Cumberland SausagesCoiled Cumberland Sausages are surely one of Lakeland's most popular dishes. March 2011 saw a major break through for Cumbrian butchers, with the Cumberland Sausage being awarded 'protected status' ensuring that it can now only be made in Cumbria.
As many Self Catering Cottages in Cumbria provide BBQ's why not search out a local supplier whilst you are visiting Cumbria?
Here are a selection of Cumberland Sausage butchers (if we've missed out your favourite butcher - please do let us know).
Cumberland Sausage Festival at Muncaster Castle2nd- 4th May 2015
Nominations are now in for Cumbria's favourite sausages! Voting will be both on-line and at the new Cumbria Live Cumberland Sausage Festival at Muncaster Castle.
Full details of the Cumbria Sausage Festival and how to vote can be found here.
Where to Buy Cumberland Sausages
Woodland Free Range - Broughton-in-Furness 'I was 5½ and standing on an orange box', says Gary, 'when I made my first Cumberland Sausage'. 'Some of the sausages would be linked and some would be sold by the yard'.
Woodland Free Range farm have over 60 years of family experience in making Cumberland Sausages. Gary, formerly a chef, is now realising his dream by providing good quality products, with skills he learnt from his father and Grandfather McClure. His pigs enjoy Free-Range of his 13 acre Farm.
Visit their website here.
Plumgarths Cumberland Sausage & Farm Shop A great excuse to visit the Plumgarths Farm Shop is to stock up on their tasty Cumberland sausages. It must be good, HRH Prince Charles has popped by! Traditional Cumberland spirals are available or if you fancy regular shaped sausages then why not try their Cumberland and Chilli or Cumberland and Cranberry - could be just the thing for your BBQ or Christmas dinner.
You'll see the signpost for Plumgarths off the roundabout on the Windermere road out of Kendal - get more precise directions and to visit their website here
Graham Gordon is the 2008 winner for the tastiest cumberland sausage find him in Carlisle at: G. Gordon Butchers, 121 Blackwell Road,
Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 4DY 01228 522827
Lakes Specialty Foods - Staveley
Pinks. If you are self-catering in north or east Cumbria then why not stop off at Staveley, for quality supplies, en-route to your accommodation?
Cranstons received a record-breaking 6 Golds and 1 Silver Award at the recent Smithfield Food Awards with their Streaky Bacon scoring full marks of 100 /100 with all the judges! Where to find Cranstons Stores
Higginsons of Grange - if you are visiting South Cumbria, why not seek out this
Award Winning Butchers? This family run business was voted North of England
Best Butchers Shop in 2006, and their authentic Cumberland Sausage has won the
prestigious Smithfield Gold Award on two occasions.
You can buy Higginsons quality meats online or get directions of how to go their in person from the Higginsons website.
Templand Farm Shop, near Grange over sands Directions to Templand Farm. Their farm shop also stocks home reared, or very locally sourced Christmas Poultry, lamb, beef and home made relishes
Just on the edge of Cumbria on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Steadmans village butchers have a fine reputation for quality Cumberland sausage. For directions and details of all their produce
Greystone House Farm shop and Tea Room Holidaying near Penrith? Why not detour to Greystone Organic Farm. Marjorie and John are keen for visitors to see their farm and how quality food is brought to the table. For directions and opening hours read more here.
Huddlestons Family Butcher If you are self-catering in Windermere then you will be pleased to discover that A F Huddleston Family butcher offer a range of first class quality items including the famous Cumberland Sausage. Map and directions here
Drybeck Farm Particularly ideal if you are glamping at Drybeck Farm in their Yurt or Gypsy Caravan or staying in the Armathwaite area of the beautiful Eden Valley
They also supply pork roasting joints, loin chops, belly pork, and will shortly have dry cured bacon and gammon joints available too.
Contact Steve and Paula at Drybeck Farm
Keswick Saturday Market Brow Top Farm produce is well known in north Cumbria. To sample their excellent Cumberland Sausages find their stall each Saturday at the Keswick market.
Ambleside Butchers Ambleside has a couple of good village butchers selling award winning quality produce. Try Claytons on Compston Road and Garside Butchers on North Road in Ambleside
Tel: (015394) 32143
Have you tried Smoked Cumbrerland Sausages? Read more about smoking Cumberland sausages and how to smoke foods yourself, at a course in Cumbria.
Templand Caravan SiteTempland Farm is much more than just a farm shop. If you are looking for a caravan site in southern Cumbria - Templand has a Caravan and Camping Club certified site. The site is close to the historic village of Cartmel, the Victorian Seaside town Grange over Sands and the southern and central Lake District.
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