Looking for British-made kitchenware? Look no further than our definitive top 25 list of the best kitchenware brands that are made in the UK.
Duchess China are one of the few remaining Fine Bone China manufacturers in the UK to be 100% British – made in Stoke On Trent. They do not import any chinaware, it is all made here in their own factory. Their staff have descended from generations of local families who have always been in the business of making chinaware. Their team are passionate about our heritage and are keeping alive a traditional skills and passing them on to future generations of potters.
Perkins & Morley are design duo Jill Perkins and Jan Morley – two women who produce different, unique designs and have a passion for cards, gifts and home-wares that celebrate nature, wildlife and our landscape. All proudly made in Britain. Their online store has their designs on a whole range of kitchenware, from tea towels and aprons to chopping boards and mugs.
Powder Butterfly offer beautiful British themed gifts crafted in England. As a British based design company they work with excellent British manufacturers to produce gifts, awards and souvenirs. Their products include a range of kitchenware including fine bone china, tea towels, coasters, aprons and chopping boards and bespoke commissions.
The Art Rooms is a Yorkshire based studio in the beautiful world heritage village of Saltaire. Founded in 2008 by designer Jacky Al-Samarraie. Jacky’s unique signature design of silhouette and vibrant colour blocks have been inspired by her travels around Britain. Jacky is particularly interested in rural & city landscapes. She has applied her simple yet recognisable style to a varied collection of luxury lifestyle products including kitchenware.
Yesterhome are a small family business with a big heart based in the heart of the Midlands, an area known for its industrial heritage for centuries. They proudly use authentic patterns and casting methods used over 100 years ago to ensure their products are the best quality they can be. They cast their range of antique reproductions in aluminium, iron, bronze & brass. Search their kitchenware selection for trivets, cookware, enamelware, racks and more.
Bisbell Magnetic Products put the first magnetic kitchen storage rack on the market back in 1977. Since then they have gone from strength to strength, with their team working constantly on new products designs while ensuring their current products are of the best quality for their loyal customers. They pride themselves on the quality and design of their products, including their beautifully designed and UK made knife racks.
English Bone China by Sara Smith is designed in London and made in Stoke-on-Trent, birthplace of the most beautiful tea sets in the world. The elegant shapes and patterns reflect our rich design heritage while the mouthwatering colours and hand painted 24 carat gold make them truly original. This is a luxurious range of tea cups and saucers celebrating the history of English Bone China production in Britain, with pieces which are a joy to use today.
Lumley Designs is a family run business established in 1998 who specialise in unique British made cast iron products. Part of their product range is sturdy cast iron trivets to protect your kitchen worktops. They are individually made to suit customer requirements using skilled methods of pattern-making and woodcarving. You can add wording, dates, logos or intricate detailed artwork. Each design is custom made and finished in Wolverhampton England by Robin Lumley.
Made to Last retail homeware made in Britain. Based in Cambridge they retail online and it is their aim to introduce people to products that will stand the test of time. All of the products sold on Made to Last are manufactured in the UK. Search their kitchenware section which includes a range of cookware from Netherton Foundry.
Nutmeg and Sage offers a range of kitchen and dining wares. Specialising in handmade quality designs for adding colour and textural accents, each individual piece is made to last. Nutmeg and Sage has been featured in many top publications including Country Living, Country Homes and Interiors and The English Home.
Thread Drawn by Tobyboo create embroidered illustrated gifts and home ware, from tea towels to tea cups. Original ‘thread drawings’ are turned into beautiful prints to adorn tableware, bags, stationery and home textiles. Stocked in John Lewis, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Museum of London. Tobyboo also creates exclusive and bespoke ranges.
Blok Knives hand make kitchen knives in Derbyshire. Their workshop is in a heritage converted cotton mill in Darley Abbey Mills. All of their knives are full tang and made from Carbon Steel. A fine grain structure allows for a very keen edge. They use a variety of woods from Burrs to Burls. All the wood is treated, helping to protect it in a cooking environment. They also produce a special edition range using a Woollen Composite.
Crane is a British microbrand specialising in the design and manufacture of performance tools and accessories for the modern everyday kitchen and table. They aim to make progressive products that perform and integrate into everyday life in as natural a way as possible. Crane work with a range of designers including Matthew Hilton, Joel Hoff, Felix de Pass, Hugo Passos, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Inga Sempé, Studio Small and Barnaby Tuke.
Dartington Crystal was born in 1967 as one of the Dartington Hall Trust’s social enterprises in North Devon. It quickly became the most recognised manufacturer of simple yet functional glassware in the UK. Dartington’s vision was built on a clean and simple design style, handmade using age-old techniques. For over 50 years, many notable design figures have come together to use their passion and skill to grow the brand into what is now the only remaining factory scale producer in the country.
Denby Pottery is still made on the same site where the Pottery was founded. They’ve been making stoneware in Derbyshire since 1809. Since their beginning, they have only used locally sourced clay and secret glaze recipes to handcraft their designs. With every piece passing through 20 pairs of hands before it is finished, they ensure attention to detail and quality in all our production processes and final product. The combination of extraordinary designers and craftspeople, along with over 200 years of experience in making ceramics in their Derbyshire pottery, creates beautiful, versatile and durable collections.
Although not all Dualit products are made in the UK their toaster has been hand built in the UK since the 1950’s. The Classic Toaster has earned its place as a kitchen essential. Featuring fully replaceable or repairable parts, timeless styling and the unique, patented Proheat element. Each toaster is hand-assembled from start to finish, you can even find the assembler’s name on the base plate.
Samuel Groves are a Birmingham-based manufacturer of kitchen equipment. Started in 1817 they initially making brass candlesticks. By the 1870s, production had expanded to electroplated teapots and trays and it started to become a significant exporter in the 1910’s and are still going strong. They are traditional manufacturers and every product is still hand-finished. They have been a manufacturer in Birmingham for close to 200 years, some of the skills that are used in the factory today have been used all throughout those 200 years.
Samuel Staniforth Ltd. of Sheffield, England are manufacturers of The Smithfield range of knives. Born in the ‘Steel City’ itself Samuel Staniforth Ltd. is a traditional company with over 150 years experience in the design and manufacture of forged cutlery for professional and amateur users. Which are steeped in the heritage of upmost quality.
Silverwood has been designing and making award-winning high quality professional-grade bakeware in Birmingham, UK since the 1960’s. Silverwood has always stayed true to its founders’ values of traditional production using only the finest quality raw materials and skilled craftsmen who continue to use time-honoured techniques including metal spinning and hand-finishing. They’re proud to say they’re one of the last remaining British bakeware manufacturers.
Newey & Bloomer first manufactured Simplex Kettles in 1903. In 2017 Simplex Kettles by Newey & Bloomer resumed production ensuring the exacting standards as they were over 100 years ago – hand-crafted from solid copper with a solid molten-tin lining – a method that has stood the test of time and a foundation stone upon which the qualities associated with the Simplex Kettle has become world-renowned…for generations. Every Simplex Kettle is proudly stamped with Made in England as their hallmark.
Chef Tom Kerridge has launched a range of British-made cookware. The product range includes essential kitchen items that have strength, durability and longevity. “The journey that I embarked on trying to find manufacturers to become involved in this project was an exciting and eye opening one. We are constantly told that British manufacturing is on its knees but I found the opposite; strongly focused people with a passion for quality and honesty.” – Tom Kerridge