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Battle of Britain Memorial Sausage named the Supreme Sausage

1st Nov 2017 / By Alistair Driver

The prestigious title of UK Champion has gone to Kent butchers JC Rook & Sons Ltd for its Battle of Britain Memorial Sausage.

Sausage Week awards

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

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

A total of 27 best banger accolades were handed out, with the Co-op winning the Retailer:Traditional category with its Butcher's Choice Cumberland Sausage. 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.

The awards marked the start of this year’s UK Sausage Week, an annual week-long celebration, showcasing the best of British bangers.

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 

Traditional Breakfast Sausage - Campbells Prime Meat Ltd 

Foodservice: Innovative 

Mediterranean Pork Sausage - Solent Butchers Ltd 

Retailer: Traditional 

Co-op Butcher's Choice Cumberland Sausage 454g - Tulip 

Retailer: Innovative 

Waitrose 6 British Pork Sausages with Bramley Apple - Walkers Sausage Co 

Best Manufacturer/Own Brand: Traditional 

The Black Farmer Premium Pork Sausages - The Black Farmer 

Best Manufacturer/Own Brand: Innovative 

Porky Lights Lower Fat sausage - Graham White & Co Ltd 

Wales: Traditional 

Traditional thick pork sausage - Martin Player High Class Butcher 

Wales: Innovative 

Pork with Gin and Ginger Sausage - Vaughans Family Butchers 

Scotland: Traditional 

Special Pork Sausage – Crombies of Edinburgh 

Scotland: Innovative 

Bennachie Bangers – A & G Collie Butchers 

Northern Ireland: Traditional 

Traditional Pork sausage – McCartney’s of Moira Ltd 

Northern Ireland: Innovative 

Booker Blackgate British Pork & Kentish Cider Apple Sausages – Finnebrogue 

Best Independent Butcher: South West: Traditional 

Traditional Pork Sausage - Tim Potter Son & Daughter Ltd 

Best Independent Butcher: South West: Innovative 

Squire Trelawney – James Kittow - Butcher & Grazier 

Best Independent Butcher: South East: Traditional 

Traditional Pork Sausage – Owtons Butchers 

Best Independent Butcher: South East: Innovative 

Mrs Christmas' Festive Sausage – J C Rook & Sons Ltd 

Best Independent Butcher: West Midlands: Traditional 

Maynard’s Farmhouse Cracked Black Pepper Sausage – Maynard’s Farm 

Best Independent Butcher: West Midlands: Innovative 

Pork, Beetroot and Apple Sausage – Ludlow Food Centre 

Best Independent Butcher: East Midlands: Traditional 

Taylors Country Special - Owen Taylor & Son 

Best Independent Butcher: East Midlands: Innovative 

Grasmere Farm Caramelised Red Onion Sausages – Grasmere Farm 

Best Independent Butcher: North: Traditional 

Traditional Pork Sausage - Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd 

Best Independent Butcher: North: Innovative 

Black and White Sausage - George Payne Butchers Ltd 

Best Independent Butcher: North East: Traditional 

Prime Yorkshire Pork Sausage – Elite Meat Ltd 

Best Independent Butcher: North East: Innovative 

Simonside Sizzler – Rothbury Family Butchers 

Best Independent Butcher: North West: Traditional 

Sprout & Stilton Pork Sausage - J W Mettrick & Son Ltd 

Best Independent Butcher: North West: Innovative 

Hickory and Chipotle Sausage – H Clewlow Butchers 

UK Supreme Sausage Champion: 

Battle of Britain Memorial Sausage – J C Rook & Sons Ltd 

For Editors: 

• A full list of the winners 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 

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