Thornton’s Bakehouse & Butchers

Get to know more about Thornton’s Bakehouse & Butchers…

Now then! We’re Thornton’s Bakehouse & Butchers, a Bakery and Butchers located in the busy market town of Easingwold, in the heart of rural North Yorkshire. We’re a third-generation family run business, owned by John Thornton, the son of Geoff from Thornton’s Butchers which used to sit in Easingwold marketplace. We specialise in handcrafted Pork Pies, Pastries and quality, locally sourced Meats.

The Thornton’s name has been well known in Easingwold and the surrounding area for generations, passed down through the Thornton family from father, to son, to grandson. Our business started back in 1960, with a Butchers shop in Easingwold market place, opened by John’s granddad Colin Thornton and his wife Mary. It was Granny who ran the Bakehouse adjoining the shop and began to develop our famous Pork Pies which have become a tradition for many local families, and still are to this day.

Our Pies and Pastries are made by hand and baked daily in our Bakery in the centre of Easingwold. We take great pride in producing delicious, hearty, traditional products which taste as good as they look and uphold the exceptional Thornton’s reputation, developed over decades of serving our customers.

Provenance is at the heart of our Butchery today and has been since we began in 1960 at our old Butcher’s shop in Easingwold marketplace. Over the decades of having a Butchery we have developed strong relationships with local farmers and suppliers, and we continue to be passionate about providing meat which has been born and bred in North Yorkshire.

Our meat is used in many local Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants and we are always looking for new places to supply!