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Is Harrogate home to England's best bacon sandwich?

Is Harrogate home to England's best bacon sandwich?

Published at 8:43am 2nd February 2017. (Updated at 4:55pm 2nd February 2017)

If the most important part of a bacon sandwich is indeed the filling, then Harrogate can lay claim to having the best in the country.

Starbeck-based Elite Meat was victorious at the prestigious Smithfield Awards 2017, held at the Ironmongers' Hall in London, winning 'Best English Bacon'.

As well as its winning smoked streaky bacon, the company also had a pork sausage and a smoked roast ham in contention for a prize.

Managing Director Gordon Atkinson described the night as "fabulous".

He said: "Our pigs are from Easingwold, Colin Piercy and family, we've used them for about 12 years now.

"They're the best pigs in Yorkshire, which probably makes them the best pigs in the world.

"I'm going to go back to the shop now and slice a load of bacon ready for sale and then half a day off today to go home and sleep, because it could be a busy weekend."


Gordon Atkinson with Stray FM's James Stanley