Weatherhead Butchers of Pateley Bridge & Threshfield is very much a family business, which is being run by Andrew Weatherhead the 5th generation Weatherhead to do so. The business has been handed down from son to son over the generations. Henry who originally started the business in 1876 after serving a 5 year apprenticeship where he was paid a pound a year for his service. Originally he started selling meat through a stall in Pateley Bridge, and making deliveries with his horse and cart in the local area before opening a shop on the high street. Henry past the business to his son Harry when he passed away. Harry worked his entire life in the business eventually handing the reins over to his two sons Ted and Joe. They in turn passed the business to Ian and Brian who ran the business together, Ian is still involved in the business attending local auctions and helping Andrew the current owner when he is busy.
We are also local farmers; which is why the business was originally started, so that we could sell our own quality meat to local people.
With Andrew now at the helm of our family business we have seen it grow; as well as having a busy shop at the bottom of Pateley Bridge high street, we also supply our superb meat to many local pubs, restaurants and eateries not only in the Pateley Bridge area but the surrounding villages such as Kilnsey, Kettlewell, Grassington and towns such as Ripon and Ilkley.
Andrew has won many awards for his sausages, home dry cured bacon, blood or black pudding, beef burgers and of course our pork pies. He recently came runner up for his Poachers pie out of 1300 products.
Weatherheads took over the butchers shop in Grassington in 2014 so they could give the same family service and values to their neighbours “just over the hill”. The local produce from Nidderdale and Wharfedale compliment each other perfectly.
Best Butchers Shop in Yorkshire at the Countryside Alliance
“Rural Oscars” Awards.