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Since 2013, The Red Lion pub in Barnes, London have been holding a competition to celebrate this much overlooked buffet item and give it the attention it deserves in the ‘Great Sausage Roll Off’.

It is a live cooking event where around 20 professional chefs take their turns to create, roll and bake their own take on the Sausage Roll. It’s no mean feat, the cooking goes on in heats and lasts up to four hours!

This year’s offering was held on 30th January and was once again compered by Beer & Food writer Melissa Cole. The returning sponsors were Rational UK, I.O Shen Knives, Netherton Foundry, Mrs R’ganics and Fuller’s.

There was a stunning line up of chefs from up & down the country, along with top judges; Simon Rimmer from Sunday Brunch, Andrew Clarke from Brunswick House, Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire & Holburn Dining Room Exec Chef Calum Franklin

We are extremely excited to announce that this year’s winner was Padstow chef Adrian Oliver with a Cornish Pork, Bacon & Sage creation, using our very own Kernow Sausage Co sausage meat!




It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Adrian & Gav since he won the competition, with a guest appearance on Sunday Brunch and local TV and Radio appearances too. Needless to say, we are very proud of them both and this latest accolade.