Bridport Businesses Create New Banger

Sausage

Published at 7:15am 24th February 2015. (Updated at 7:16am 24th February 2015)

Two of Dorset's oldest family businesses have joined forces to create an Olde English Sausage to celebrate an anniversary year.

Two of Dorset's oldest family businesses have joined forces to create an Olde English Sausage to celebrate an anniversary year.

RJ Balson and Son have been trading for 500 years in Bridport and Palmers Brewery are a mere 221 years old.

They've now come up with a beef and ale sausage made with locally sourced ingredients including - Tally Ho! ale.

"Beef and beer are a traditional old English combination, and sausages are classic pub grub," said Cleeves Palmer, sales and marketing director at the brewery.

"This is an anniversary year for both businesses and what better way to celebrate than with a banger!"

The recipe was devised by Richard Balson of RJ Balson & Son. He said: "We've won several awards for our speciality sausages, and approached Palmers with the idea for the Tally Ho! sausage. The beer is ideal for cooking with, and a small glass of Tally Ho! is certainly one of the cook's perks when we've finished the batch."

John Palmer, chairman and managing director of Palmers Brewery, said: "We hope that many of our fine Dorset pubs will serve these delicious sausages."

The sausages are succulent full-size bangers with a rich, hoppy taste. They are available in Balson's shop and on the menu in selected Palmers' pubs.