Drunken Butcher & First Chop

The second meeting of the Sausage Club of Manchester at Splendid Sausage Co on John Dalton Street

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 2 December 2015

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Iain Devine, better known to his legion of supper club and meat fans as the Drunken Butcher and Rik Garner, boss of Salford’s innovative First Chop Brewing Arm, are set to guest host the second meeting of the Sausage Club of Manchester at Splendid Sausage Co on John Dalton Street, this Tuesday 21st October at 630pm.


The Sausage Club of Manchester is a place where friends and enthusiasts can come together to sample and share their passion for the noble sausage. Following a spectacular launch event at which guests had a go at making their own sausages, the second event plans something different, bringing a comforting taste of autumn to guests as well as a fun, interactive element.

The Drunken Butcher will demo special dishes such as a Toulouse sausage and onion gravy pie with a suet crust, created to both embrace the change in seasons and celebrate the best in gourmet sausages. Word has it Iain has also created best online casino a show stopping, decadent hot dog combo, which includes confit duck and his signature pate, which will be sampled on the night.

Rik Garner of First Chop Brewing Arm in Salford takes up the mantle of Sausage Sommelier, matching his own, uncompromising, hop forward brews to the Drunken Butcher’s dishes. Guests and members attending will get to take part in demos, try the pairings and quiz the hosts.

As with the last event, Sausage Club has another challenge for guests up its sausagey sleeve; they’ll get to have a crack at making the suet crust pastry tasted earlier in the night, under Iain’s watch-full eye.

Speaking ahead of the event, Iain Devine aka the Drunken Butcher said:
“I’m passionate about a good sausage, as I know Rik is too, we’re looking forward to a great night, with some excellent and hopefully surprising dishes with cracking ales to match, all made with care in our two great cities, Manchester and Salford.”

Tickets for the event are £10 from, available now via Eventbrite and include a dog combo and drink from Splendid and all tasting samples. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sausage-club-of-manchester-2-the-drunken-butcher-first-chop-brewing-arm-tickets-13482581765

£1 from the sale of every ticket will go to Forever Manchester – http://forevermanchester.com
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