Cranstons Latest News

  • Cumbrian Food Hall team host local food students
    Our Cumbrian Food Hall Team were delighted to host the Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGs) to our Cumbrian Food Hall this month. We welcomed four different student groups, who came to learn...
  • Cranstons show support for the Great North Air Ambulance Service
    We were thrilled to show our support to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) last week. Our Business Development Director, Jane Silburn, handed over a cheque for £2030 to pilot Mik Kingham, Dr Ric Procter, and paramedic Ian Grey,...
  • Meet our Team – say hello to Joanne Hunter
    Jo, Marketing Coordinator at Cranstons, recently had a chat with Joanne Hunter, Retail Finance Administrator, in a cosy booth in the busy Café Oswalds.   How long have you worked at Cranstons? I’ve been here for nearly 10 years now…...
  • Best product in the UK!
    Our Topside and Cheddar Burgers won the top award at this year’s Smithfield Awards, announced at Butcher’s Hall in London recently. The burgers won the Diamond award for ‘Best Burger’, a huge accolade in itself, before going on to win...
  • Connor Carrick shortlisted for prestigious ‘Young Butcher of the Year’ award
    Our Cumbrian Food Hall Butchery Supervisor, Connor Carrick, has been shortlisted for the 2024 ‘Young Butcher of the Year’ award which will be announced at the Q Guild of Butcher’s Smithfield Awards luncheon in London this Wednesday. The Q Guild...
  • Double Gold at the Smithfield Awards
    Our Smoked Streaky Bacon, and our Topside + Cheddar burgers, have each picked up a Gold Award at the Q Guild of Butchers product evaluation. More than 200 products were put forward by butchers from up and down the UK...
  • Meat our team – say hello to Liam Kirk
      Meet Liam Kirk, Cranstons Bacon and Poultry Production Supervisor who is pictured here with his wife Kelly. Caroline, Cranstons’ Brand and Content Creator, met Liam in Cafe Oswald’s  As they settled in, Liam opened up about his experiences and...
  • Inspiring the Younger Generation
    Cranstons Area Manager, Mark Mallinson, recently attended a ‘Visions Morning’ at Lanercost CoE Primary School, where the children had the opportunity to meet people from different careers.  Many of the children recognised Mark, as their families were regulars at Cranstons...
  • Proud to win ‘Specialist Food Retailer of the Year’
      We were ecstatic to receive the Specialist Food Retailer of the Year Award at the 2024 Cumbrian Food Awards. The event was held at Kendal College on Thursday, 14th March, and honoured the amazing food and drink businesses our...
  • Sue Carr retires after 30 years’ service
    Philip Cranston, and Carlisle Shop Managers Mark Mallinson and Ian Haworth, presented our long-standing team member, Sue Carr, with her retirement gifts last week, thanking for her hard work and dedication over the years. Sue has been a much-loved member...
  • We’re showing Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland some love
    This Valentines Day, we showed our ongoing support for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland with a big donation. Our Orton Grange Food Hall manager, Chris Russell, presented Kylie Palmer, Corporate Fundraiser for Hospice at Home, with a cheque...
  • Meat our team – say hello to Leah Fraser!
    Meet our apprentice Leah, who is currently featuring in a national media campaign!   Jo – Marketing Co-ordinator at Cranstons, recently had a chat with Leah Fraser in the office above the traditional butcher’s shop on King Street, Penrith. Leah...
  • Cranstons thrilled to support Carlisle Youth Zone
    We showed our ongoing support for Carlisle Youth Zone with another share of profits donation last week. Carlisle Food Hall Manager, Mark Mallinson, presented Emma Rogerson, Development Coordinator for Carlisle Youth Zone with a cheque for £3150. Cranstons are dedicated...
  • Happy 10th Birthday to our Orton Grange Food Hall
      Our Orton Grange Food Hall, which champions our own award-winning butchery and delicatessen goods along with produce from over 80 Cumbrian suppliers, celebrated a successful decade of trading on Saturday with a customer food festival. The Food Hall has...
  • Cranstons Penrith King Street shop bid farewell to long-standing team member Sylvia
    Philip Cranston and shop manager Robert Henderson said a fond farewell to long-standing Cranstons team member Sylvia Dirom last week.  Sylvia served the Penrith community for 24 years from Cranstons traditional butcher’s shop in Penrith town centre and was known...
  • Farmers and Cumbrian suppliers share in our celebrations!
    We celebrated the relaunch of our Cumbrian Food Hall in Penrith this week following the completion of an ambitious refurbishment project. Farmers, suppliers, customers and friends of the business joined our team to toast the future of the food hall...
  • Happy 40th Birthday to our Penrith King Street Shop
    Happy 40th Birthday to our Penrith King Street Shop   Our traditional shop on King Street, Penrith celebrated 4 decades of trading on Friday! Shop manager Robert Henderson and the team were joined by Philip Cranston to celebrate 40 successful...
  • Cranstons visits the Women’s Institute
    Mark, Manager at both our Carlisle and our Brampton Food Halls, joined Carlisle Assistant Manager Ian, and apprentice Rhys at Stapleton Hall on the 13th September, to give a presentation to the WI. Stapleton, Kirklinton, Lees Hill and Walton’s WI...