Success as Uncle Henry’s announce two major awards

Date published: 18 October 2020
Linda at Uncle Henrys

Local Farm Shop and Café, Uncle Henry’s, are delighted to share their success as they take not one, but four highly commended awards in the Meat Management Industry Awards.

The Meat Management Industry Awards recognise the best manufacturers and producers, suppliers, retailers and organisations in the UK meat sector, and are voted for by the readers of Meat Management magazine and industry experts. The various Award Categories reflect everything that is exceptional across the whole UK industry.

Based in Grayingham just 20 minutes from Gainsborough, Uncle Henry’s received four Highly Commended awards for a range of products made on site by the butchery team, two of which come from pigs reared on the farm itself.

These were:

  • Best Bacon Product: Uncle Henry’s Traditional Unsmoked Short Back Bacon
  • Britain’s Best Sausage: Uncle Henry’s Caramelised Onion Sausage
  • Best Poultry Product: Uncle Henry’s Chicken Breast Stuffed with Lincolnshire Sausage-meat, Wrapped in Bacon
  • Best Lamb Product: Uncle Henry’s Minted Lamb Pin Wheel

Performing even better in the Meat Management Award’s coveted Britain's Best Meat Pie category, Uncle Henry’s finished as a finalist with their Chicken and Ham Pie, made on site by seasoned pie-maker Linda North.

Linda’s famous pie-making skills were also awarded a gold star in the Great Taste Awards for her Steak and Ale Pie. The judges singled out the “good honest flavours, the generous chunks of beef and the attractiveness of the pie with its crimped edges and pastry cow”.

The Great Taste Awards have become the largest and most trusted industry award synonymous with fine food and drink. Every single star has been carefully assessed and considered by a panel of experts, chefs and producers. Uncle Henry’s is no stranger to achieving Great Taste Awards, with their Lincolnshire sausages, pork leg joint, and pork loin joint scoring stars in 2018 and 2019.

Star pie-maker Linda has been with Uncle Henry’s since its inception in 2006, with customers visiting the shop specifically to purchase her handmade pies. The range includes Lamb & Mint, Classic Steak and Steak & Ale, made with a golden shortcrust pastry, rolled by hand every morning in the shop’s bakery, which also produces a range of sausage rolls, cakes and pastries for customers visiting the cafe.

Graham Ward, General Manager said: 

“Needless to say we're absolutely delighted with these results; as we move into autumn and prime foodie time we’ve ensured the butchery counter and freezers are well stocked with all these award-winning products so there's never been a better time to pop in, pick some up and judge for yourself”.

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