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National Craft Butchers Product Awards are back for 2024!

Craft Butchers from across England and Wales can enter their products now with the hope of winning in one of nine categories!

Game Product, 30 Minute Meal, Traditional Sausage, Innovative Sausage, Hot Eating Pie, Cold Eating Pie, Traditional Bacon, Innovative Bacon, Traditional Black Pudding.

Judging will take place at Harper Adams University on Thursday 22nd August with an expert judging panel including Head Judge Keith Fisher, Claire Holland, Steve Derrick, and more!

After a meticulous judging process, with comprehensive blind taste-testing of all entries the products that achieved our gold standard will go onto be reevaluated to decide our Category Champions!

This year will also see the return of our coveted Judges Choice award, where we ask each judge to choose their ‘standout’ product throughout the day before they unanimously choosing one winner!

The return of the awards in 2023 saw the best butchers across England and Wales compete with Keith Fisher, Head Judge saying at the time, ‘the standard of products this year was exceptional making our role all the harder, the winners really showcase the best of what retail butchers offer their customers’.

Early Bird entry fee of £30+VAT, before Wednesday 17th July. £40+VAT thereafter, until the closing date of Monday 5th August.

Our 2023 Winners were:

  • Game Product – Owen Taylor and Sons with their Stuffed Pheasant Breast
  • 30 Minute Meal – Dennis of Bexley with their Lasagne
  • Celebration Wellington – Greens of Pangbourne with their Beef Wellington
  • Hot Eating Pie – J W Mettricks with their Chicken, Ham & Broccoli Pie
  • Cold Eating Pie – Owen and Taylor & Son with their Chicken & Chorizo Pork Pie
  • Traditional Sausage – Surrey Hills Butchers with their Hogs Back Herbie Sausage
  • Innovative Sausage – Bosworths Butchers with their Flexitarian Pork with Mediterranean Vegetables
  • Dry Cured Back Bacon – Essington Farm with their Smoked Dry Cured Back Bacon, and the
  • Judges Choice – Bosworths Butchers with their Pork & Chilli Pie

NCB Exec Council members will conduct shop visits to announce the winners and present the trophies and certificates, with our sponsors invited to also attend.

Enter the Product Awards here


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