We don't make your usual cured meats.
Using only lovingly-raised British Heritage pork and as many indigenous, locally-grown, ingredients as we can, our dry-cured sausages are going to taste different than any you’ve ever had and yet... still a little familiar.
That’s because we created our recipes to reflect the exquisite flavours that are born and raised right here in England. We have amazing pigs, fantastic herbs, great beer and delicious wine – so why go elsewhere for ingredients or inspiration?
Offering up the full English – from tip to tail.
Our Managing Director, Pork Whisperer and Fearless Heroine is Adrienne Eiser Treeby. Guided by her commitment to good food and good ethics Adrienne has been in turns a Chef, an Apprentice and a Cheesemonger. After putting in fourteen years working behind the stoves at some of the world’s most prestigious restaurants (in three different countries, no less!), two years learning how to make cured meats at the knee of a Master Salumiere and a further two years getting to know the artisanal London food scene with Neal’s Yard Dairy, we’re pretty glad to have her at the helm.
You can find Adrienne navigating the business of starting up CROWN & QUEUE on her blog at eatingliterally.typepad.com
From Their Farms to Your Plate.
At Crown & Queue, we pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients. Adrienne works closely with all our suppliers to ensure that everything from the heritage pork we use to the locally grown herbs that flavour our meats are of the highest quality. So in celebration of the very best of British, here’s the line up of the people that we currently work with (click supplier to read more):
- SLEIGHT FARM
Adrienne wants us all to know where our meat comes from. So one of her regular suppliers is Mary Holbrook. This famed cheesemaker is a living legend among London foodies and those of us privileged to have worked with her at Sleight Farm in Somerset. Not only does she produce the most wonderful goats cheese, but her outdoor reared, free range rare breed pork is regularly used by us at Crown & Queue.
- TASTE TRADITION LTD
Mother and son team, Joyce and Charles Ashbridge specialise in rare breeds meat from their farm in North York Moors National Park. Firm believers in outdoor rearing, their commitment to animal welfare and traditional farming methods results in flavoursome high quality meat that Crown & Queue feels privileged to use in its cured and prepared meats.
- LYNNE'S ORGANIC FARM
A family-run farm in East Sussex, this smallholding is just shy of 36 acres. Every pair of organic and breed-certified British Saddlebacks reared on the farm are given a quarter of an acre to roam in. The provenance of Rob and Lynne’s pigs can be traced back over 100 years.
- FRITH ENGLISH HERB FARM
The Casson family has been cultivating herbs since 1956 at Frith Farm in Hampshire. You’ll regularly find their fenugreek and sage in our cured sausages. Their farm is a wonderland of herbaceous splendour from the fields of Roman chamomile to the delightful purple hue of their garden sage.
- SOMERSET CIDER BRANDY COMPANY
With records of the first cider brandy dating back to 1678, the Somerset Cider Brandy Company continues this most revered British tradition. The company has been distilling cider since 1987 using apples mainly from their own orchards, including 40 vintage varieties. So we think it’s rather fitting that we use their brandy in our cured sausage based on the Victoria parlour game of Snapdragon.
- ENGLISH SPIRIT DISTILLERY
There’s rum and then there is rum but more importantly, there is only one rum made in the UK and it’s by this independent distillery in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire. Like all of the producers that Adrienne works with, English Spirit Distillery is making a unique contribution to our British cuisine and we can’t get enough of the spirits made by this small batch copper pot distillery.
- LONDON HONEY COMPANY
Steve Benbow is a man passionate about his bees. Fourteen years on from his first hives on top of his rooftop near London’s Tower Bridge, he now has hives across the UK including London’s very own Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery. With bees being true locavores, each honey is unique, reflecting the flora and fauna of its home territory.
- VILLAGE FARM
Primarily known for their unique flock of Portlemouth Short-Tail sheep, Rebecca and Tim are working together with Adrienne to create a new sausage that helps celebrate their resurrected ancient sheep breeds. Available for tasting someday soon!
- THE KERNEL BREWERY
There are now over 50 microbreweries in London but The Kernel was one of the first. A close neighbourhood to us at Spa Terminus, we can’t rave enough about their craft beers. Their range of ales, London porters and stouts, made the perfect pairing with Adrienne’s cured and preserved meats.
- THE FIVE POINTS BREWING COMPANY
One of London’s homegrown microbreweries, Five Points has been brewing ale since March 2013. The owners and founders all live in Hackney, and we like how they regularly support their local community. More often than not, you’ll find their London Smoke in Adrienne’s cured sausages.
Fancy a Taste?
- Froth & Rind
- Ben’s House
- Fuggles Beer Café
- The Hill Bakery & Deli
- Jones of Brockley
- Hamish Johnston
- The Butchery - Forest Hill
- The Pear Tree Kitchen
- The Deli Downstairs
- The Larder Deli - Ladywell
- Friends of Ham
- The Yellow House
- Burgess & Hall
- Another House
- The Wine Parlour Brixton
- Vintage 1824 Herne Hill
Get in Touch!
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Dockley Road, London.