Gaywood butchers are a cut above with double award

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A West Norfolk butchers has proved to be a cut above the rest after picking up two awards for its sausages – a gold and silver.

Bowers in Lynn Road, Gaywood, won the honours at a national sausage competition.

The shop, which has operated in Gaywood for 49 years, scooped a gold award for their traditional Norfolk sausage and a silver award for their pork and wherry product.

James Middleton, one of three generations involved with the business, said: “After being champions of the east region last year it is great to get another accolade.

“It carries on the momentum and it is great this time of year because people are looking for something a bit special.

“It’s the basis of what we base our business on. We like to serve the community, but you have to have something special which stands out.

“After hearing all of the stories in the news recently about processed foods, it’s good that you can have a good quality sausage which people can enjoy and have confidence with.

“We hope people will come to try them.”

Bowers was originally founded by George Bowers back in 1932.

After starting out in St James’ Street, they opened the Gaywood shop back in 1966.

To help celebrate their success in seasonal style, the shop built a gingerbread based on their premises which will remain on display over the Christmas period.

“We try to have fun with most things we do, especially this time of year, to bring a little Christmas cheer,” said Mr Middleton.

“We thought that people might stop to come to have a look at it.”