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Appleton’s celebrate first birthday in York

Appleton’s are busy today celebrating their first birthday in York! They are the first butchers shop to open inside the York walls since Scott’s closed in 2008. The original Appleton’s was established in Ripon in 1867, 150 years ago.

Hand lettered in traditional style, with a specially commissioned stained glass pig above the door by local artist Ann Sotheran, the small but perfectly formed shop opened on Lendal in October 2016. The York street has experienced an independent renaissance, with the opening of Appleton’s and neighbouring coffee shop, Spring Espresso in the same year.

Whilst their appearance over the year has transformed from red to black, in keeping with the chic fronts of all other Appleton’s butchers, their quality and passion for traditional pies and pork products has remained the same.

Appleton’s specialises in pork products like cured whole hams, sausage rolls, Scotch eggs, faggots and cooked meats such as roast ham. The central York shop offers charcuterie, pork pies and pâtés, and for the brave, ox tongue, still pickled, boiled and hand pressed using methods handed down from the original Appleton’s family.

Next time you’re in York, why not pop in? And, if meat is your thing, keep an eye out for an upcoming review of their meat boxes!

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