Top award for county banger king

A BUTCHER'S shop selling 24,000 sausages a week has won an award for being king of the Suffolk sausage.

A BUTCHER'S shop selling 24,000 sausages a week has won an award for being king of the Suffolk sausage.

E W Revett and Son, of Wickham Market, near Woodbridge, only produces one type of pork sausage based on a 40-year-old recipe.

But that recipe has proven to be a winner time and time again with customers and now it has scooped The Swan Suffolk Sausage Award 2008.

This was the second year of the event which recognised the quality of sausages produced in the county and also highlighted the crisis affecting pig farmers.


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Gary Garnham, owner of Revetts, said: “Our winning sausage, whose recipe dates back 40 years, is made from top quality casings and shoulder and leg meat sourced from local free-range pork.

“I would like to thank all my local suppliers for providing me with such great raw ingredients over the years and the boys who work here are quite chuffed to have won the award.”

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There are seven butchers at the shop and they make 3,000lbs of sausages a week which are sold to the public, hotels, cafes and pubs.

The judges sampled 32 sausages and they were helped by Isabelle Spencer and Daniel Locker, pupils at Lavenham primary school.

Other contestants included Jimmy Doherty of Jimmy's Farm who was recently awarded the British Farming Champion Award 2008.

Meanwhile the shop is refunding 70p to customers when they park in Wickham Market in December and spend more than £20 at the shop.

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