Whitley Bay sausage competition winner announced today

Nicholson's Butchers in Whitley Bay in North Tyneside ask customers to compete to come up with new sausage flavours

A popular Tyneside butchers is preparing to select the centenary sausage that will mark 100 years in business.

Nicholson’s Butchers, of Whitley Bay in North Tyneside, put the call out for loyal customers to come up with their own inventive sausage recipe.

Three delicious specimens have been chosen and at a barbecue today outside the Park View shop the public will get the chance to pick their winner.

The shop’s Kathryn Nicholson said: “We were searching for a recipe that was different to all the other sausages we have in the shop and one that also related to the local area. We were truly amazed by the response and the creativity and imagination used in the recipe ideas. It was a far from easy task shortlisting our three finalists.”

The recipe competition forms part of Nicholson’s centenary year activities.

Last month, the shop ran a full week of celebrations, culminating with another barbecue featuring sausage and burger sandwich giveaways 100 years to the day since the business, one of the oldest established in Whitley Bay, first opened its doors.


The sausages entered into the competition include a pork and marmalade sausage, created by a local customer, Richard Peace, featuring pork and locally sourced marmalade and a honey and mustard sausage, from A-level students at Whitley Bay High School, using honey produced by Chain Bridge Honey Farm in Berwick.

Homers homemade sausage created by students of all ages from Valley Gardens Middle School in Whitley Bay includes pork, apple and beetroot, and is said to feature head teacher Michael Homer’s favourite ingredients.

Nicholson’s butchers will be setting up a barbecue outside the shop today from 11am with the three shortlisted sausages available for customers to try.

The search will also be supported by a Facebook competition.

The centenary sausage winner will then be announced and the victor will receive samples of their own product, with their creation also being added as a regular alongside Nicholson’s existing ranges of award-winning bangers.


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