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In 2018 the day to day running of the food hall was taken over on a franchise basis, meaning our loyal customers still receive top quality cheese, pies & deli lines served by the same welcoming staff.


In the food hall you’ll find defined sections such as the butchery department serving handcrafted sausages, burgers & home cured bacon, fully stocked deli counter serving award winning Cryer & Stott cheese & pies, also locally served ales.


The café is a real foodie heaven serving reasonable priced dishes, coffee & cakes.

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Samuel Valentine is a beautifully designed food hall in Allerton Bywater created by Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers back in 2008.


The food hall is named after the children of Richard & Clare the directors.


It was a real home coming for the Holmes family as they have a long standing food history in the village of Allerton Bywater. Richards great grandfather, great uncle & grandfather owned the original butchers shop in the village.

Situated in both Pontefract & Castleford’s Market Halls,

Cryer & Stott Pontefract & Castleford are run as a franchise by Richards brother Stuart.


The shops sell a wide selection of cheese, cooked meats, cured bacon, gammons, and freshly baked award-winning pork pies. They also have a fresh delivery of locally baked bread each day. On the shelving you’ll find a mouth-watering range of chutneys, pickles and jams; and carry a gourmet range of foods from around the world.


The Pontefract branch has a small seating area, serving a range of coffees and teas, also hot and cold food to eat in or take away.