Roll Up, Roll Up it’s the Great Sausage Roll Off

Who’d have thought a sausage roll competition in a Fuller’s pub would have managed to attract so much attention and continue to put an often seen as humble bar snack in the spotlight, year-on-year?  Well The Great Sausage Roll Off at The Red Lion in Barnes is so popular it’s taking place again at 7pm on Wednesday 27 January 2016.  The whole point of it, alongside scoffing some fabulously fat filled rolls, is to raise money for  Shooting Star Chase a charity that offers children’s hospice care.  

Sausage Rolls

The evening is hosted by beer and food writer Melissa Cole and is judged by Charles Campion, Emma Spitzer, Thane Prince and Tom Kemble.

This year entrants come from the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and competition is fierce.

Last year’s competition was won by John Grabecki, head chef at BNY Mellon, with his rabbit sausage roll with black pudding, rabbit leg, loin, maple syrup and Bayonne ham served with rabbit liver parfait, offal crumb and powdered potato.  What’s he going to beat that with, this year?

I’m partial to making and subsequently eating great sausage rolls, so I’ll be on the press table, tweeting live, in between large bites of delicious sausage roll.

Drum roll…. and the winner of the Roll Off for 2016 is Phil Harrison on winning with a Pheasant & Black Pudding sausage roll with turnip dip.

Sausage Rolls

Beef Dripping

The Red Lion, 2 Castelnau, London SW13 9RU