BBQ competition finalists announced

Representing their respective regions, Q Guild Butchers from across the UK will go head-to-head in the 2015 BBQ contest finale.

The winners of the regional heats and their products have been announced and are as follows:

S Collins & Son Butchers, of Muirhead – traditional pork sausage and speciality chicken burger
Davidsons Specialist Butchers in Inverurie – steak
Robert Alexander Butchers, of Port Glasgow – beef burger
James Ewart Butchers in Monifieth – speciality sausage
Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers – Scottish speciality BBQ product

North East
Ellison’s Butchers in Cullingworth, Bradford – traditional pork sausage, traditional beef burger and speciality burger
Addy’s Butchers in Hade Edge, Holmfirth – steak
Wilsons Butchers, of Crossgates, Leeds – speciality pork sausage
George Payne Butchers, of Brunton Park, Gosforth – speciality BBQ product

Nort West
Cranstons, from Penrith – traditional pork sausage, beef burger and speciality sausage
H Clewlow Butchers, in Nantwich – steak and speciality BBQ product
Frasers Butchers in Bolton – speciality burger

Moody Sow Farm Shop, part of Cefn Mably Farm Park in Old St Mellons – beef burger and speciality BBQ product
Martin Player High Class Butcher, of Whitchurch – traditional pork sausage and steak

Walter Smith Fine Foods, of Huntingdon – pork sausage and speciality burger.
Bradwell Butchery, from Norfolk – beef burger
Archer’s Butchers, of Norwich – speciality sausage
Andrew’s Quality Butchers of Hadleigh – steak

The Albrighton – traditional pork sausage, beef burger, speciality pork sausage and chicken burger
Lichfield – steak
Owen Taylor & Sons, of Leabrooks – specialist barbecue product

South of England
James of Shepperton – traditional pork sausage and steak
Black Barn Butchers, Milford – speciality sausage
Tilehurst Village Butchers, Reading – speciality burger
Owtons Butchers, from Southampton – beef burger

Q Guild national chairman Mark Turnbull said: “Entries have increased this year, such is the prestige of winning a Q Guild BBQ championship. The weather is warming up nicely as the 2015 BBQ season gets into full swing and one thing’s for sure – Q Guild butchers come well equipped to cater for al fresco aficionados nationwide.”

Almost 300 products were entered for this year’s competition. The national final takes place at The Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry, on Sunday, 31 May 31 and runs concurrently with the Q Guild’s annual Business Conference, which also runs over to Monday, 1 June.

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