Nature provides us with the best ingredients at the best times.
The rest is easy
J.J Blair and Sons:
Situated in Darlington’s Covered Market, greengrocer J.J. Blair and Sons is our main fruit and vegetable supplier. J. J. Blair’s is a family run business who have been trading in the Covered Market for 145 years, and some of their produce is grown at the family’s own plant nursery.
The Cheese and Wine Shop:
The Cheese and Wine shop in Clark’s Yard in Darlington town centre is where Celebrus sources some of the more specialist cheeses we use. The shop was established in the last century (just!) and cheeses are sourced from the very best Affinuers, namely Hervé Mons from France and Neals Yard Dairy of London. Some also come direct from the farm.
Country Valley Foods:
Another local family business, Country Valley is one of our meat suppliers based in Billingham, Teesside. They have been established for over 40 years and have expanded rapidly. Country Valley buy from local pastures wherever possible and hang and cut the meat themselves. They supply over 250 businesses in the North East.
Yorkshire Dales Meats:
Based in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales, the Knox family have farmed in the area for over 100 years. As well as farming their own beef, they now source meat from all over the Dales and the wider region and have also expanded into exotic meats. Yorkshire Dales Meats now supplies some of the top hotels and restaurants in the North of England as well as local shops and supermarkets.
Taylor Foods is one of our fish suppliers who have been based on the North Shields fish quay for 85 years. Their ethos focuses on freshness, traceability and environmental responsibility. They also offer training in filleting and boning fish and product training for customers.
Hodgson Fish was established 102 years ago in Hartlepool and is still run by the Hodgeson family. The business began when Hartlepool was a fishing port dealing in whiting, haddock, cod and plaice but has now expanded to include a wider range of produce such as tuna, swordfish, bream and shellfish.
Berkmann is the largest family owned and family run wine importer in the UK. As well as supplying wines, they offer support, advice and training. Their aim is to become a trusted partner to their customers and form long-lasting partnerships.
The largest independent drinks wholesaler in the UK, LWC supplies Celebrus with soft drinks, beers, ciders and spirits.
Heineken supplies our draft beers.
Wellocks supply Celebrus with dry store ingredients and some of our more exotic or specialist ingredients.