By Georgi Curtis on 07/02/2017 10:44
Award winning Food Hall, Aubrey Allen of Warwick street Leamington Spa have once again scooped prizes equivalent to the Bafta’s in the Butchery Industry.
The Q Guild Smithfield awards, named after the famous City of London meat market, run every year when Butchers the length and breadth of the country are challenged to enter their best products and judged by the top tasters in the industry.
Aubrey Allen were awarded Gold for the follwoing products - Chef prepared Beef Bourguignon & Garlic Mash, Guinea Fowl Supreme with wild mushroom & thyme, Garlic Mountain Melt and Pork Chocolate Orange Sausage.
Martin Crombie, head of product development said “We are so pleased to have won.The lads work hard at coming up with ideas and then spend time perfecting them so it is splendid to be recognised . We will of course be showcasing these in our shop and celebrating with tasters for our clients"
By Georgi Curtis on 12/07/2016 08:57
We are delighted to announce that we have expanded into food to go with the launch of Aubrey Allez - a café and takeaway outlet next door to the butcher’s shop and delicatessen.
The newly-expanded shop in Leamington Spa provides fresh fast food and drinks that can be eaten in or taken away.
Speaking to the Coventry Telegraph, managing director Russell Allen said: “We are passionate about great food and healthy eating and whilst we want to deliver fresh food fast, all the emphasis is on great ingredients and ‘cooked from fresh’ hot dinners. We have been thrilled with the feedback so far.”
By Georgi Curtis on 09/06/2016 12:03
We were delighted to have received not one, but two, wonderful accolades at the Meat Management Awards in London last month.
Beating the competition to be crowned Britain's Best Butchers Shop, manager Simon said '...it's a fantastic achievement and one that has made us very proud of our hard work and dedication to providing the very best products and the best customer service. We're absolutely delighted.'
Coming away with Britain's Best Lamb product for his Lamb cutlet with parmesan and herb crust, Creative Butcher Martin has proved again why he is considered on of the best Butchers in the UK and happily adds another title to his achievements.
Well done team!
By Georgi Curtis on 17/05/2016 08:11
Held in the beautiful garden at Victoria House, the annual (and sold out!) Aubrey Allen summer preview evening was attended by 140 customers all eager to sample exciting new BBQ dishes.
There was help from The Leamington Wine Company, who offered tasters of fantastic wines as well as a bar stocked with fizz, craft beer and summer cocktails.
Local cheese company, Fromage to Age, showcased a great range of delicious seasonal cheeses.
Elsewhere on the night, new sauce suppliers Manfood tantalised the tastebuds, and Tiggs turned up the heat with their hot sauces, pickles, relishes and dressings.
Master butchers Simon Kelly and Martin Crombie entertained guests with a butchery demonstration, a small taster of the always booked up Aubrey Allen Butchery School.
Dishes available included a mini...
By Georgi Curtis on 09/05/2016 14:10
With a history of award-winning creative butchers, we are very pleased to now have an Apprentice who is making the headlines.
Harry Smith, aged 18, started as an apprentice with Aubrey Allen in 2014.
Trained by European winner Martin Crombie, Harry is proving to be a chip off the old block.
Harry was in competition with other butchers at the Premier Young Butcher Competition held at the Foodex exhibition last month. He achieved 1st place in the seam butchery category and 2nd place in the BBQ category, which was a great result!
Simon Kelly, shop manager said “we are all so proud of harry and he has been having competition training so we could give him the best chance possible. You have to invest in your young apprentices and give them these chances to really take a pride in all they do and in time he can train his...
By Georgi Curtis on 22/03/2016 12:45
Eight of the best young butchers from across the UK will compete for the title of Premier Young Butcher 2016 at Foodex next month.
This includes our very own newly-qualified apprentice butcher Harry Smith who is looking forwa
rd to competing against the country's best young talent.
Watch this space for news on how he gets on!
By Georgi Curtis on 18/03/2016 13:31
By Georgi Curtis on 12/01/2016 13:27
The annual Restaurant Magazine Chefs Choice Awards are a highly regarded affair and last week, for the fourth time, Aubrey Allen were named as Chefs' favourite meat supplier!
It's an accolade that means so much to us here at Aubrey Allen as it is voted for by our restaurant customers - and you can't say better than that!
By Georgi Curtis on 23/10/2015 13:02
We were delighted to be crowned winners of the Hospitality Award at the second annual Leamington Business Awards held last week!
It was a great night celebrating the wonderful businesses and people that make up our fabulous town, with great entertainment, sponsors and lots of merriment.
It was a hotly-fought contest and we were so proud to pip the other contenders to the post, not least because we consider them our friends and business neighbours!
Hospitality is a real passion here at Aubrey Allen and it is fantastic to be rewarded for our efforts.
By Georgi Curtis on 11/09/2014 09:40
The Grand Final of our inaugural Home Cook of the Year Competition proved to be one of the major highlights of this year’s Leamington Food & Drink Festival, showcasing an abundance of home grown cooking talent and providing entertainment and fun for the packed audience and judges.
Kate Reddington from Leamington Spa was crowned with the coveted title following the live cook-off in the Grand Final and wowed the celebrity judges with her tempting menu that featured Cornish rack of Aubrey Allen lamb with a pesto crust, served with puy lentils and a slow roasted tomato as the main course.
Being crowned Home Cook of the Year Kate, who is married with two grown-up children, wins two places at Aubrey Allen’s Butchery School and two places at Simpsons Cookery School including dinner for two and an overnight stay at Simpsons in Edgbaston,...