David Willan Quality Fresh Foods

Local Businesses:  David Willan Quality Fresh Foods | Oxenhome Filling Station | The Glen Guest House | Station Inn | Former Co-Op / Mace

The Station Estate
Oxenholme Railway Station

Tel: 01539 726 555

Mobile: 07850 884 050 or 07850 884 051

Email: enquiries@davidwillan.co.uk

Website: www.davidwillan.co.uk/

About Us

We are one of the leading suppliers of quality frozen, chilled and ambient food to the catering industry.  The company is owned and run by David Willan in partnership with his son Stephen. Our food distribution service to shops, restaurants and fast food outlets covers a large area in the North West from our base at Oxenholme Lake District railway station, just south of Kendal, Cumbria.

Having many years experience behind us – we were established in 1979 – we have seen the company grow from strength to strength. With our fleet of refrigerated vans we offer a quality service to cater for our clients every need and give them peace of mind knowing that, once an order is placed, it is as good as being in their freezers.

The service we offer is second to none and the company works hard for its customers to ensure a successful trading relationship, backed up with a total quality service.

We produce our own range of quality fresh pork sausages, beefburgers and Cumberland sausages.

David and Stephen Willan


David Willan purchased The Pickwick Pies franchise in 1979, selling pies to the fish and chip shops of Cumbria and North Lancashire. Due to David’s knowledge of the food and distribution industry the business grew very quickly and needed to expand.  The estate at the Lyons Maid & Findus Frozen Foods depot became available and was purchased in 1987 and was a place that David had previously worked. It was also at this point that David’s son Stephen became a partner in the Business.  In 2005 a sausage making business was purchased which utilised David’s butchery skills, which he had learnt from an early age whilst growing up in Appleby.  In 2009 we converted a building and created the Railway Cottage Bakery and started producing our pies and tray bakes.  In 2010 a new dairy was created on the estate for Mr Lewis to start manufacturing the Famous Lewis’s of Morecambe Ice Cream.  Now with a fleet of vehicles we distribute homemade Bakery, Butchery and dairy foods throughout Cumbria and North Lancashire.

Over the years we have had some pivotal moments, and even some royal ones like when we met Prince Charles and also the interesting and surprising story behind our onsite Shop.


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