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It's all in the mix - traditional Black Pudding

The one type of business that Cumbria seems to be blessed with more than anything else, is exceptional butchers. Wherever you’re located in the county there’ll be one in your area.


In the South Lakes where I’m based we’re lucky to have too many to list but there a few really stand out, there’s the force of nature that is Stuart Higginson, whose shop in Grange excels in every area, then there’s Clayton’s and Huddleston’s in Windermere. However, the one I love the most is Garside’s in Ambleside, first opened by local legend Freddy (who still makes the sausages) and now run by his daughter Hayley and her partner Seb. It is super!


Ask where each piece of meat on the counter came from and Seb will tell you without hesitation. What I like be