Great British Beer Festival

Top pub snacks from this year's GBBF

By Nikkie Sutton

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For better or wurst: Simon's Sausage was just one option for operators to sample snacks at the GBBF
For better or wurst: Simon's Sausage was just one option for operators to sample snacks at the GBBF
This year's Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) showcased not only the top beers, ciders and perries but a plethora of pub snacks too.

Serious Pig

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Already stocked in BrewDog bars, Serious Pig is produced in Bath after being founded in 2008.

Producing serious snacks of the pork variety, the company was offering licensees one serving of crackling for £2.50 including apple sauce.

Pipers Crisps

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Available in two sizes, 40g and 150g, Pipers Crisps delivers its stock to pubs by its own vans and distribution partners throughout the UK as well as exporting to Europe and the USA.

The company endeavours to make the nation’s tastiest crisps, winning 31 Great Taste awards since 2007 and being voted best snack brand for the past five consecutive years.

Jack Link’s

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Family-owned and operated for generations, Jack Link’s is an American success story.

Its jerky comes from the Link’s old family recipes and is available in 25g bags and in resealable 75g bags.

Purely Pickled Eggs

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Purely Pickled serves pubs nationwide, available in whole host of different flavours such as plain pickled, scotch bonnet, beetroot or horseradish variants, and more.

All the eggs are sourced from within the British Isles and are laid by hens that are free to roam.

The Crusty Pie Company

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A selection of scratchings including traditional, spicy with ghost chilli, caramelised apple and Bourbon barbecue flavours are available from Crusty Pie.

The company also offers award-winning pies, pasties and samosas for pubs that want a good variety of snacks.

A mixture of traditional and speciality pies, pasties and gourmet rolls, all sold with the home-made pork scratchings and delicious chutney.

Simon’s Sausage

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With more options of sausage than you can shake a stick at, Simon’s Sausage also knows how to create an eye-catching A-board.

With flame-grilled bratwurst, cheesewurst, smoked krakauer and jumbo bratwurst (for really hungry customers) available, aesthetically pleasing brand, Simon’s knew how to attract the crowds at this year’s GBBF.

Let’s Go Mexicana

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Street food is one way operators can tap into the food market without getting their hands dirty and Let’s Go Mexicana is an on-the-go company, available to the on-trade selling burritos, fajitas, nachos and chilli beef.

All meals are cooked fresh and from scratch, the food is ethically and locally sourced with all its packaging being biodegradable.

Not only this but the business donates a tree to Malawi for every 100 burritos it sells and teaches Mexican cookery lessons to challenged young adults.

The same company also has a traditional fish & chips van, a steak sandwich stall and bratwurst stall to really ensure all diners' tastes are covered.

Exotic Burgers

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Various exotic burgers from around the world, made from kangaroo, ostrich, zebra or its Aberdeen Angus burgers, all served in a fresh, brioche bun with mixed salad leaves, Cheddar cheese slice and a selection of relishes.

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

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Prime rump steak cooked with red onions on a very hot griddle, seasoned with a little salt and black pepper, served in a sub roll with Cheddar cheese.

Diners could also add jalapenos to give their sandwich an extra bite.

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