It’s official – England’s best sirloin steak hails from Alfreton after local butchers scoop an excellence accolade.
Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd triumphed at the EBLEX Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards held last month.
The ‘Larder Trim Sirloin Steak’ from the family-owned butchery company was one of nine shortlisted products in the ‘Best Sirloin Steak’ competition.
Three finalists from each of the competition’s three categories – independent butcher, multiple retailer and food service operator – were then invited to a special awards ceremony in London, when the category winners and overall winner were unveiled.
After winning the independent butcher category, Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd went on to be crowned overall champion and purveyor of England’s best sirloin steak.
Richard Taylor, managing director at the butchers on Main Road in Leabrooks, said of the win: “This is a magnificent moment for us and our customers.
“Our sirloin steaks are well-matured and deliver fantastic flavour – and they are now officially the best in the country!”
The awards, which are open to butchers, supermarkets and caterers throughout the country, recognise steak products that deliver excellent eating qualities and the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
Richard added: “These awards are a fantastic recognition of the hard work and dedication that goes into producing our meat.
“We constantly strive to create the very best products for all our customers to enjoy.
“We are delighted to be able to prove that this is the case – not just locally but to be recognised nationwide too.”