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Sausages in London

chelsea_bridge Jan 11, 2010 09:28 AM

Where do you think are the best places to buy sausages in London?

I always used to go to Simply Sausages, but now they are mail order only (with an inferior range supplied to Waitrose).

I have bought sausages from Biggles and Borough Market, but they're a bit out of my way these days.

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    relizabeth Jan 11, 2010 09:54 AM

    I buy mine at the stoke newington farmers market from stocks farm. They are amazingly delicious.

    1. howler Jan 11, 2010 11:36 AM

      try wyndham houses sausages on fulham road, good as biggles. as a matter of fact, for poultry wyndham house is the best i've found in london (try the red label chicken, amazing).

      and since you no doubt were about to ask, for beef and lamb its hard to beat jack o'sheas in knightsbridge.

      haven't yet found the pork king yet, and no its not the ginger pig.

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      1. re: howler
        Ibrahim.Salha Jan 11, 2010 03:01 PM

        Jack O'Shea isn't in Knightsbridge anymore, he now operates from the Selfridges Food Hall. Brilliant beef and seriously nice, knowledgeable staff.

        1. re: Ibrahim.Salha
          zuriga1 Jan 11, 2010 09:49 PM

          I'm wondering why he sells online through Selfridge's. He seems to have (as we Yanks say).. all his bases covered!

          1. re: Ibrahim.Salha
            greedygirl Jan 12, 2010 02:35 AM

            Has the Knightsbridge branch closed down then? It was definitely still open at the back end of last year....

            Re sausages - I like Giggly Pig sausages which I get from my local farmer's market. They go to a lot of the London ones, and are based in Essex I think.


            1. re: greedygirl
              Ibrahim.Salha Jan 12, 2010 02:53 AM

              You know what, I really have no idea if the Knightsbridge shop is closed after searching online. I asked them yesterday about the Knightsbridge branch and they told me they operate from Selfridges now. The website seems to reflect this:

              I can't find anything about the Knightsbridge shop closing, oddly enough.

              1. re: greedygirl
                howler Jan 12, 2010 07:40 AM

                the knightsbridge shop is very much open.

                and darragh (who runs it) is an outstanding butcher. i think i remember him telling me that o'sheas at selfridges is a different company.

                1. re: howler
                  PhilD Jan 12, 2010 10:44 AM

                  Not according to The Independent:

                  Has Jack moved to Selfridges and sold the old shop? Although it would be strange for him to allow the new owners to keep the name. I thought he also had a shop in NYC but the website only lists Selfridges and Brussels so maybe he has cut back.

                  PS: ...and isn't Darragh Jack's brother?

                  1. re: PhilD
                    howler Jan 12, 2010 11:18 AM

                    as you're sensitive about threads, i suggest you start a new one probing the mysteries (if any) of the o'shea move to selfridges.

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            bookien Jan 13, 2010 02:43 PM

            I also like Wyndham House - they are our local butcher.

            But I am partial to German style sausages, recently ordered a bunch from:


            So far (haven't eaten them all yet) they are very good.

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            1. re: bookien
              alexdz Jan 15, 2010 01:27 AM

              drings in greenwich. the fennel ones are the best, but they vary the choice so they aren't always there.

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              themags Jan 15, 2010 02:42 AM

              East London Sausage Company on Orford Road, Walthamstow, London E17. I moved to Walthamstow Village last summer and LOVE it - will post soon with restaurants and market info - altho' I am a bit wary as maybe E17 should remain a secret!

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              1. re: themags
                alexdz Jan 18, 2010 08:05 AM

                dont use the 'S' word or jay raynor will come on here and bollock you.

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