Upstairs Downstairs Specialist Cookshop

A specialist cookshop located in the market town of Oswestry.

A leading British cook & bakeware manufacturer

Global interest in British design and manufacturing has never been higher and Samuel Groves is building on this golden opportunity by continuing to invest in manufacturing equipment to produce the very best cook and bakeware at their manufacturing site in Birmingham.


Few suppliers of hospitality products go back as far as Samuel Groves. This venerable Birmingham-based manufacturer of kitchen equipment started in 1817, initially making brass candlesticks. By the 1870’s, production had expanded to electroplated teapots and trays and it started to become a significant exporter in the 1910’s.

The company was started by Samuel Groves Sr. and was subsequently taken over by Samuel groves Jr. in 1866.

Henry Groves 1862-1936, was the third and last generation in the family firm and was listed in the 1881 census as having the occupation of Metal Spinner, a process still used at today. In 1917 Samuel Groves was registered as a Limited company. Moving to Musgrave Street, Hockley in 1921.

The company continues to develop new products and utilise new materials, all of which are being manufactured in Yardley Birmingham.

Samuel Groves encompasses all facets of manufacturing including Metal Cutting, Presswork, Metal Spinning, Welding, Fabrication and Injection Moulding. In addition, they are able to design and manufacture their own tooling in house.

They remain traditional manufacturers and every product they are proud to say are still hand-finished. Samuel Groves has been a manufacturer in Birmingham for close to 200 years, some of the skills that will be used in the factory today will have been used all throughout those 200 years.

Modern Cookware

These premium versatile pans guarantee the best results every time you cook.
With high sides and straight edges, these pans are perfect for making delicious sauces, cooking pasta, rice and vegetables.

The tried-and-tested 3 layer, tri-ply design which comprises of a stainless steel exterior and interior, sandwiching a thermally efficient aluminium core. The solid 3mm body makes these pans very sturdy and durable. The outer stainless steel layer protects the cookware from scratching and rusting, and it will not react when it comes in contact with acidic or alkaline foods. The design guarantees superb heat distribution, resulting in consistently great cooking performance.

The long, riveted for extra strength, ergonomic handle has been designed to provide great comfort during cooking and serving, and the brushed stainless steel lids retain heat and prevent evaporation.

The handle stays cool during cooking, although it can get warmer closer to the rivets.

The magnetic stainless steel exterior enables the cookware to be used on induction hobs, as well as on all other heating sources.
These pans can be used in an oven up to 250C.

Available at Upstairs Downstairs

Please call us on 01691658591 for any enquiries, prices and to make a purchase.

Classic Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Saucepans
Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Frying Pans
Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Frying Pans With Non-Stick

Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Wok

Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Chef Pans

Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Sauté Pans

Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Paella Pans

Please call us on 01691658591 for any enquiries, prices and to make a purchase.