Whether it’s a quick sandwich at your desk, a bacon roll in the morning or a leisurely afternoon tea - there is no doubt that the sandwich is a firm favourite in Britain.
With over 8.2 million sandwiches munched across the country each year, it is no surprise that there is a whole week dedicated to one of our favourite foods on the go.
To celebrate British Sandwich Week (20th – 26th May), here's our tasty pick of the best locally sourced sarnies.
Bavette Steak Sandwich, Wellington Farm Shop
The meat in this Bavette Steak Sandwich travels just one mile from field to fork making it unbeatable in terms of traceability and freshness. The beef is from grass-fed Hereford cows reared on water meadows on the Wellington Estate. The meat is butchered and hung on site for a minimum of 21 days. In this popular sandwich the beef is served with sautéed peppers and cheddar with chunky chips on the side.
Grilled Tunworth Sandwich, Cabinet Rooms in Winchester
Customers at Cabinet Rooms café-bar in Winchester cannot get enough of their oooozingly good Grilled Tunworth Sandwich.
Made using fresh Hoxton Sourdough bread, locally produced and award-winning Tunworth cheese, bacon and apple cider brandy chutney it is certainly a sarnie to savour.
Smoked Ham Hock Open Sandwich, Kimbridge Barn nr Romsey
The mouth-wateringly good Smoked Ham Hock Open Sandwich is made with lightly toasted Honesty Bakery Granary bread topped with Welsh rarebit flavoured with Flack Manor’s Double Drop Ale.
On top of this is Smoked Chalcroft Farm ham hock with Old Winchester Cheddar from Lyburn Cheese, spring onions, English mustard and cornichon pickles.
Bacon Sarnie, Uptons of Bassett nr Southampton
Queues on to the pavement have been known to form at weekends for a taste of the breakfasts served at this popular butcher’s shop and bistro.
Their bacon sarnie is a favourite amongst regulars and it’s easy to see why. The bacon is made using pork from the New Forest and dry cured and smoked onsite. This is then served between two slices of locally baked bread.
Posh Club, The Railway Inn, Botley
Try the bestselling local sandwich at The Railway Inn in Botley.
Their Posh Club features lemon and thyme marinated chicken from nearby Owtons at Chalcroft Farm, crispy bacon, smashed avocado and oak smoked cheddar.
Barkham Blue & Spicy Carrot Chutney, Bay Leaves Larder, Chandlers Ford
This buzzy coffee shop, deli and shop is proud to support plenty of local producers.
One of their bestselling sandwiches showcases award-winning Barkham Blue cheese made on the Hampshire Berkshire border. Spicy Carrot Chutney made by the Hampshire Jam and Chutney Company is generously spread on the locally baked bread.