Jim Higginson opened his first shop at 3 Castle Bank, Tow Law, County Durham on Monday 4th September 1978 and in the years since has expanded the company to the six outlets that form Castle Bank Butchers today.
Well known to be Teesdale`s oldest butchers; the Peat family were selling the finest local meat as long ago as the late 19th Century.
We bought William Peat Butchers as well as Marden Farm Shop in Barnard Castle from Roger Peat in 1993 before moving the business to more suitable premises closer to the town`s historic market place a few years later.
At the same time we converted the Farm Shop to a Delicatessen selling pies, bread and cakes from our own bakery as well as the best selection of local and continental meats and cheeses in the area.
The butchers shop serves our other branches with our multi award winning sausages and bacon and supplies the finest meats to some of the region`s best restaurants.