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Walter Smith Fine Foods of Albrighton

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The history of Walter Smith Fine Foods can be traced back to John Smith, who started a meat business in his home village of Manea, Cambridgeshire, in around 1850. His son George Arthur (known as G A) Smith, left home at the age of 17 during the agricultural depression of the 1870s. He travelled to Birmingham and in 1885 he set up a small butcher’s business in Hospital Street.

G A Smith’s son, Walter, took over the family business in 1914 at the outbreak of the First World War – and it has gone from strength to strength, with Walter Smith shops now spread across the Midlands.

The company prides itself on its award-wining products and innovative homemade recipes, made from the best quality locally sourced meat.

They are particularly famous for their award-winning pork pies and recently scooped three awards in the Q Guild BBQ competition, winning Best Pork Sausage, Best Speciality Sausage, and Best Speciality Burger, along with the runners-up award for Best Beefburger.

Their meat is locally sourced from farmers that believe in the welfare of their animals and they are proud to be members of the Q Guild.