Uptons wins national bacon award

We’re delighted that the Uptons oak smoked bacon chop has won Britain’s Best Bacon in the British Charcuterie Awards 2021.

It uses the same cure as the collar bacon available on our bistro menu and on our butchery counter. The judges’ citation said, ‘Excellent – moist with subtle fennel and pepper notes and an exceptional light saltiness in the back flavours.’

Uptons black pudding came a close second in the same competition, described as ‘Superb seasoning and texture – the judges really loved this product.’

There’s no competition for 2022 so by default we hold the adulation for two years. It’s returning as a world charcutier competition in 2023, so we’re already pulling on our aprons and metaphorically pulling up our socks in preparation!

Do visit us soon to enjoy our award-winning bacon and black pudding in our bistro or to take home.