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Row & Sons was established by Joshua Row in 1880 to provide butchers with long lasting wooden chopping blocks and butchers’ shop solutions from quality hardwoods.  Our comprehensive product range and industry knowledge has increased over the years, together with our commitment to innovative product design. From working with traditional hardwoods, to introducing colour coded, polyethylene chopping
boards to the market in 1976, customer need remains at the very heart of what we do.

Today, we continue to offer classic and contemporary chopping and service board ranges, with practical food safety benefits, as well as making custom-made designs. We continually innovate and share new concepts, giving product guidance and care routines to meet an individual customers’ practical needs, as well as providing products which represent our customers and their businesses. We want to help build that memorable customer experience, where identity and personality shine through, in both quality and style.


our company

We have always listened to the needs of our customers and we understand the pros and cons of using different types of food surface materials across the food and catering industry. Wood, plastic, technical and composite materials are all different options to consider.

Butchery, food preparation and food presentation boards are all are essential pieces of equipment directly linked to both food hygiene and style. Whether you are a Butcher, Chef or a Restaurant Manager, or even a keen home chef, it is important to make the right choice.

Our whole team are committed to providing the best; in product design, quality, longevity, value, service and advice. Customer service is at the heart of what we do and has been for 140 years.



Our team of Craftsmen have the experience, knowledge and skills to create your vision. It could be a one off, individual product, or several thousand pieces with specified packing and labelling instructions. We have the team and commitment, to fulfil your order, your way.

Our collections are comprehensive and offer hygienic solutions to fulfil all butchery, restaurant and commercial kitchen needs. For businesses who want to differentiate themselves, we can bring creative serving ideas into reality through our bespoke services, with materials at the very forefront of design.

We continually invest in new technology, updating machinery and manufacturing processes, driving innovation and increasing efficiency, keeping us at the cutting edge; ever improving our offer, for our customers.


Whether you would like care advice, practical information on the properties of a food surface material, or advice on when to replace, we are always happy to share our experience with you.  With great product care, comes great value and we offer both guidance and products to help you achieve the very best life for your Row & Sons product.  Different food cutting or chopping surfaces and food service boards, require the correct care routines to help keep them in tip-top condition for longer. Correct care includes how a product is used or stored, as well as how it is cleaned.

For our Heritage Butchers Blocks we provide a free care pack to every Butcher purchasing their block directly from Row & Sons. Our care pack includes our Care and Maintenance Guide for Wood Products, a French Pattern Block Scraper and a 250ml bottle of our Row & Sons Wood Care Oil.  For our other hardwood products, we also sell our Wood Care Oil as a separate product, for customers wanting to re-oil their wood products and surfaces. Our Wood Care Oil can be used safely on food service boards, cutting and chopping boards or fitted wood kitchen pieces.

What our customers say

“Beautifully designed, and lightweight for easy use. Row & Sons serving boards are manufactured to the highest quality,”

Craig McAlpine, Chef Director - The Yacht, London

"I love buying British where possible and these knives really fit the bill. They're great quality, eco-friendly and easy to care for. I expected to see some deterioration going through a commercial dishwasher time and again, but they really are dishwasher friendly. On top of that they are stylish and just perform so well."

Phil Eaton - Manager, The Cross Inn, Essex

“Your service and approach has been appreciated and look forward to working with you more in the near future and building a stronger relationship between our companies.  As we are in the field of suppling F&B supplies and kitchen fitting and appliances, it would be our pleasure to be considered as your partners in Bahrain.”

Mahmood Ahmed - Alma Kitchens, Bahrain

“My chopping board arrived yesterday and I am very pleased with it. I must thank you for your kind and very helpful service.”

Peter Moss, Coventry

“It was a pleasure doing business with Row and Sons who went out of their way to manufacture and deliver in a short time. I would also like to thank you personally for making it all happen.”

Iain Garrett, Aberdeen

“Thank you to the team at Row & Sons for the great products and excellent customer service… Much appreciated and most pleased with the boards.”

Kjartan Sheth - Brentwood, Essex

“Working with Row & Sons was very easy, communication was good, and the timescales were quick… the best feature of the boards is their robust nature and flexibility in cleaning simply.”

Chris Colmer – Pizza Storm, Bakkavor Group



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Row & Sons, Bridge Works, Stanley Street, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 3BW
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