A victualler is traditionally a person who sells food or other provisions, similar to a grocer. Founded in 1973 we have been producing quality hams, pates, smoked poultry products and delicious Christmas puddings from our kitchens in Nottinghamshire for many years now and our family business has become one of the most respected and well known ham producers in the UK. The Country Victualler was established by Richard Craven-Smith-Milnes and his wife Jane in 1973. In January 2013 Jane and Richard decided to retire and the business was passed on to Mike Maloney Country Butchers and Bakers limited (est.1979), a family run business just down the road in Nottinghamshire. The business has a real family run feel about it and employs a team of highly skilled butchers, bakers and a development chef all who share the same passion for producing top quality produce. Both companies share in taking great pride in the quality of the finished goods. A recipe handed down from the late Colonel Dickinson lies at the heart of the company’s foundations, The Alderton Ham, a deliciously sweet and succulent baked ham, glazed with marmalade for a unique yet traditional taste has become the signature product of the company. From their converted basement of their London flat, Richard would bake the hams overnight before loading up his van and delivering to wine bars, restaurants and food halls across the city. Before long Partridges of Sloane Street, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum and Mason were among our customers and have loyally remained so ever since, joined over the years by Daylesford Farm Shop, delicatessens and Farm Shops across the country. Alison, the company director believes that it’s the history and traditional values of the company that strikes a chord with their customers, together with the company’s continuing commitment to provide the finest quality products with complete dedication to only the best in freshness and great taste.
 
Tel - 01777 874700
Email - sales@alderton.co.uk

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