Carter's Family Butchers and Holiday Home in Bamburgh, Northumberland

Last week I went out to Bamburgh to photograph Carter's. The Carter family have been the village butchers for over 100 years and have built up a great reputation by providing a personal service and top quality produce. Each time I'm in Bamburgh I make sure I pick up a couple of scotch pies, totally yummy!


I love the fact that all their meat comes from local farms holding the certificate of Farm Assurance. Their cattle lambs are grass fed and they obtain the meat from their prime cured bacon, hams and sausage from free range pork. In addition R Carter & Son makes a variety of pies, black and white puddings and they also roast and boil their own meats.


I had to go out to the Bamburgh shop really early in the morning to avoid the queues!  Seriously, this is a popular village shop, with locals and holiday makers alike.  Sue and Mike were really kind to me and made me a coffee and bacon sarnie which was utterly delish!  After photographing the shop I went up to their holiday accommodation and took some interior shots for brochures and website marketing.  The pictures from the shop are to be used in a new website designed by Northern Lab in Berwick.


Carter's is the home of the 'Bamburgh Banger' and has even been endorsed by Rick Stein as a Food Hero.  It's easy to see why Carters is so popular, as someone famous once said (who's name escapes me) 'You get the business you deserve'.