Kitson & Son Butchers opens North Yorks farm shop
Kitson & Son Butchers has opened a multimillion pound food hall, Five Houses Farm Shop and Kitchen, which sells a much wider range of food than its three Kitson’s butchery stores.
The new shop, estimated at about 5,000 sq ft, is housed in a Great II-listed farm building on the Crathorne Estate, in North Yorkshire.
The store had a soft opening on September 8 but Henry Kitson, director, told FFD he hoped to hold a grand opening ceremony in October.
Kitson said departments included butchery, bakery, deli, organic fruit and veg and beers, wines & spirits. It also has a florist, a café and sells artwork by Lucy Pittaway which it displays on its walls.
Bread is baked fresh every day by Brickyard Bakery in Guisborough. Products include in-house charcuterie, award-winning pies and about 50 cheeses, many of them local, Kitson said.
The other stores are in Hutton Rudby, Northallerton and Stockton-on-Tees.