'Kendall's Farm Butchers was established over 40 years ago by the current owners Grandfather - Thomas Frederick Kendall.
Thomas was a Master butcher who worked for the famous CO-OP. He was a well respected Regional Butchery advisor, teacher and trainer based in Leeds. When the rare opportunity arose to buy a successful Butchers shop in the idyllic rural setting of Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, Thomas leapt at the opportunity.
Thomas' son Ian was a young police officer in Leeds at the time. However Ian decided to leave the Police Force and follow in his father's footsteps with the prospect of country life and a unique, family run business. Ian became the unlikely apprentice and partner of the newly established T.F.N.Kendall & Son.
These traditional recipes and ways ofbaking are still held dear today and are what, we believe, make our pies so special and so famous today.
Paul Kendall (the son of Ian and grandson of Thomas Frederick Kendall) began work in the butchers shop as soon as he could be made use of! Through cleaning, baking butchering, Paul became passionate about both his family's business and the world of butchery as a whole.
Once Grandfather Thomas and then Father Ian retired Paul took over the reins of the shop. In a matter of years Paul had doubled the size of his shop in Pateley Bridge, purchased another shop in Harrogate and most recently, created his online shop. All sectors of Kendall's Farm Butchers continue to thrive and expand year upon year.
It is clear that butchering is ingrained into Paul Kendall and that his passion for butchery affects everything he and his staff create at these thriving shops. 'No compromise ever' is the motto he stands by. This certainly rings true when it comes to the vast array and quality of pies, meats and poultry products produced daily in store.
Paul has now got 2 children of his own, Francesca and Noah. So who knows? The family run history of Kendalls Farm Butchers sees no sign of slowing down! Watch this space.....
Our 40+ years in this business has enabled us to forge unique contacts within the local community resulting in produce – which could not be improved upon - or be more ‘local’. We are, of course, fortunate to be living and working in an area famous for its agriculture and resultant high quality products.
Always striving to improve on the superb quality in our establishments - including this popular online shop-we at Kendall's Farm Butchers are always intent on increasing our numerous awards and accolades (See our News Page).
All made by our highly trained butchers and in house chef to our traditional Kendall recipes, why not call in to one of our shops and judge for yourself?
With a string of awards in respect of meats, pies, sausages, burgers and black puddings, Kendall's Farm Butchers is quickly becoming known as one of the most respected names in retail Butchering.