Cranstons have been quality Cumbrian butchers since 1914. Beginning as a horse and cart delivery service, Cranstons now hosts customers in their shops across Cumbria and the north. With their dedicated team of staff, they control production from the farm to the counter. They have a selection of shops across Cumbria that sell their award-winning range of sausages, pies, meats, salads and sandwiches to a large crowd of dedicated customers. Cranstons proudly work with many local farms to create their produce. Additionally, their food halls stock fresh vegetables, cakes, ales, chutney and more from many popular local businesses.

Their food halls are incredibly popular locations where customers can find nearly everything they would need from their local butcher. If the traditional shopping experience if more your style then their high street butchers shops in central Penrith and Hexham are for you. Customers across Carlisle, Brampton and Penrith can enjoy their popular food hall and café locations.

For customers unable to visit in person, there is an online shop!

Carlisle Food Hall:

Carlisle Food Hall is located in the very heart of the city centre. It can be accessed through Fisher Street. Here they maintain several butchers and deli counters that serve Cranstons’ range of award-winning sausages, pies and meats. They also sell freshly made bakery items such as breads and cakes from local brands. If you are on the go, their hot counter serves a selection of sandwiches made with Cranstons products and takeout coffee!

The Carlisle Food Hall is small but welcoming. It still manages to pack in a large range of items and services central Carlisle perfectly. Business here thrives and the staff are always happy to answer questions and offer advice about how to best enjoy their produce. Merely a short walk from Carlisle Market Hall and a selection of other local shops, the Carlisle Food Hall pairs well with its surroundings and welcomes customers to their traditional feeling establishment.


Cranstons Carlisle Food Hall is wheelchair accessible. There is level access across the shop floor and a ramp to take customers up in to the elevated sections of the shop. It can be narrow in some areas but staff do their best to accommodate visitors.

The lighting is bright around the counters and there are many smells from the produce. Some noise is generated from the machinery and other customers but it is a generally quiet establishment and very welcoming.

The nearest car park is the Town Dyke Orchard Pay and Display, although there is limited street parking in the surrounding area. Bus stops can be found on West Tower Street, a five minute walk away. Alternatively, you can travel from the bus station or Carlisle train station that are each around fifteen minutes walk away.

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To explore other Cranstons locations, see here and here.

Q Do they sell beef wellington?

They do.

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