JC Rook and Sons are a well established family run business who have been trading in Kent for over 40 years. We have 13 shops operating throughout east and mid Kent with our own production and distribution facility as well as food services department for supplying restaurants,schools,hotels and pubs. We employ around 220 staff.
The Rook family has had a connection with the meat trade since the 18th century,originating in and around Norfolk. Joseph Christmas Rook, a butcher since leaving school(except during the war when he joined the RAF),opened the first JC Rook and Sons in Dover, with two of his sons, Michael and Roger, in 1965. In a small room above the shop, they made all their own pies , pasties and sausages. Within 14 months they had become so successful,opening another 3 shops in Ramsgate,Broadstairs and Deal that two other brothers, John and Peter, opened a separate factory to produce the manufactured goods for the shops. In 1968 the youngest son Joe, on his 21st birthday, was welcomed into the partnership. Over the next few years the company slowly expanded,branching out right across Kent.
Joseph Christmas retired in 1975, as now have all his sons, and the company is managed and run by two of his grandsons, Chrisand Andrew with excellent support from Michaels brother in-law, Philip Pellatt.
We have built our reputation on providing high quality meat and customer service at fair prices.
This not only helps other Kent businesses but also gives our customers confidence in the food they eat as well as reducing food miles travelled.We are also proud to have 100% biodegradable packaging and were (we believe) the first company in Kent to introduce a charge for plastic carrier bags in an attempt to encourage our customers to reduce,re-use and re-cycle.We also have speed limiters on all our delivery vehicles and JC Rook and Sons are committed to reducing the impact their business has on the environment.
Over the years J.C.Rook & Sons has won many awards for home made sausages and pies and are especially proud of being a 2008 finalist in the UKTV Local Food Hero Award.
We also won the Mall 2008 Retailer of the Year,took 2nd place for the 2008 Ice lab E Commerce in Kent award as well as gaining many prestigious awards for customer service excellence.
We are very pleased to now be able to offer over 400 Kentish products online and deliver that same quality and service to customers who prefer the convenience of online shopping and home delivery.
We offer butchers home delivery to any town or village in Kent and are the leading butchers in thanet, butchers in shepway, butchers in rochester, butchers in dover, butchers in sandwich, butchers in gravesend, butchers in strood, butchers in swanley, butchers in edenbridge, butchers in swale, butchers in medway, butchers in thanet, butchers in tonbridge, butchers in maidstone, butchers in ashford, butchers in faversham, butchers in dartford, butchers in malling, butchers in gravesham, butchers in sevenoaks, butchers in tunbridge wells, butchers in new romney, butchers in kingsnorth, butchers in kennington, butchers in cranbrook, butchers in staplehurst, butchers in hawkhurst, butchers in queenborough, butchers in beckenham, butchers in sturry, butchers in dymchurch, butchers in hawkinge, butchers in lyminge, butchers in lydd, butchers in eastry, butchers in blean, butchers in chartham, butchers in tenterden, butchers in canterbury, butchers in paddock wood, butchers in east malling, butchers in tunbridge wells, butchers in southborough, butchers in aylesham, butchers in tonbridge and west malling; butchers in tonbridge; butchers in aylesford, butchers in belvedere, butchers in bexley, butchers in bexleyheath; butchers in birchington; butchers in bromley; butchers in erith; butchers in greenhithe; butchers in keston; butchers in longfield; butchers in orpington; butchers in sidcup; butchers in snodland; butchers in swanscombe; butchers in welling; butchers in west wickham; butchers in westerham; butchers in chislehurst; butchers in whitstable; butchers in broadstairs; butchers in cliftonville; butchers in margate; butchers in ramsgate; butchers in deal; butchers in dover; butchers in hythe; butchers in sittingbourne; butchers in chatham; butchers in tunbridge wells; butchers in royal tunbridge wells; butchers in herne bay; butchers in folkestone; butchers in gillingham;