The winners of the UK Sausage Week awards were announced on 30th October during a celebration lunch at Plaisterers’ Hall, London.

This year’s UK Sausage Week kicked off with a bang (or banger!) when awards were presented for some of the country’s best sausages. TV celebrity, Antiques Roadshow expert and 2017 sausage ambassador Eric Knowles presented the 27 winners with their certificates.

The event included the UK Supreme Sausage Champion accolade which was awarded to Kent butcher J C Rook & Sons Ltd for its Battle of Britain Memorial Sausage.

More than 400 different products were entered into the competition and were judged at The Regional Food Academy, Harper Adams University, by Institute of Meat CEO Keith Fisher, Ladies In Pigs and other industry experts.

Chief judge Keith Fisher said: “It’s been one of the best events I can remember and the standard of entries was fantastic. It is really good news that Meat Management magazine stepped in to save Sausage Week.”

A variety of events are still to take place throughout the week-long UK Sausage Week initiative. Butchers, manufacturers, retailers and associations across the UK are hosting their own sausage events, special promotions, competitions and tastings across the campaign.

Companies still looking to get in on the action may wish to download the official UK Sausage Week poster to display, or download the logo to print and use for product labels. We also have an extensive selection of sizzling sausage recipes available for use. For further information visit

A full list of winners can be found below.

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

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

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

Best Independent Butcher: East Midlands
Traditional Taylors Country Special – Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd
Innovative Grasmere Farm Caramelised Red Onion Sausages – Grasmere Farm

Best Independent Butcher: West Midlands
Traditional: Maynard’s Farmhouse Cracked Black Pepper Sausage – Maynard’s Farm
Innovative: Pork, Beetroot and Apple Sausage – Ludlow Food Centre

Best Independent Butcher: South East
Traditional: Traditional Pork Sausage – Owtons Butchers
Innovative: Mrs Christmas’ Festive Sausage – J C Rook & Sons Ltd

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

Northern Ireland
Traditional: Traditional Pork Sausage – McCartney’s of Moira Ltd
Innovative: Booker Blackgate British Pork & Kentish Cider Apple Sausages – Finnebrogue

Traditional: Special Pork Sausage – Crombies of Edinburgh
Innovative: Bennachie Bangers – A & G Collie Butchers

Traditional: Traditional Thick Pork Sausage – Martin Player High Class Butcher
Innovative: Pork with Gin and Ginger Sausage – Vaughans Family Butchers

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

Best Manufacturer Own Brand Sausage
Traditional: The Black Farmer Premium Pork Sausages – The Black Farmer
Innovative: Porky Lights Lower Fat Sausage – Graham White & Co Ltd

Best Supermarket/Multiple Retailer Sausage
Traditional: Co-op Butcher’s Choice Cumberland Sausage 454g – Tulip
Innovative: Waitrose 6 British Pork Sausages with Bramley Apple – Walkers Sausage Co

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