Gold for Louth butcher at awards

MERIDIAN Meats butchers in Eastgate, Louth, received six awards at the Smithfield Awards, run by the Q Guild of Butchers, who represent the finest quality independent butchers in Britain.

They won gold for their pork, lime and chilli burgers as well as their chicken liver pate.

They won three silver medals for smoked shortback bacon, game pie and pork loin stuffed with peaches and a bronze for their Italian style loin of pork.

Jim Sutcliffe of Meridian Meats said: “I’m thrilled to have done so well at the Smithfield awards, it’s one of the toughest awards in the country and we were up against so many very very good butchers. It also helps to promote us on a national scale, which is good for Louth and Lincolnshire.”