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The floods of early 2014 were the worst on record to hit Chertsey and surrounding areas since 1947. Homes and lives were ruined, but the community also rallied together and helped those in need. From neighbours helping their neighbours, to Thorpe Park taking in flood victims.

The Chertsey Sausage
In response, the Army deployed the 600m long flood defence along Bridge Road which became known as The Chertsey Sausage.

The Chertsey Sausage
Designed to flood one side of Chertsey to save another, The Chertsey Sausage was deployed and kept in place for weeks. This, along with local and national press, radio and BBC coverage ensured that The Chertsey Sausage name was sent far and wide. Whilst there helping prepare sandbags, we had the idea of turning the The Chertsey Sausage into a real sausage that could be sold on a large scale.

The Chertsey Sausage
The Chertsey Sausage® is now up and running and ready to sell to multiples and retailers, website sales and in place at events and concessions. The sausage itself is 8 inches long, similar to Bratwurst length. It contains no less than 75% pork from shoulder, belly and loin, plus a hint of honey to achieve a pleasant taste profile and reflect the Chertsey Meads. The serving suggestion is a gourmet grilled sausage, served with caramelised onions on a soft brioche bun. This topped with ketchup or mustard would complete a delicious and satisfying food choice.

Not forgetting the origins of The Chertsey Sausage, a portion of profits go to local flood relief charities including 4×4 Response and Chertsey Flood Helpline – of which some of whom were invited to meet the Prime Minister earlier this year to be thanked for their efforts during the floods.


The Chertsey Sausage