From the Market Town of Otley Wharfedale in the heart of the
My name is Anthony Middlemiss. I am a butcher working in the family
business in Otley
West Yorkshire. Please feel free to comment on on my pages
anything that you like or dislike about my efforts.
Otley The Market Town
Our Shop at
3 Market Street
Otley The Market Town
Otley is a small rural market town situated towards the lower end
of the Wharfe Valley wrapped between the Chevin and rolling foothills of
the moors; dissected by the river Wharfe, Otley is the natural gateway
to the scenic dales .
Thomas Chippendale the famous cabinet maker was born in Otley his
statue can be seen standing in Manor Square next to the Old Grammar
School he once attended. The surrounding countryside is rich in the old
rural economy of Britain dependent on small scale family run farms, in
which livestock and arable production are evenly mixed. Production is
distributed through local abattoirs and markets. The result has been a
thriving rural economy, an abundant supply of nutritious food and a self
renewing countryside. The unique appearance of our landscape results
from this old economy, with hedges and boundaries maintained to keep in
livestock, and copses and coverts set aside for hunting and shooting.
Our company was first established in 1881 by John Middlemiss, the
present owners great great Grandfather, from a Market Stall in the
adjoining square, moving into the present premises in 1900 Five
generations of the family have now been providing the towns
people of Otley with quality meats and meat products for over 120
Please come and meet our staff
Tony , Peter ,Martin, and Dan are our shop staff who are
waiting to greet you and help with your requirements, every day from 8
am. until 6 pm. except Sunday, closed all day
Open Market Days in Otley are on Tuesdays Fridays and Saturdays, these
are days when the streets are filled with many varied Market
stalls. Also on Mondays and Wednesdays And Saturdays there are Livestock
auctions at the Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart East Chevin Road.
A good place to first view the town of Otley is from surprise view at
the top of the Chevin, a 900ft high hill situated on the southern most
edge of the town. As you approach the brow of the hill from the south
side the whole of Wharfedale will come into view below.