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UK`s Best Bangers Revealed!

  • UK`s Best Bangers Revealed!

The winners of the UK Sausage Week Awards were announced on 30th October at a special celebratory lunch at Plaisterers Hall in London.

Antiques expert, TV presenter and UK Sausage Ambassador Eric Knowles presented butchers, supermarkets and manufacturers with their winning trophies.

UK Sausage Week (30th October - 5th November) is an annual week-long celebration, showcasing the best of British bangers.

A total of 27 best banger accolades were handed out, and The UK Supreme Sausage Champion title went to Kent butchers JC Rook & Sons Ltd for its Battle of Britain Memorial Sausage.

Co-op won the Retailer:Traditional category with its Butcher`s Choice Cumberland Sausage and Waitrose was a clear winner in the Retailer:Innovative section.

Other independent retail butchers up and down the country won in respective regional categories and in Foodservice, Traditional and Innovative winners were Campbells Prime Ltd and Solent Butchers Ltd respectively.

A full list of results can be found below.

Eric said he was delighted to be involved with UK Sausage Week. He commented: `People often say to me, `I don`t know much about art but I know what I like!` The same could be said about me and sausages. I wouldn`t claim to be a sausage expert but I certainly know a good one when I`m eating it.`

The search to find the best UK sausages set off with sizzling success when over 400 different bangers arrived at The Regional Food Academy at Harper Adams University for two days of judging in the run up to UK Sausage Week.

The sausages were assessed in their raw state and cooked by professional home economists, according to the maker`s instructions. They were then judged by some of the UK`s most experienced experts, including Ladies in Pigs, all under the watchful eye of head judge and UK Sausage Week`s supremo `Sausageologist` Keith Fisher.

UK Sausage Week Award Winners by category:

Foodservice:
Traditional Breakfast Sausage - Campbells Prime Meat Ltd
Innovative Mediterranean Pork Sausage - Solent Butchers Ltd

Retailer:
Co-op Butcher`s Choice Cumberland Sausage 454g - Tulip
Waitrose 6 British Pork Sausages with Bramley Apple - Walkers Sausage Co

Best Manufacturer/Own Brand:
The Black Farmer Premium Pork Sausages - The Black Farmer
Porky Lights Lower Fat sausage - Graham White & Co Ltd

Wales:
Traditional thick pork sausage - Martin Player High Class Butcher
Pork with Gin and Ginger Sausage - Vaughans Family Butchers

Scotland:
Special Pork Sausage - Crombies of Edinburgh
Bennachie Bangers - A & G Collie Butchers

Northern Ireland:
Traditional Pork sausage - McCartney`s of Moira Ltd Northern
Booker Blackgate British Pork & Kentish Cider Apple Sausages - Finnebrogue

Best Independent Butcher: South West:
Traditional Pork Sausage - Tim Potter Son & Daughter Ltd
Squire Trelawney - James Kittow - Butcher & Grazier

Best Independent Butcher: South East:
Traditional Traditional Pork Sausage � Owtons Butchers
Mrs Christmas` Festive Sausage - J C Rook & Sons Ltd

Best Independent Butcher: West Midlands:
Maynard`s Farmhouse Cracked Black Pepper Sausage - Maynard`s Farm
Pork, Beetroot and Apple Sausage - Ludlow Food Centre

Best Independent Butcher: East Midlands:
Taylors Country Special - Owen Taylor & Son
Grasmere Farm Caramelised Red Onion Sausages - Grasmere Farm

Best Independent Butcher: North:
Traditional Pork Sausage - Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd
Black and White Sausage - George Payne Butchers Ltd

Best Independent Butcher: North East:
Prime Yorkshire Pork Sausage - Elite Meat Ltd
Simonside Sizzler - Rothbury Family Butchers

Best Independent Butcher: North West:
Sprout & Stilton Pork Sausage - J W Mettrick & Son Ltd
Hickory and Chipotle Sausage - H Clewlow Butchers

UK Supreme Sausage Champion: Battle of Britain Memorial Sausage - J C Rook & Sons Ltd For Editors:

More information can be found at uksausageweek.com
The big sausage event of 2017 - UK Sausage Week runs from 30th October - 5th November. It is organised by the UK`s leading meat trade monthly magazine Meat Management. Images: For further information and more photographs from the Awards Lunch contact: Email: info@uksausageweek.com | Telephone: 01908 613323. Follow on Twitter @uksausageweek | Facebook | uksausageweek.com

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