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North West butchers to compete in finals of National BBQ Awards

  • North West butchers to compete in finals of National BBQ Awards

Four top butchers from the northwest of England have made it through to the finals of the National BBQ Awards, which are held annually by the prestigious Q Guild of Butchers to celebrate the very best butchery items for barbecuing.

Q Butchers from across the northwest were invited to enter the regional round of heats to determine who would have their products represented in the six award categories (naked rump steak, pork sausage, speciality sausage, beef burger, speciality burger and overall barbecue product) at the final in St Albans, Hertfordshire on 13 May 2018. 

Four butchers came out on top, with one butcher taking three categories. Cranstons proved it was King of the Grill in the north west winning the naked steak, beefburger and speciality burger categories (with a Topside & Cheddar Burger); Higginsons of Grange won the speciality sausage category (Cumberland & Cranberry); Dales Traditional Butchers won the battle for the speciality BBQ product (Lamb Rump); and Bolton`s Frasers Butchers won the remaining pork sausage category. 

Gold and silver awards were also given out to recognise the quality of those remaining products entered by butchers in the area.

The four regional winners will now go on to the finals to compete in their categories nationally and for the overall prize of Supreme Champion.

The Q Guild currently has over 100 members, and is a seal of excellence representing an elite group of the finest quality independent meat retailers in Britain. 

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Notes for editors

The Q Guild is a seal of excellence marking Britain`s best butchers. The Q Guild represents an elite group of the finest quality independent meat retailers in Britain and is synonymous with skills, craftsmanship and above all, quality.

The Q Guild`s members are based across the UK: from Inverness to Cornwall, serving 5 million worth of outstanding meat and related products to over a quarter of a million discerning UK consumers every week.

Q Guild butchers are award winning, leading experts in their field. 

Carrying the Q Guild brand sends out a strong message that they are one of Britain`s best butchers, committed to unsurpassed quality, craftsmanship and customer service.

The Q Guild has its headquarters at 8-10 Needless Road, Perth, PH2 0JW

For press enquiries please contact Jessica Sneddon at Sound Bite PR on 0131 283 8275 or email 


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