Appleton’s Butchers Open in Knaresborough

19 August 2020

Appleton’s Butchers are delighted to announce that their Knaresborough shop will open on Tuesday 18th August 2020. Established in Ripon in 1867, Appleton’s are best-known for their handmade pork pies, which have locals queuing round the market square. Appleton’s specialises in pork products like cured whole hams, sausage rolls, Scotch eggs, faggots and cooked meats…

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Now wash your hands: Ripon’s indie shops brace for the big reopening

15 June 2020

Richard Mudd is looking forward to reopening Appleton’s butchers fully this week, for the first time since lockdown, and getting back to his his normal working hours. Staff will be protected by Perspex screens and only two people will be allowed in at a time, with markings on the floor so they can obey the…

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In Crust We Trust

4 June 2020

“Strange pie that is almost a passion, O passion immoral for pie!” Richard Le Gallienne’s 1899 verse might well explain why I found myself in the Yorkshire cathedral city of Ripon, 230 miles from home on a piercingly bright February day, watching the hustle and bustle of shoppers under a blue sky in the market…

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Online Shop now open

13 May 2020

We’re excited to announce that you can now place orders via this website for delivery direct to your home. Please take a look at our Online Shop to see what’s available and to arrange delivery.

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Wetherby butcher wins Best Yorkshire Pie competition at Tockwith Show

13 August 2018

A butcher from Wetherby has beaten off stiff competition to win the first ever Best of Yorkshire Pie Competition at Tockwith Show. The competition saw pie-makers combine regional flavours in a bid to achieve the perfect Yorkshire pie. Kevin Wilson of Appleton’s Butchers in Wetherby won by impressing the judges with his pork pie topped…

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How Yorkshire’s getting geared up for Le Tour

1 July 2014

People across Yorkshire are celebrating the final countdown to the Tour de France in many weird and wonderful ways. Appleton’s Pork Butchers in Ripon has cooked-up an edible ‘pie-cycle’ in honour of the Tour – a life-sized bike made from all its best bits. While in York, artist Karen Winship has produced a painting, in…

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Gift Hampers now Available

19 November 2013

Appleton’s Christmas Hampers are filled with a feast of the food people really want to eat at this time of year – pork pies, glazed ham, sausages and pickles. They represent what we do best. Containing the finest traditional foods, made both in-house and selected from local producers, our hampers are beautifully presented to make…

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Have you tried our Pork Pies?

19 November 2013

Best-known for our pork pies, which have locals queuing round Ripon’s market square, Appleton’s also sells a complete range of fresh pork, hams, cured meat and sausages. If you haven’t yet popped in to try our homemade Pork Pies- then you are in for a treat! Swing by this Christmas.

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Delicious Hog Roasts

7 November 2013

Having a party? Why not let Appleton’s take care of the food with our hog roast service? We offer a variety of packages to suit your party and budget. From Full catered Hog Roast to DIY. Visit the Hog Roast page to find out more.

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