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Harold Nelson acquired the business in 1924, winning over 50 Gold Medals for his Melton Mowbray pork pies. These were made in the cellar below the shop before moving to our pie factory in Alma Place, Stamford in 1959 where we still handcraft our pies today.

On his retirement in 1952 Mr Nelson sold the business to Frank Gilman and now, in 2018 Matthew Kingston and Kris Moore have picked up the distinguished baton.

Matthew, a self-confessed meat lover, retired from the Royal Marines due to injury overseas and in Nelsons has committed to a new mission, rediscovering the craft of his ancestors who owned Kingston's Butchers chain 120 years ago. Kris, has been a butcher for 16 years and is famed for his displays of mouth-watering cuts of meat, traditional values and relentless search for quality. The two have joined forces to continue to deliver the famous Melton Mowbray pork pies and high quality meat their loyal customers can depend on, while mixing the best of the old and modern world by offering traditional quality - online.

Nelsons' meat and authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie recipes use meat that is sourced direct from nearby farms or through the local market. The farms are accredited 'farm assured' guaranteeing the highest standards of animal husbandry.

They want to bring an affordable taste of our small market town butchers' to as many dining tables across the country as they can.

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