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CEMENTING LOCAL SUPPLY PARTNERSHIPS

DRAKE & MACEFIELD BUTCHERS has cemented its local field-to-plate supply partnership with farmers John and Alison Spensley and is now sourcing weekly supplies of prime beef and lamb from Manor Farm, Thorlby. All cattle and sheep are raised completely naturally on the 560 acres of rich and lush pastureland farmed by the Spensleys, guaranteeing the […]

More gold awards

We’ve managed to win a haul of gold awards in the national Q Guild’s 2009 Smithfield Awards, two for our traditional pork sausage one for stuffed pork loin and a Christmas special. The Smithfield Awards, held in London, are among the most highly coveted in the meat industry and a true indication of excellence. More […]

NATIONAL BRANDING FOR DRAKE & MACEFIELD

Q GUILD MEMBERSHIP ENDORSES QUALITY Television chef and food author Lesley Waters is helping with a major branding exercise to lift the profile of the Q Guild, the organisation that represents some of the best butchers in Britain, including Drake & Macefield. Lesley is devising a series of seasonal recipes for promotion in Q butcher […]

CUSTOMER PRAISE FOR NEW-LOOK SKIPTON SHOP

The newly refurbished Skipton shop is proving extremely popular with customers, who report that it has enhanced their Drake & Macefield shopping experience significantly. New signage has also been installed as part of a national branding exercise led by the Q Guild, the organisation that represents some of the best independent butchers in Britain. Drake […]

Decade of distinction in Settle

Drake & Macefield’s Settle shop is this year celebrating its milestone 10th anniversary. Craven’s oldest butcher opened its second shop in Settle Market Place in 1999 to ensure the town retained an independent family butcher. The business hasn’t looked back since and is now a household name in North Craven, having built up a regular […]