Butcher on a roll after clinching top sausage awards - The Leamington Observer

Butcher on a roll after clinching top sausage awards

Leamington Editorial 3rd May, 2024 Updated: 3rd May, 2024   0

A BUTCHERS in Leamington is on a roll after clinching two top sausage awards.

Aubrey Allen scooped two prestigious national awards at this year’s Smithfield Awards, announced at Butchers’ Hall in London.

The butcher’s Hornet Sausage secured top spot in the Innovative Sausage category, while its Coronation Sausage Roll won the award for the best ‘Simply Cook’ product.

Organised by the Q Guild of Butchers, the awards which have run for more than 30 years, recognise and reward the UK’s finest craft butchery products including sausages, bacon, burgers, steak, game products, BBQ products and more.




Products are awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold award by a panel of independent industry judges, with all Gold products in each category then pitched against each for the category champion Diamond Award.

Scoring 69 points out of a possible 70, Aubrey Allen’s Hornet Sausage was described by judges as “amazing with a lovely texture, sweet to begin with, then a fiery sting in the tail at the end” and beat seven other finalists to secure the top spot and receive the coveted Diamond Award.


The butcher, based in Warwick Street, was also awarded Gold status for its Turkish Kofte with Tomato and Herb Sauce, Salt Beef Cottage Pie and Free Range Cornish Coastal Lamb Adana Kebab.

Billy Burnell from Aubrey Allen said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to win these awards. We developed the sausage roll for the Coronation and use the sausage meat we make at Aubrey Allen along with a curry massala that’s made on- site and our Hornet Sausage is a spicy and sweet sausage, so it’s perfect for everyone.”

Family-run for more than 80 years, Aubrey Allen supplies meat to top chefs and even the King for Windsor Castle banquets.

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