‘World first’ Hogs Pudding Championship

City Inn landlord Brian Wick gears up for the first World Hogs Pudding Championship

Final preparations are underway for the first World Hogs Pudding Championship, which takes place this Sunday (June, 6)

Hosted by The City Inn in Truro’s Pydar Street, the event, which aims to celebrate the forgotten West Country sausage, is believed to be the first of its kind.

Established to raise money for the Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, the competition has drawn entries from butchers across Cornwall.

Brian Wick, landlord at the City Inn said: “We’re really looking forward to hosting the first World Hogs Pudding Championship at the City Inn on Sunday.

“We’ve got 11 butchers from across Cornwall confirmed with more entries coming in daily.

“We’re also hoping to have a representative from the Isles of Scilly here, although we’ve had no entries from Devon so it will be great that the winning Hogs Pudding will definitely be Cornish!”

The winner will be voted for by the public during a blind tasting session which takes place between 1pm to 4pm.

Butchers already confirmed to take part are John Roach from Truro, Cornish Pork Pantry from Grampound Road, John Dower from Stithians, Gara Barton from Bodmin, Cornish Quality Meats from St Austell, Kittows Buchers from Par, Retallick Family Butchers from Helston, Tywardreath Butchers and Pooleys Meat Pantry from Camborne.