons Latest News

  • 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...
  • Festive fundraising raises over £3,500 for charity
      We would like to extend our gratitude to our customers and suppliers for helping us raise over £3,500 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland over the 2019 festive season. Our annual Christmas shopping evenings, in Penrith and...
  • Festive shopping nights raise £3102
    We would like to thank everyone who supported our Christmas shopping evenings this year at our Cumbrian Food Hall and food hall at Orton Grange. We raised an amazing £3102 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.  The nights...
  • All about: Dexter Beef
        Dexter beef is our latest speciality meats and is looked forward to by many customers. We stock Cumbrian Dexter in the autumn, through to the end of the year. But what makes Dexter beef unique to traditional beef...
  • All in Great Taste…
    We are pleased to announce five of our butchery products have been awarded 1 star gold awards at this year’s Great Taste Awards! The Great Taste Awards are the Oscars of the food and drinks industry and we are once...
  • From Apprentice to Deputy Managing Director: Congrats on the promotion Martin!
      We are pleased to announce the promotion of Martin Jones to the role of Deputy Managing Director. You may recognise Martin, he’s worked for Cranstons for over 30 years, since his days as a butchery apprentice in the Kirkoswald...
  • All about: Salt Marsh Lamb
        Rare breed and specialist meats are rising in popularity as consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of the origins of their food, and more interested in unique and quirky flavours. Thanks to praise from celebrity chefs and independent butchers,...
  • As you can see, we have a new website!
    We’ve finally overhauled our entire website! As you can see, all of it is brand new and if we say so ourselves, it’s looking fresh! We have been working hard alongside our brand agency to launch an updated user-friendly design...
  • Fyne Fish retains Fishmonger of the Year title
    We would like to extend our congratulations to Sharon and John (who run the fish counter at our Cumbrian Food Hall) and the whole team at Fyne Fish Cockermouth for retaining their 2018 ”Fishmonger of the Year” title at the...
  • Outstanding Contribution Award from Cumbria Life
      Philip and Roger Cranston were surprised and humbled to pick up a special award for their ‘Outstanding contribution to Cumbria’s Food and Drink industry’ at the 2019 Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. The judges praised the contribution Cranstons...
  • Cranstons win big at National Butchery Awards
      We’ve won some awards! We sent 11 of our products off for judging by the Q Guild of Butchers back in October for their annual Smithfield Awards, and the winners have now been announced. We won 10 Gold and...
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