Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling was the star of the Kingham Plough’s annual food market. With two of Mr Trotter’s co-founders, local farmer, Rupert Ponsonby and Matthew Fort, judge on BBC2’s Great British Menu, on hand, packets of the new wave pork scratching sold out in record time.
The Oxfordshire Pub’s event, in its 5th year, saw a record turnout for owners Emily Lampson, Executive Chef, and her husband Miles with 2000 guests sampling and buying foods and drinks from an eclectic platter of local producers and retailers.
Over 20 suppliers included Crudge’s cheese from the village; smoked meats from Upton Smokery near Burford; Shaken Oak mustards and condiments from Witney; Paddock Farm’s Tamworth pork from Stratford on Avon – who also provided the pork for the hog roast; Serendipity Baking, Wil’s Smokehouse, Boulangerie Valentin, Wanborough Herb Nursery and hand-designed crockery from Bell Pottery, with beers from both Hook Norton and Cotswold breweries.
But when it came to the crunch, Mr Trotter’s Great British Pork Crackling proved ‘dangerously addictive’ as one satisfied customer put it. “It was a great day. Great customers tucking into some great British foods, with Mr Trotter leading the snack attack.”
“We are thrilled that this year’s market was bigger and better than ever”, said Emily Lampson. “There really was something for everybody”.
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