#LancashireDay: Superstar Suppliers -

#LancashireDay: Superstar Suppliers

When it came to writing about the best Lancashire food and drink suppliers, we knew there was only one team we could turn to, our CJUK recruitment team and their brigade of fantastic Chefs.

The girls in the recruitment team are devout foodies and of course CJUK Chefs live and breathe everything to do with great local produce.

Did you know the Lancashire Food & Drink industry is worth £735 million?

This is proof that as a county, we are jam packed with brilliant local establishments fuelled by quality ingredients!

We asked the CJUK team to name a food or drink establishment/supplier that they feel is a true representation of everything Lancashire…


1.Johnson & Swarbrick – Recommend by CJUK Chef, Joshjosh

Johnson & Swarbrick is situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley, in the picturesque village of Goosnargh. They have been producing poultry products for the past 3 decades.

CJUK Chef, Josh says “The Goosnargh duck is my favourite. It’s by far the tastiest bird I have tried and the care they put into looking after their duck is second to none.”    http://www.jandsgoosnargh.co.uk/










2.Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop – Recommend by CJUK Talent Manager, Susannah

susannah The original Famous Sausage Shop is located in Clitheroe. With over 60 different varieties of sausage to choose from, you can’t go wrong.

Susannah says “I love going to Cowman’s for their massive selection of sausages – over 70 varieties and the quality and taste is exceptional. I love the service I receive as it is always friendly and professional and of course the best thing – THEY DO FREE SAMPLES!”    http://www.cowmans.co.uk/









3.Riley’s Butchers – Recommended by CJUK Chef, Adam


Everything sold at Riley’s is locally sourced, from farm to fork. Located in Crawshawbooth, they make all of their products on-site and a warm welcome and personal service will always await you.

CJUK Chef, Adam says “They are amazing butchers, their meat is delicious and to top it off they even have their own slaughterhouse on their farm which is about a mile from the butcher’s shop.”    









4.Bowland Brewery – Recommend by CJUK Account Manager, Lauralaura

This brewery started life in 2003 when the founder decided to follow his dream to establish a viable micro-brewery. Over the next ten years or so, the Bowland Brewery went from strength to strength picking up a number of awards.

Laura says “This is a perfect place where the old meets new. You’re in a setting surrounded by true local Lancashire history, where you can enjoy ales made from meters away to miles away. There is something to suit everyone and the food is served in rustic, hearty portions.”    http://www.bowlandbrewery.com/









5.Mrs Kirkhams Cheese – Recommend by CJUK Operations Manager, June

The Kirkham family have been making traditional farmhouse Lancashire cheese for the past 25 years. They have won numerous awards, the most prestigious being ‘Supreme Champion’ at the British Cheese Show.

June says “There is nothing better than going home after a chilly day on the golf course and having cheese on toast with a good slice of Mrs Kirkhams Cheese!”









6.Fish 2 U – Recommend by Head Chef at the Three Fishes, Kristian Fisher

kristianBased in Nelson, this quality fish merchants supply fresh fish & seafood to the finest hotels & restaurants across the country.

Kristian says “This is one of only two suppliers that I’ve never sent anything back to. What you ask for, you get, everything is good quality. Yes, it’s not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. All their prep is done in house by hand and they never buy anything in. My favourite fish to buy from them is their smoked haddock!”   https://www.facebook.com/Fish2unet/












7.Bashall Barn – Recommended by CJUK Talent Resourcer, Jenjen

Bashall Barn is a Ribble Valley destination offering a retail outlet, coffee shop, ice cream parlour and national award winning restaurant which seats 120.

Jen says “I love going here because you can go in a little dishevelled after a long walk and sit cosily in front of the log burner enjoying a big hot chocolate (and a bowl of chips – I’m pretty sure they make their own ketchup too which is delicious!) They do huge, AWESOME ice cream sundaes – I think the last one I had was a ‘Fat Nutty Fudger.”    http://www.bashallbarn.co.uk/








Lancashire is jam packed with 1000’s of brilliant food & drink suppliers and these are just a few of our favourites, to find out more about what Lancashire has to offer, take a look at the Visit Lancashire page.

Got a supplier to recommend to us? We’d love to hear from you!

Get in touch with a member of the team today,

01254 355666

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