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Mothers Day 2017

We have everything you need to spoil your Mum to a home cooked meal this Mothers Day!

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Best Pork Sausage at the Q Guild Smithfield Awards 2017

Steven Mettrick (Left), Tom Parker Bowles (Right)
 
J W Mettrick & Son brought home the Diamond award for
Best Pork Sausage 2017 at the Q Guild Smithfield Awards 2017.
After entering a number of products which went through rigorous judging back in October they were delighted to win gold awards for their Pork Sausage, Black eyed smoked bacon, Smokey brisket burger, Piri Piri pork sausage & the legendary large pork pie!
They went on to the finals at Ironmongers Hall in London hoping they were in with a chance to bring home an elite ‘Diamond Award’.
Steven Mettrick (Managing director) and Caroline Houghton (Office manager) had the honour of attending an excellent day hosted by the Q Guild & Chief Guest Tom Parker Bowles presenting Steven with the award .
‘After recently re-joining the q guild it is important for us to benchmark our products against other butchers to help us maintain our high standards and develop new innovative products. Butchers from all across the country compete and it was an absolute honour to be coming home with a trophy’ said John Mettrick
Our pork sausage is a family favourite and has been our best seller for decades. A traditional recipe made with free-range Packington pork, processed on site through our co located abattoir, and sold through our retail outlets.
We couldn’t have done it without Gareth Zielinski who produced the award winning sausages for the competition (on his day off)!
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National Sausage Week 2016

National Sausage Week 2016 is almost here!

Pop into store between 29th October - 6th November for tasty recipes, free sausages & the chance to try some of our new Award Winning Sausages!

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John Mettrick - Fellow of the Institute of Meat

The great and the good of the meat industry came together this week to recognise and reward the winners of the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers Awards.

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Mettricks at... The Lowry Hotel!

The Lowry Hotel is located by the River Irwell in Salford, Greater Manchester. But when the hotel first opened Marco Pierre White was the overseeing chef of The River Room Restaurant, where you will now find Mettrick's meat!

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National Sausage Week 2016... The Results!

National Sausage Week 2016 is coming to an end & we have something exciting to tell you!

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Mettrick's Stalybridge Shop on BBC1 - Call the Council

The BBC have filmed and broadcasted an episode of ‘Call the Council’ which features our Stalybridge shop.

The BBC together with Environmental Health Officers followed our journey from start to finish, as we opened up our new shop in Stalybridge.

From weekend trading in a market style shop to fully fitting a retail premises, we have provided the community of Stalybridge a secure site whereby they can now buy their favourite products daily.

The shop has proved a huge success since opening, watch our journey here

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Mettrick's Abattoir Gets Stamp of Approval from BBC Food Inspectors

In another great endorsement of our working practices, Mettrick’s
abattoir was recently paid a visit by BBC’s Matt Allwright for a new
series of the television show the ‘Food Inspectors’.

Matt was observing the rigorous meat inspection process in
abattoirs and highlighting best practice and the necessity for good
inspection of animals and meat.

“We were only too happy to help and delighted our abattoir was
chosen as an example of the correct inspection procedures” explained
John Mettrick.

The Food inspectors series stared last night on BBC, with Mettricks featuring in the First episode.

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