KITSONS BUTCHERSBACK TO SHOPPING
he Kitson family has been running B&T Kitson butchers since 1693 and took over the shop they currently trade from in Stockton-On-Tees in 1903. B&T Kitson Ltd is a family run business through and through and Anthony’s mother, sister, two sons and even his 3 year old daughter all get stuck in.
The Kitson family was one of the first butchers in the UK to buy a vacuum packing machine in the early 1970s and they have been seam-boning meat for nearly 50 years. B&T Kitson offers a range of speciality steaks from spider steak to wagger steak and has recently begun making homemade speciality pies. The shop is rumoured to sell superb pork pies – Anthony says the key ingredient is the ‘female touch’ as the pies are made from the shop by his sister, Beverley.
B&T Kitson put customer service at the core of the business and their moto of “only sell what you would buy yourself” sees them striving to provide the highest quality meat. The family now runs three butchers with the other shops in Hutton Rudby and Northallerton.