by Harry Weatherhead in 1876, Weatherheads Butchers of Pateley
Bridge is a traditionally run family business with an acclaimed
reputation for the quality and excellence of its products.
The business has passed from
generation to generation and is continued today by brothers Ian
and Brian Weatherhead. Leading
the fifth generation, Ian’s son Andrew runs the family’s own
are frequent buyers of Champion cattle, sheep and pigs – providing
additional stock from the pastures of the naturally run family
farm, less than
a mile from the shop.
time honoured tradition, the trusted recipes which have served
each generation form the basis of the extensive range which is
hand-made and cooked on the premises.
The famous and best selling Weatherhead pork pies have had this poem
of praise written by regular customer Gordon Charlston:
inta t'dales, I'll give
thee some good advice,
Call in at first at Patela, bottom
o t'street, for some pies.
That's nivver tasted owt like 'em,
they're grand - especially warm,
When ya bite inta 'em, by gow _
t'juice runs reet darn ya arm.
They gerin ya mouth lads, so tek
some more for ya tea,
And wherriver ya get ta in't dales
tha'll be glad o t'advice fra me.
To shop here is
a must, for in addition to the variety of fine fare, there is
the happy ring
of cheerful banter and endearing northern wit, liberally dispensed
with a standard of service long lamented elsewhere. Popular TV
personality Janet Street-Porter, in a recent ‘Times’ article,
named Weatherheads her favourite shop of any in the country.
clients include members of the aristocracy, adding to a customer
base which now reaches London, Lancashire and Gloucestershire
as well as the nearby cities of Leeds, Bradford and York.
local game dealers, Weatherheads offer an impressive and comprehensive
and are always happy to discuss customers’ requirements, be they
individual, for a dinner party or for a catering establishment.
If taste and flavour top your
shopping list, why not call in and sample the proof or contact
H Weatherhead & Sons
9 High Street
North Yorkshire HG3 5AW
Tel: 01423 711207 (+44 1423