Hunt The Sausage!
Where to buy a great British, locally-made banger in Swindon!
It's a great British tradition and a Wiltshire one as well. Pork, beef, lamb, 'tandoori' - Bassett Banger! - the best of which are available right here in Swindon.
So why not enjoy British Sausage Week - 05-11 November - by tucking into a locally-made meaty morsel; with mash, as toad-in-the-hole or as a hot dog on Guy Fawkes night.
Here are the true sausage specialists in Swindon.
1. Crump Butchers
The home of the famous Bassett Banger, 28 different varieties of fresh sausages are on offer.
Choose from sweet chilli to one they call the honey monster! - all carefully handmade by Andy Crump and his master butchers on the premises.
Order more than £10 worth and they'll deliver for FREE.
2. Hinton Marsh Farm
A family-run farm who have been producing sausages since 1956, with three awards in the last five years.
Order direct from them or pay a visit to the Farmers' Market at the Swindon Designer Outlet on a Sunday and you can tuck into one of their freshly cooked specials.
With a minimum 80% meat these bangers are a different class!
3. Helen Browning
The name Helen Browning is synonymous with top quality and her sausages don't disappoint.
All are made preservative-free and contain only organic meat mixed with organic seasonings and spices. Some are even gluten free.
Helen Browning’s organic Speedy Sausages are also available in Sainsbury and Tesco or order online. Best of all pop into Helen Browning's pub, the Royal Oak in Bishopstone, to try.
4. Butts Farm Shop
Made on the premises using their own traditional and rare breeds. Choose from pork, beef and lamb.
No stranger to a spot of celebrity endorsement Butts Farm is a favourite of both Rick Stein and John Tarode from BBC Masterchef, who is partial to their Butts Banger!
Top Tip: Don't prick them!
It's tempting when they're sizzling in the pan or on the grill, but don't prick your sausages, says Darren Turner, head chef at 20 The Kings in Old Town.
"But always choose the best quality you can. Cheap sausages - no matter how tempting - nearly always are too high in fat and salt and have very little meat content.
"We make our own here at 20 at The Kings and always have sausages on the menu."
|British Sausage Week - more info.|
|20 at The Kings|
|Butts Farm Shop, The|
|Helen Browning Organics|
|Hinton Marsh Farm|