Blackwells (Coggleshall) - Old English

A recent NFU Countryside magazine we received had a "Farm Shop of the Month" article and featured Blackwells Farm Shop.  It would be poor form wouldn't it when passing not to call in for some sausages...

The well stocked farm shop is a short drive up Colne Road (A120 / B1024 junction) near Coggleshall, north towards Earls Colne...easy to find but a scary junction when turning right to cross the dual carriageway, so do take care.

Picked up some very good looking Old English sausages (and some Welsh Dragon sausages which we'll review shortly).  We were served by James who brought to our attention the blue boards on the farm shop wall indicating quite a list of some very good restaurants and butchers both locally and in London that Blackwells supply. 

87% quality local pork in natural skins sounds pretty good and cooked up you could tell these are a well made product.  There was though a bit of noticeable weight loss, more than we would have expected.

The texture was on the smooth side of medium, and retained reasonable succulence. The taste was excellent with the seasoning being on the button for us.  One of the team claimed the skins were a tad chewy, but I noticed that they cleared their plate of sausage and mash, so they couldn't have been that bad. I personally found these Old English a very good example of a well made sausage which I'd certainly buy again.

Blackwells (Coggleshall) - Old English
(Mar 2015)

Here's the sample details:
125x27mm before cooking, 115x27mm after.
75g before cooking, 60g after.
That's a shrinkage of approx 8% & weight loss of approx 20%.
6 loose sausages 3.08   (7.50/kg)

Blackwells Farm Shop
Herons Farm,
Colne Road,
Essex, CO6 ITQ

01376 5625006


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