Double success for Somerset butcher

A Pylle-based butcher has won several awards at recent national and regional food tasting events.


The award winning business Jon Thorner’s received high commendations and also made it as a finalist in the Britain’s Best Meat Pie category at the Meat Management Industry Awards. The event rewards the best of the best in the UK meat sector and the ceremony took place in London last month. Jon Thorner’s pie makers wowed the panel of judges with their Chicken & Chorizo, Pulled Beef & Beer and BBQ Pulled Pork pie flavours.

The success continued with the Taste of the West Awards, which champions the best produce made in the South West of England. Jon Thorner’s received six awards ranging from Gold to Highly Commended for a selection of pies, including the popular BBQ Pulled Pork and their West Country beef burgers, such as the Beef & Chorizo Burger which was awarded a top score and received gold.

Jon Thorner’s has always used top quality high welfare meat in their products, using certified West Country beef, outdoor reared free range pork from Packington and British poultry, with solely free range chicken, which is sourced locally from Castlemead in Radstock, going into their chicken pies.

Photo: John Emery, Jon Thorner’s head chef with award winning pies.