A HEXHAM butchers has got a new look.

Cranstons on Cattle Market has had a full refit.

During a one-week closure, when a pop-up shop operated, the butchers was given its new and improved, modern look.

The family-run business was established in 1914 by the current directors’ great uncle Stanley Cranston who developed a reputation for selling top-quality meat products in the Eden Valley from his horse and cart.

Nick Collins, shop manager, said: "It was a really hectic week, but myself and the team are really happy with the results. It’s like coming to work in a completely new shop and we’ve had lots of lovely comments from our customers.

"I’d like to thank my whole team for their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the refit, serving customers from the temporary shop and getting the new shop shipshape for re-opening.

"I would also like to say thank you to all those customers who ventured up the alley to the pop-up shop, it was great to see so many of our regulars’’.

Along with transforming the look and feel of the shop, the refurbishment has allowed Cranstons to enhance its hot counter menus.

The shop will now offer fresh coffee from expert coffee roasters Bruce and Luke’s, and an expanded menu of meal boxes and hot meat rolls. 

Cranstons retail manager Peter Potts added: "Nick and his team always provide excellent customer service and really care about the products they prepare. They are passionate about bringing fantastic, locally farmed meat and tasty, freshly baked pies to the Hexham community.

"It’s great to see the shop completely transformed, the refit has created a lovely environment for both our customers and our dedicated team to enjoy for years to come."

Cattle Market has seen a number of other businesses investing in the high street, including The Natural Grocer, Saks Hair and House of S&S Attire.

Cranstons operate food halls at Penrith, Carlisle, Orton Grange and Brampton as well as traditional butcher’s shops in Penrith and Hexham, a cafe and online shop.