Our history is very unique.
Discover our history.
C Dawson & Sons was established in Brayton in 1960 by our Grandfather Clifford Dawson and traded as a high class butcher with its own abattoir.
Joining the business in the late 60’s and early 70’s were William and Charles Dawson, both sons of Clifford.
Following the redevelopment of Manor Farm, the business relocated to its current premises in 1982 under the management of William and Charles Dawson.
Following the retirement of Grandfather Clifford Dawson.
Second generation, William and Charles Dawson built the business into its current form. With an expansion of the high class butchers to include a bakery for bread and pies, which includes the famous Dawson Pork Pies.
With the retirement of William and Charles Dawson, the business was taken over by the third generation of Dawson’s Phillip and John to maintain its reputation for high quality produce to this day.
Family Owned Butcher
Clifford Dawson moved to Cawood to Manage the Butchers shop
Clifford Dawson Established the Butcher Shop & Abattoir in Brayton
Late 1960 / Early 1970
William and Charles Dawson join the business
Relocated to new Premises
C Dawson & Sons make first fresh bread
First pies and sausage rolls are baked
Phillip and John Dawson join the business
What Makes Us Unique
We are part of AHDB Beef and Lamb which is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
Sourcing the majority of our meat from established Yorkshire farms, we support regional farmers who share our commitment to husbandry and excellent quality.
We’ll never compromise on the quality of our ingredients or our traditional approach. This ensures that our produce has exceptional flavour every single time.
Independent Local Farms
We feel it's important to support small local farmers and producers working together to sustain the future of local Yorkshire produce.