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28th Jun, 2022

Shipston eatery wins best bacon butty award

BRITAIN’S best bacon butty can be found in Warwickshire.

The Straw Kitchen in Whichford, near Shipston, has been crowned a winner in a nationwide search for the best bacon sandwich.

Website Ironmongery Direct asked tradespeople to nominate their favourite bacon sarnie stop, whether that was a cafĂ©, restaurant, hotel or roadside van – and the local eatery won.

So, what is the secret to making the best bacon butty?

Christine Bottine, manager at the Straw Kitchen said: “We make our bread using Shipton Mill flour, fennel and nigella seeds, and the bacon comes from Paddock Farm, our local butchers who rear their own Tamworth pigs to high ethical standards.

“Each bacon sarnie also comes with a homegrown salad from our kitchen garden and homemade beetroot relish for sweetness.”

So it seems there is more to it than just a couple of sizzling rashers in a bread roll.

Christine added: “It’s not exactly your average bacon sarnie. We place a massive emphasis on the quality and sustainability of the food we produce, but also its affordability.”

Understandably, Christine is delighted with the news: “The win is great, especially if it can promote good bacon, real bread, and salad thrown in as well!”

The Straw Kitchen is part of Whichford Pottery, which makes traditional, hand-crafted clay flowerpots. As well as stopping for a sarnie in the Straw Kitchen, visitors can wander the gardens, take a tour of the workshop and of course, shop for pots.

Visit whichfordpottery.com to find out more.

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