Our Brampton Food Hall is among the best butcher’s shops in the country!

29th March 2023

Cranstons Brampton Food Hall has been named as a finalist in the coveted Butcher’s Shop of the Year Award’s 2023. The food hall, in the heart of Brampton has built an excellent reputation for its friendly customer service and for the quality local meats and delicatessen goods it showcases.

Food Hall Manager Mark Mallinson said ‘’The whole team are thrilled to be named as a finalist by the Butcher’s Shop of the Year judges.  We are really proud of the work we do bringing a huge range of expertly produced Cumbrian food and drink to the people of Brampton. It’s lovely to see everyone’s hard work recognised with this great news’’


Brampton Food Hall opened in 2015 when Cranstons acquired the former HSBC bank and were able to move across the street from their original little shop on Front Street.  The 2000 square foot food hall offers customers a huge range of butchery, delicatessen and takeaway food plus produce from more over 100 Cumbrian suppliers.  The Food Hall employs a team of 14 butchers and assistants offering shoppers fantastic friendly service and extensive food knowledge.


The Butcher’s Shop Awards look to honour & celebrate quality, commitment and achievement in the UK butchery industry, finding the best of the best in 6 regions spanning the UK as well as rewarding innovation, quality displays, online retail, and of course our trainee butchers!


Cranstons are up against Roast Mutton, of Kendal, Mainsgill Farm Shop, Richmond and Lishman’s of Ilkley. A mystery shopping visit will take place between 27th March and 17th April and the winner will be announced at a networking awards lunch on 22nd May in Birmingham at the Bierkeller. Brampton and Carlisle Food Hall manager Mark Mallinson and Assistant Manager Steven Davidson will attend the awards.