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G.H Pickings triumphs at British Sausage Week



Local butcher G.H Pickings was today announced as the North East winner with their Pitman’s Porker Sausage by rock legend and British Sausage Week 2011 ambassador, Noddy Holder.

This year, the competition received hundreds of entries and G.H Pickings won the North East regional heat to receive their much deserved Golden Sausage Disc and a place in the British Sausage Week Hall of Fame.

Slade frontman, and true British legend, Noddy Holder, has led the search to find Britain’s Legendary Bangers. He’s been touring the country since 31st October to uncover that little bit of sparkle that makes for a really special sausage.

Commenting on G.H Pickings winning sausage, Noddy said: “The standard of entries was incredibly high, with many sausages worthy of the title of legendary. However G.H Pickings Pitmans Porker Sausage stood out as something genuinely different. They very much deserve their prize and place in the British Sausage Week Hall of Fame.”

Paul Clark of G.H Pickings said: “We are so pleased to win. You always hope to win when you enter a competition, but for our entry to be crowned North East Legendary Banger is just fantastic. It was great to meet Noddy and get our very own Gold Disc!”

To celebrate British Sausage Week, independent butchers and supermarkets alike will be running events and special offers so look out for special sausage themed menus in local pubs and restaurants. For those looking to experiment with sausages at home, the British Sausage Appreciation Society have launched their new and exclusive recipe booklet, Legendary British Bangers Greatest Hits Remixed, which includes updates on classic sausage recipes, available to download at

When shopping for your sausages, don’t forget to look out for quality assurance such as that identified by the Red Tractor Pork logo on pack. This ensures that your sausages have been produced to exacting quality control and welfare standards. That way of course you will also be supporting the very farmers who uphold them.

Visit or the Love Pork Facebook Fan Page for recipes and further information about the week.

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