Our History

Our history is very unique.

Established in 1960

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.

C Dawson & Sons Brothers Charles & William Dawson
company history

Family Owned Butcher

During 1957
Clifford Dawson moved to Cawood to Manage the Butchers shop
The Founding Owner of C Dawson & Sons, Clifford Dawson
During 1961
Clifford Dawson Established the Butcher Shop & Abattoir in Brayton
The Original Shop of C Dawson & Sons
Late 1960 / Early 1970
William and Charles Dawson join the business
The Original Shop of C Dawson & Sons, with William & Charles Dawson
During 1982
Relocated to new Premises
During 1986
C Dawson & Sons make first fresh bread
C Dawson & Sons Homemade Breads
During 1987
First pies and sausage rolls are baked
C Dawson & Sons Famous Pork Pies
March 2011
Phillip and John Dawson join the business
C Dawson & Sons Owners Phillip and John Dawson
Making a difference for the future

What Makes Us Unique

We are part of AHDB Beef and Lamb which is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Sourced Locally

Sourcing the majority of our meat from established Yorkshire farms, we support regional farmers who share our commitment to husbandry and excellent quality.

Proper Slow

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.