Q Guild of Butchers Smithfield Awards – Winners Announced

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Today (1st February) saw The Q Guild of Butchers Smithfield Awards held at the prestigious surroundings of the Ironmongers Hall in London.  Attended by the best butchers in the UK, plus Tom Parker Bowles and many more to celebrate and acknowledge the best butchers and products.

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The Winners are:

Supreme champion of Smithfield Awards is HG Walters with a bourbon-glazed Beef short rib

Best Welsh Lamb Martin Player

Best Welsh Beef Martin Player

Best scotch lamb  John Lawson butchers

Best scotch Beef James of Shepperton

Best English Bacon  Elite meat

Best English Pork Walter Smith

Best English Lamb Robinsons specialty butchers

Best English Beef HG Walters

Gluten free Diamond  Robinsons Speciality Butchers

Ready Meal Diamond  meridian Meats

Kitchen ready Diamond  HG Walters

Ready to eat Diamond  Lishmans of Ilkley

Hot Eating Pies and Bakery Diamond  Walter Smith Huntingdon

Pies and Bakery Diamond cold eating  Blackwells of Norton

Diamond award for Bacon and Cured Davidsons Butchers Inverurie

Burger Award Winner  Patricks of Camelon

Pork Sausage Diamond – Sponsored by the Dalesman Group- JW Mettrick

Congratulations to everyone, and a new challenge for us to visit them and taste them!




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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