139-year-old sausage back in production

Sausage launch at Proudfoots'Proudfoots master butcher Keith Wilson,left with John Senior of the Golden Grid and the famous Greenlays sausages now being sold at the store in Newby.'Picture by Neil Silk  123403'20/08/12
Sausage launch at Proudfoots'Proudfoots master butcher Keith Wilson,left with John Senior of the Golden Grid and the famous Greenlays sausages now being sold at the store in Newby.'Picture by Neil Silk 123403'20/08/12

A secret sausage recipe which dates back 139 years in Scarborough is set for a relaunch following a new deal with the town’s largest independant supermarket group.

Greenlays Pork Sausages have been a favourite since Greenlays Butchers created them in 1876 - with the receipe being a guarded secret ever since.

When the Bar Street butchers closed, the secret recipe was bought at auction by local restauranteur John Senior.

Until recently the sausages were produced and sold under licence by Gibson’s Butchers in Ramshill, however the shock closure of Gibson’s in March meant an end to supplies.

Mr Senior has now got together with award winning master butcher Keith Wilson of Proudfoot’s butchery department in Newby, and after hours of wighing, mincing and mixing the pair have announced the sausages are again ready for production.

The sausages will be available through Proudfoot’s store in Scalby Road, and also on the menu at Mr Senior’s Golden Grid Restaurant in Sandside.

Mr Senior said: “I was being asked by our many Greenlay customers when we would be back in production, so I am delighted with the new arrangement. I know the recipe is in caring hands and this was the right way to guarante the quality of the product.”

Ian Proudfoot added: “It’s been very exciting to be involved with the renaissance of the Greenlays sausage for John.”