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dimike4 Oct 31, 2007 08:03 PM

I am trying to locate a store in central Connecticut that sells British sausages like the ones used in bangers & mash. Anyone know of a place?

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  1. Keithel RE: dimike4 Oct 31, 2007 08:21 PM

    I don't know of a place in Connecticut, but for those readers that are interested in finding this in Eastern Massachusetts, you can find it at "British Delights" - a british import food mail order place, which also has a storefront (albeit not a very pretty one!).

    They primarily have non-perishables, but also seem to stock some british sausages and other delicacies.

    It is located on Powers Rd. in Westford, MA

    British Delights
    63 Powers Rd.
    Westford, MA

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      dimike4 RE: Keithel Nov 1, 2007 03:02 PM

      I did find British Delights on the internet but got the impression they only did mail order and it was going to cost me around $40 S & H. You mentioned a store and I will call them to see if I can go there and make the purchase of the British Sausages. It's about 2 hours drive and I'd like to get someplace closer if possible. Thanks for the reply.

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        Keithel RE: dimike4 Nov 2, 2007 09:34 AM

        It is primarily mail-order, but yes, indeed they do have a storefront.

        It's on Powers Rd. in err.. Westford, (it's about 1/2 mile from the Littleton town line ).. Just down the road from Nashoba Valley Ski Area.

        If you're heading on 495 Northbound (which is what I would expect, coming from CT), take exit 31 - Rt 119/2A. At the light from the exit ramp, turn Left towards Littleton Common (if you crane your neck far enough to the left, you should be able to see a controlled intersection -- you want to head there).
        Go straight through the intersection (this is Littleton Common), and about 1mi to the next light. This is the intersection with Powers Rd. Turn left here, go up about err.. 1.5 miles? and British Delights will be on the left.
        It isn't advertised well at all -- no sign, but what you want to look for is a British flag hanging beside their door in the small strip mall they're in.
        I believe it's the small white strip mall after the new-age church (I'm 100% sure it's white, and about 85% sure it's the one right after the church). If they aren't open, I'm not sure if they'll have their flag out. You'll have to call to get specific hours, but it seems they are open general business hours -- not sure about weekends, but I think I've been there on a Saturday -- and I'm quite sure they're closed on Sundays and during the evenings.

        Beware -- they only have a regular-sized household fridge filled with sausages and other perishables like this. You may wish to give them a call to give them a heads up and find out when their store hours specifically are.

        From Google, their phone # is: (978) 392-0077

        I do recall I have called them once to ask them directions.

        I do mention again that this is a fairly small place, but they do have a lot of different British products to choose from. -- Figure it to be about the size of a typical NYC bodega, but with less refrigerated stuff.

        They've also got some non-food related british import items you can choose from too -- I've gotten a neat "221B Baker Street" board game there, and a nice puzzle too.

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          dimike4 RE: Keithel Nov 5, 2007 12:09 PM

          Thank you for your reply & detailed directions. If I cannot find one closer to the Hartford CT area, I will follow your directions to that store.

    2. mels RE: dimike4 Nov 1, 2007 06:00 AM

      I used to buy bangers from The British Shoppe in Madison, but they only do online orders now. They closed up the Madison store and moved to Florida. You can still order from them on their website.

      http://www.thebritishshoppe.com/index...

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        dimike4 RE: mels Nov 1, 2007 03:04 PM

        I did find The British Shop in Madison CT on the web, but as you said, they relocated to Florida and it will cost about $40 for S. & H. Therefore I am trying to find a location where I can go there and purchase the British Sausages. Thanks for the reply.

      2. masha bousha RE: dimike4 Nov 2, 2007 04:57 AM

        Hello! I believe there is a place in Farmington that sells stuff of that nature. I don't know where but an English friend of mine told me 2 years ago that his family finally found some place in Farmington that sells the stuff they crave. It might be near Miss Porters school...there's an Irish place near there. Maybe someone reading this post can shed some light on it.

        I'll repost if I can get in touch with my friend for more info...

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          Jayne in VT RE: dimike4 Nov 2, 2007 06:12 AM

          I'm going to keep a close eye on this thread as I miss my bangers! I have only found them online and shipping cost is a pig.

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            Snowflake RE: dimike4 Nov 2, 2007 09:27 AM

            The Roche Bros in Mashpee sells them in foods. They sell Galtee Irish Bangers as well as black and white pudding and rashers! I'm not sure if there is a roche bros near you, but it is worth a look.
            In the Boston area there are a handful of small neighborhood markets that have a freezer in the back containing Irish imported bangers, puddings, etc.

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              Dave B RE: Snowflake Nov 2, 2007 10:08 AM

              Many of us in the central NH area are familiar with the awesome sausages from Sausage Heaven. I used to buy their bangers (among other sausages) when they had their retail store on Elm St in Manchester. I just looked at their web site and see bangers for $8.99 / lb, including shipping, which doesn't seem too bad.

              From my personal experience ANY of their sausages are great.

              I think they are just wholesale and mail order now, with their stuff showing up in some markets.

              https://shop.sausageheaven.com/index.asp

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                dimike4 RE: Dave B Nov 5, 2007 12:46 PM

                Thank you for the suggestion. You are right - no shipping charge!! I just ordered l pound of the English Bangers to try them. Hope they are as good as they say they are.

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              Macayerland RE: dimike4 Nov 3, 2007 08:02 AM

              I don't know about central CT but you can order online from this company
              http://www.nodinesmokehouse.com/store...

              They also have a wonderful store located in Goshen CT. Worth the drive on a fall day!

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                dimike4 RE: Macayerland Nov 5, 2007 12:56 PM

                I checked out their web site and they have a nice selection. Thank you.

              2. masha bousha RE: dimike4 Nov 27, 2007 08:37 AM

                Hi. Ok in Farmington CT there's a place called O'Reilly's Irish Gifts. My English friend (who lived for many years in nearby Canton, CT) says you can get the sausages you're seeking there. That's about as Central in CT as you could get based on other replies below. Address, hours etc. can be obtained via the link here. FYI, I can't personally vouch that they have more than the few foods listed on their site but you can probably solve that mystery by calling them. GOOD LUCK!
                http://www.gotirish.com/index.asp?Pag...

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                  dimike4 RE: masha bousha Dec 13, 2007 09:37 AM

                  Thankyou for getting back to me about the place in Farmington, CT. I'll check them out. FYI and any others who have replied to me about buying English Bangers - I've been ordering from sausageheaven.com and they were GREAT. No shipping charges and they come ground shipping with gel packs. Delicious made as Bangers & Mash.

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                  mom2 RE: dimike4 Nov 30, 2007 12:49 AM

                  UK Gourmet in Newtown, CT
                  http://www.ukgourmet.us/Onlinestore.html

                  good luck!

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                    maireadsully RE: dimike4 Nov 30, 2007 09:41 AM

                    The Irish American Home Society on Commerce St. in Glastonbury sells Irish sausages (same as British), black pudding, white pudding etc. They got an order in last week in time for Xmas. They also have HP Sauce, Irish/English brands of jam, puddings and cookies for sale. They are on display in a lite pantry in the downstairs bar.

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                      dimike4 RE: maireadsully Dec 1, 2007 01:39 PM

                      Thank you - I'll check them out

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                      breadfan RE: dimike4 Dec 15, 2007 08:28 AM

                      Nodine's smokehouse in Torrington makes a decent "banger". I grew up in Fiji when it was part of the British Empire and was raised on bangers and mash as well as toad in the hole. Nodine's bangers are not imports but are a worthy substitute. Good luck.

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                        JustWalking RE: dimike4 Feb 6, 2009 11:44 AM

                        We recently discovered a place that sells proper English sausages. Apparently they only started last year and at the moment we've only found them on-line. My husband is from the UK and I lived there for several years and they are definitely the closest thing to true bangers that we've found over here. We're hoping to get a local grocer to carry them as we don't always want to purchase 10 pounds at once :) Anyway, the company is RJ Balson and the website is www.buybangers.com.

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                          FriedClamFanatic RE: dimike4 Feb 6, 2009 11:57 AM

                          you might also want to checkout Williams in Lumberton NC. They do both British and Irish Bangers as well as Bacon

                          http://www.britishbacon.com/comersus6...

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                            Niffy RE: dimike4 Feb 6, 2009 06:00 PM

                            There is an Irish shop in Old Saybrook, on the Post Road near Job Lot but in a tiny strip mall next to Fromage (cheese shop). That Irish shop sells British sausages. Good luck!

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                              paulnwgb RE: dimike4 Apr 16, 2009 10:52 AM

                              http://www.britgrocery.com sells British sausages, bacon etc.

                              They also ship in these coolers - so they don't have to ship next day air - much cheaper.

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