A railway company’s plan to celebrate its new service into Lincoln has hit the buffers – by introducing to its menu Lincolnshire sausages.
The trouble is, LNER is buying them from butchers in Yorkshire.
A spokesman for Grantham pork butchers Watkin told the Daily Mail: “I don’t see how LNER can call a Yorkshire sausage ‘Lincolnshire’.
“I’m sure it will be tasty but LNER could just call it a Yorkshire sausage.”
An LNER spokesperson said it is proud to celebrate and showcase products and produce from along the East Coast route on board its trains.
They said: “Our Lincolnshire sausage was recently introduced to the Great British Breakfast menu alongside the introduction of the new additional Azuma services between Lincoln and London.
“Our Hero Chefs have proudly created a great tasting Lincolnshire sausage using an authentic Lincolnshire recipe with enhanced flavours thanks to the unique blend of sage and white pepper along with the free range meat from our suppliers.”
A application by the Lincolnshire Sausage Association to give Lincolnshire sausages protected status was turned down by the government in 2012.