Congratulations to Prendergast Butchers for being shortlisted in a national competition with their Wild Garlic and Pork Sausage.

The Haverfordwest butcher has been shortlisted in Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ ‘Put Your Best Sausage Forward 2023’ competition, with the Wild Garlic and Pork Sausage being selected as amongst the very best bangers in Wales.

The award-winning family butchers is run by Chris and Rachel Wolsey, along with their two sons Tom and Mark.

With almost 50 years of farming in Pembrokeshire, the family farm produces meat of the highest standard which is sold in their butcher’s shop alongside products from very carefully selected local suppliers who meet the Wolseys’ high-quality ethos.

Speaking of their delight at making the final, Chris Wolsey said:

“We are truly over the moon to have made it to the final. We were finalists last year, so hopefully this time we’ll take the title!

“We’ve always prided ourselves on producing the best quality produce, so we source our meat with care from local suppliers, and very often our own farm. 

“Alongside my wife and two sons are our hardworking staff. Our youngest son Mark is the brainchild behind our entry this year, while our Master Butcher Paul makes the sausages by hand, so it really is a family affair and a great team effort here at Prendergast.

“We’re really proud of our Wild Garlic and Pork sausages, and our team, and we are looking forward to the final stage of the competition.”

Also shortlisted in the ‘Put Your Best Sausage Forward 2023’ competition is Red Valley Farm in Carmarthen with its The Wild Boar Grand Slam sausage, and Conwy-based Edwards of Conwy Ltd with its Edwards Firecracker Celebration Sausage.

Following the final round of judging, the winner of the ‘Put Your Best Sausage Forward 2023’ competition will be announced at a special event during the Thursday of the Royal Welsh Show at the Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales stand.

The winner will also automatically qualify for the UK and Ireland Champion of Champions Sausage competition, which will take place at the Butcher Shop of the Year 2023 Awards next year.

Philippa Gill, Campaigns Executive at Hybu Cig Cymru, said: “This year’s competition has really demonstrated the passion, creativity and attention to detail our fantastic Porc Blasus producers have when it comes to creating a brilliant banger.

“Choosing the top three entries is always a difficult but enjoyable task, but this year, the standard of entries was off the chart - we would like to give a massive thank you to everyone who took part.

“We wish each of our three finalists good luck for the final, and may the best banger win!”

You can buy sausages and many other innovative pork products directly from Prendergast Butchers at their shop in Haverfordwest, or via their website,

For more information on pork produced in Wales, and where you can buy it, visit