Hungerford butchers reach the final six of British Sausage Week

PUBLISHED: 10:49 07 November 2014 | UPDATED: 10:49 07 November 2014

Graham Burroughs of TH Burroughs receives a finalist certificate from Phil Vickery

Graham Burroughs of TH Burroughs receives a finalist certificate from Phil Vickery


Phil Vickery, former England rugby captain and Celebrity MasterChef 2011 winner, led judges with a tough task in a fierce cook off event in Reading’s The Bel & The Dragon.

From 500 entries, TH Burroughs of Hungerford made it to the last half a dozen challengers with their Traditional Pork Sausage using select cuts of free range pork to produce a succulent treat.

But the eventual winners were Sue and Phil Ambrose, from Ambrose Sausages of Eastleigh, Hampshire, who received a coveted Banger Award in the traditional category with their Gilbert’s Original Sausage.

British Sausage Week, now in its incredible 17th year, runs until 9 November. The annual celebration aims to raise awareness of the great variety, quality and all round tastiness of British sausages that are being produced today. 2014 has been a bumper year for entries with just over 200 butchers entering almost 500 sausages up and down the country.

To celebrate British Sausage Week, independent butchers and supermarkets alike are running events and special offers, and local pubs and restaurants will also be offering special sausage themed menus. For those looking to experiment with sausages at home, there is a new British Sausage Week recipe booklet, Celebrating our love of the Great British Banger, available from participating high street butchers or to download from

You’ll find TH Burroughs at Cobbs Farm Shop, Bath Rd, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0SP, open Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm.

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

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