Where to buy the best sausages


Where to buy the best sausages

The Ginger Pig

8–10 Moxon Street, London W1 or from its stall in Borough Market, London SE1 (020–7935 7788;
www.thegingerpig.co.uk) The Observer Food Monthly’s Food Awards 2009 winner. Offers butchery classes

London House Stores
Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales (01341 247235)
Organic, rare-breed, local sausages. Best Sausage Maker in North Wales award 2009

J. C. Douglas Quality Butchers
Main Street, St Boswells, Roxburghshire (01835 822061)
Winner at the Scottish Butchers Federation Annual Pork Sausage Competition 2009, and overall Scottish Pork Sausage Champion

Boyton Farm
Boyton, Warminster, Wiltshire (01985 850381; www.boytonfarm.co.uk)
Farms its own meat, for which it is the sole retailer; Tamworths are a specialty. One of Rick Stein’s Food Heroes

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Crombies of Edinburgh
97 Broughton Street, Edinburgh
(0131–557 0111)
More than 100 different types of sausage to choose from, for the true connoisseur

Chichester, West Sussex (01243 649133; www.topsausages.com)
Claims to have been the ‘first specialist fresh sausage shop in the world’; winner of Best British

Sausage Maker
Ballencrieff Rare Pedigree Pigs
Longniddry, East Lothian (01875 870551; www.ballencrieffrppigs.co.uk)
Best Specialty from Scotland at the Great Taste Awards. Old-fashioned breeds farmed in the old-fashioned way

Hayman’s Butchers
32 Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth, Devon (01395 514578; www.haymansbutchers.co.uk)
Best Young Sausage Maker in the South West, this traditional family business was originally established in 1907

H.G. Walter
51 Palliser Road, London W14
(020–7385 6466; www.hgwalter.com)
One of Market Kitchen’s Local Food Heroes 2009. A past winner of the Best Butcher in Britain award

The Essex Pig Company
 Jimmy’s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk (01473 601770; www.essexpigcompany.com)
Winner of The Independent’s Blind Taste Awards. Rare-breed pigs all raised on chef Jimmy Doherty’s Suffolk farm

Steadmans of Sedbergh
2 Finkle Street, Sedbergh, Cumbria (01539 620431; www.
A Countryside Alliance Best Rural Retailer, numerous gold awards at the Pork Sausage of the Year competition, and one of Rick Stein’s Food Heroes