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Welsh butchers to compete in finals of National BBQ Awards

  • Welsh butchers to compete in finals of National BBQ Awards

Two top Welsh butchers 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 Wales and the southwest of England were invited to enter the regional round of heats to determine who would have their products represented in the six award categories (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. 

Two butchers came out on top with Cardiff-based Martin Player High Class Butcher winning four categories: rump steak, beefburger, pork sausage and speciality sausage (with their Welsh Dragon Pork Sausage); and Chris Hayman Butchers of Hengoed in Caerphilly winning the speciality barbecue product category (with their Caribbean Pork & Pineapple Kebab) and speciality burger category (with their Dragon Burger). 

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

The two 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 121 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

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