Alnwick butcher in running for national BBQ award

Owner Mark Turnbull
Owner Mark Turnbull

An Alnwick butcher is going for glory in the UK final of the Q Guild’s 2016 barbecue competition.

Winners of the North-East regional heat have been revealed – among them Turnbull’s of Alnwick – and all are now firing up to take on their colleagues from six other Q Guild regions across the UK in this month’s national final.

National winners in each of six product categories will be unveiled and one of them will also be crowned overall supreme barbecue champion by the Q Guild, which represents 110 top award-winning butchers from the Scottish Highlands down to the south coast.

Turnbull’s was crowned regional sausage champion with its traditional pork sausage. It also earned gold awards for two further speciality barbecue products, its Thai pork burger and beef ravioli.

The national final is at Eastwood Hall, near Nottingham, on Sunday, May 15.