The Great Sausage Roll Off Champion for 2019

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The Great Sausage Roll Off 2019 took place at The Red Lion pub in Barnes on 30 January, bringing together 15 professional chefs who rolled and baked their best version of the beloved sausage roll – vying for the Sausage Roll Champion title and fundraising for charity. 

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For the love of sausage rolls

Each year England’s humble and beloved sausage roll is reinvented in The Great Sausage Roll off at Fuller’s Red Lion pub in Barnes, London.

Arguably one of London’s greatest cooking competitions, The Great Sausage Roll Off is a live cooking event that has been running for seven years. This year a total of 15 chefs took on the challenge, each bringing something different to the table to be judged by a line-up of expert judges.

Red Lion Manager Angus McKean said:

“Since 2013, we have been giving this much overlooked buffet item the attention it deserves with the creation of the almost, nearly, infamous, Great Sausage Roll Off. A bit like the X Factor meets MasterChef, it is an evening of crazy culinary pleasure, taken in the most seriously light-hearted way.”

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The hunt for England’s greatest sausage roll

Participating chefs made two sausage rolls each, using every kind of meat and vegetable imaginable to create truly spectacular versions of the humble sausage roll, while the crowd of spectators cheered and watched in awe.

Samples of all the sausage roll entries were auctioned off to the crowd along with other auction items, raising almost £2,000 for UK charity Hospitality Action.

This year the competition was hosted by award-winning beer and food writer Melissa Cole and the judging panel included renowned chefs and foodies Simon Rimmer, Jane Devonshire, Calum Franklin and Andrew Clarke, whom ate their body-weight in pastry, meat and accompanying condiments to fairly judge the contenders.

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The Great Sausage Roll Off judges for 2019: Jane Devonshire, Simon Rimmer, Calum Franklin and Andrew Clarke.

The Sausage Roll Champion for 2019

Choosing the Sausage Roll Champion for 2019 was no easy task for the judges, but after much deliberation the winner was revealed. 

Here are some of the tasty entries... 

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Chef Adrian Oliver Wins!

Chef Adrian Oliver from The Kernow Sausage Company was named The Great Sausage Roll Off Champion for 2019 for his Cornish pork, bacon and sage sausage roll with mustard mayonnaise, claiming the trophy and a set of engraved bespoke knives generously donated by I.O.Shen Knives

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England's new Sausage Roll King, Chef Adrian Oliver, was overcome with joy after winning The Great Sausage Roll Off for 2019 - what an achievement! 

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Adrian Oliver's prize included The Great Sausage Roll Off trophy and a set of bespoke knives. 

The Great Sausage Roll off will be back

Never fear if you missed the action this year, because The Great Sausage Roll Off will be back for 2020! 

To enter, or find out more, visit: The Great Sausage Roll Off at The Red Lion

The Great Sausage Roll Off is a big Twitter event. Follow The Red Lion on Twitter to get involved and watch the banter #rolloff