History & Heritage

Capestone has a long rich heritage located in the heart of Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The Scale Family have farmed the land since 1826 and generations later it is now run by Justin Scale.
Justin & Kate with George, Meg & Sam (with Kate’s pet duck & Harvey the spaniel)

Justin & Kate with George, Meg & Sam (with Kate’s pet duck & Harvey the spaniel)

Day out on 'Theresa' L-R: Unknown?, Gpa Scale, Dad, Mum, Ba, Harry R, Miss Smith (with dog)

Day out on ‘Theresa’ L-R: Unknown?, Gpa Scale, Dad, Mum, Ba, Harry R, Miss Smith (with dog)

Poultry production at Capestone was first established in 1920 when father and son Benjamin and Jack Scale produced their first bronze Christmas turkeys. Capestone Christmas turkeys soon became recognised nationally as an annual favourite.

Almost a century later, with generations of working knowledge being passed down, a lifetime of commitment and continuous investment – Capestone is now one of the leading organic poultry producers in the country.

With Justin Scale’s ambition, drive, determination and entrepreneurial spirit Capestone has evolved into nothing less than a thriving Welsh gem.

What’s in a name?

The name “Capestone” originated from the settlement created by a Norman knight named Capris who ruled the area after the battle in 1066. The farm and its name evolved from that settlement.

Capestone Milestones

In order to meet the high standards set by Capestone’s customer base as well as an increasingly consumer conscious shopper – the award-winning farm continuously invests in the business in order to improve efficiency, service and quality.

Since the millennium, significant investment is made annually to factory and farm facilities as well as to the committed Capestone Team through training and support.

Our Philosophy

The Scale family and loyal team have always remained committed to Capestone’s philosophy – ‘To grow the business in line with its strict high quality and welfare standards, inspire young people on the link between food and farming whilst improving the local environment within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.’

Our Philosophy section