Ashcroft & Sons (Linton) - Linton

On route home from Cambridge, and avoiding the madness and spray on the M11, I found myself in Linton...Hmm...I wonder if there's a butchers shop here?

Well of coarse there is.  I'd seen reference to Ashcroft & Sons of Linton on the Blythburgh Pork web site. Now what I hadn't realised though was, Rob Ashcroft and family have not long started their butchery business and the shop is only recently established (late 2013). The place is spotless, with all shiny new display cabinets, smart decor and the butchers blocks are like pristine! It's a smart modern looking butchers if ever I saw one!

Matt, one of Rob's sons served me and I picked up some Linton sausages for our next sausage review that I'm told are made from quality free range Suffolk pork. I did say I would be presenting these to the troops in a few days, but I was so impressed with Rob's enthusiasm, I wasted no time!

75%+ free range, Blythburgh pork in quality natural skins. Not too tightly stuffed and good looking in the raw I will say! Now these have a more or less standard seasoning, but Rob does add a touch of coriander to this to make them in to Linton's own!

They cooked up really well with lovely biting skins and an excellent medium/smooth texture. No additional residual fat in the pan and minimum shrinkage make for a big thumbs up from us.  The meaty flavour and succulence was as far as I'm concerned spot on. In fact on eating the first, you would surely want another, and then another!  We're talking seriously proper sausages here!

This is yet another small high street business retailing really top quality produce and raising the bar.  The big "manufacturers" need to take note!

Oh why do we live 22 miles away. I only bought six Linton's to try and I'm having withdrawal already...and there's none to try when cold later.  We need to buy some more!  Next time, a big bag for the freezer. 

Now nearly forgot, there's a small deli section too, so if you're making a visit, make sure you have a look see!  Opening times below...

Rob & family may we wish you every success for the future.

Ashcroft & Sons (Linton) - Linton (Feb 2014)

Here's the sample details:
106x30mm before cooking, 100x32mm after.
77g before cooking, 71g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 0% & weight loss of approx 7%.
6 loose sausages approx. 3.68   (8.80/kg)


Ashcroft & Sons
37 High Street,

Monday : Closed all day
Tuesday : 09h00 ~ 18h00
Wednesday : 09h00 ~ 18h00
Thursday : 09h00 ~ 18h00
Friday : 09h00 ~ 18h00
Saturday : 07h30 ~ 12h30
Sunday : Closed all day.


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