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IT’S gold for butcher’s shop Buckwells of Southsea, after being handed a gong in the 2013 Smithfield Awards, an annual national product evaluation showcase contested by Q Guild butchers nationwide.

The firm, opened by John and Helen Buckwell in 1987, won in the sausage category, for The Forager, a pork sausage with sage, garlic puree paste and dried mushrooms, along with golds for its Mediterranean-style Flamenco Burger and Ham Hock & Pea Pie.