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H.G. Stephenson Ltd

Kennerley Works
161 Buxton Rd
United Kingdom

Tel: 0161 483 6256
Fax: 0161 483 2385
Key Contacts
  • Mr Henry Stephenson - Director
  • Mr Julian LewisBooth - Director
Today 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM (Currently Closed)



Registration Number: 00065741
VAT Number: GB157388234
Established: 1868
No of Employees: 21-50
Annual Turnover: 2-5m
Company Type:
  • Distributor
UK Branches: Stockport

Opening Times

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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H.G Stephenson Ltd is your single source supplier of catering equipment, providing everything from crockery, cutlery, and glassware, to bar equipment, cleaning products, clothing and kitchen disposables.

Our family-run company has been supplying bar and restaurant equipment, light kitchen catering equipment, janitorial products, paper and disposables for over 140 years! And as you might expect from such a well-established supplier, we have the largest catering equipment showroom and cash & carry in the North West. Indeed, there are over 6000 stock lines ready for immediate despatch and delivery. We deliver anywhere in the North West using our own fleet of vans, and use approved national carriers to serve the rest of the UK.

Stephensons sets strict parameters on product quality, so that our customers only ever receive equipment that is proven to last in demanding catering environments. And, because of our strong negotiating power with key catering equipment manufacturers and importers, these high-quality products are available at highly competitive prices.

Whatever catering products you’re in need of, head to H.G Stephenson. Below you'll find a small selection of some of our best-selling products - make sure you visit our website to view the entire range.



Stephensons has several ranges of cutlery available from stock, including our best-selling 18/0 stainless steel economy range. Durable and hardworking, there’s a collection of knives, forks and spoons to suit every catering environment and budget. Be sure to visit our website and check out our premium and specialist ranges, perfect for those classy, sophisticated catering environments.

Tea and Coffee Equipment

We have an excellent range of tea and coffee service equipment, including stainless steel and ceramic tea and coffee pots, insulated airpots and servers, cafétiéres, speciality teapots, and a wide assortment of coffee machine accessories. On the Stephensons website you'll also find cake stands, serving trays and trolleys. Whatever kind of catering establishment you run, we have equipment to suit any budget, style, and serving requirement.

Disposable Kitchen Equipment

When you're in need of kitchen disposables such as cling film, baking paper and tin foil, just head to the Stephensons website, where you can order those kitchen essentials and have them delivered directly to your door. You'll also find everything from hair nets, gloves, and filter papers, to pizza boxes, toothpicks and catering wipes.

Bar Catering Equipment

We offer a fantastic range of bar catering equipment. The range includes: Spirit and Thimble Measures and Pourers, Openers and Re-sealers, Cocktailing (cocktailing equipment, cocktail glasses, pourmaster juice storers, bar blenders), Wine Coolers and Buckets, Back Bar and Bar Top (ice buckets, scoops for ice buckets, bar trays, back bar accessories, tubtrugs, glass care and shelving, speed rails, bottle skips, floor matting and more), Bar Disposables, Bar Games, Bar Signage and Display, Cellar Equipment, Furniture and Ashtrays and Bar Heavy Equipment (ice machines, glasswashers, bottle fridges, glass frosters and wine bottle coolers). Please visit our website to view the range in full.


We also supply a great range of high quality clothing. Our clothing range includes Chefs Jackets, Chefs Trousers, Various Headwear, Aprons, Shoes and Clogs, White Multi-purpose Coats and Tops, Waiters’ Gloves, Tabards and High Visibility items. All items are manufactured from high quality materials for long term use. Please follow the link to our website where you can view images and prices. All items are available to order easily online.


Stephensons’ crockery range includes a variety of styles and designs from some of the most renowned crockery brands in the world, including Churchill, Dudson, Steelite, Royal Doulton and Villeroy & Boch. We have a large choice of practical, durable plates, bowls, jugs, cups and cookware perfect for the professional catering environment. We also supply a fantastic range of cutlery to complement your collection. Take a look for yourself by visiting Stephensons online.


Stephensons has been supplying high quality glassware to the hospitality industry for over a century, so we know what makes a good glass. All of our beers glasses, tumblers, wine glasses, champagne flutes, cocktail glasses, brandy glasses and shot glasses are sourced from quality manufacturers whose products are designed to withstand the rigours of the professional catering environment. We have a huge range of styles and designs for you to choose from, so head over to Stephensons online today and get browsing!


Maintaining a high level of hygiene and cleanliness is essential in any catering or hospitality environment. In fact, the future of your business depends on it. At Stephensons, we want to make the task easier by providing a huge range of professional cleaning products that ensure maximum cleanliness in minimal time. On our website you’ll find everything from cloths, scourers, brushes and mops to chemicals, toiletries, air fresheners and deodorisers. Follow the link to find out more!

Catering Appliances

Stephensons is recognised throughout the UK as a leading supplier of commercial-use catering appliances. On our website you’ll find grills, toasters, cookers, fryers, fridges, freezers, bottle coolers, dishwashers, processors, blenders, juicers, mixers and much, much more. At Stephensons, we know our products and understand our customers’ needs.  We’re always happy to provide our expert opinion if needed and we'll always make sure you have the right appliance for your commercial requirements. 
Our catering appliances are sourced from leading manufacturers whose products are renowned for quality, reliability and performance in demanding environments. 

Front of House - Catering Equipment

High quality finishing touches can really make a difference when it comes to your front of house experience and will make a lasting impression. Make it a positive one with our superb range of high quality front of house products that will showcase your cuisine perfectly. We stock everything from premium quality slate presentation boards and sharing platter presentation pieces to complementary condiment receptacles and table signs and displays.  The selection we have is extensive, so please see our website for full details including prices and order quantities.  

Health & Safety

Every caterer knows the importance of health and safety when it comes to food preparation and we are here to assist with a range of high quality health and safety items to help you provide a safe environment for both your clients and staff.  Our comprehensive range includes: health and safety signage, day dots and date labels for clear produce marking, thermometers and temperature control apparatus, first aid boxes and refill kits in a range of sizes, hand hygiene dispensers and disposable gloves, protective clothing, fly control devices, queue management items and energy saving and recycling signs.

Catering Kitchen Equipment

All of the best chefs rely on the highest quality equipment to help them achieve excellence and our range of professional utensils and accessories will please even the most discerning chef.  We have an extensive selection of knives, blocks and sharpeners to suit all budgets, food preparation aids – including scales, colanders, boards, spaghetti machines and basins, pastry and bake ware, cookware, pizza equipment, storage containers and a wide range of kitchen disposables, which includes films, foils, toothpicks and filter papers.  Browse our online catalogue to discover the full extent of our collection.

Paper & Disposables

For a huge range of paper and disposable items at competitive prices, look no further than the selection we have at H.G. Stephenson. No matter what you are looking for, it’s most probable that we’ll have it; from paper hand towels to napkins and table covers, from candles to plastic glasses, our selection will please all budgets and requirements. The collection is enormous so please take time to have a look through our online shop or come along to our cash and carry shop in Manchester to browse at your leisure.

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