Pilgrimage to Bristol’s Grillstock Festival

July 19, 2013 | News

So, we should have posted this ages ago but we forgot – oops – anyway, better late than never hey.

Train to BBQ Festival


Our second BBQ pilgrimage began on a train down south with a bottle of rum – start as we mean to go on!

Once we arrived, we got to try some outrageously good British BBQ – ribs, chicken, brisket, pulled pork, the lot! Plus Scott was a judge of the Lamb round in the BBQ comp so he got to taste the best of the best, picking up some pointers along the way.

Competition food is something else! I swear to god someone smoked a whole salmon and presented it on a tray of jelly ‘sea’!

As well as eating our way through some truly cracking food, we also managed to brush shoulders with some true legends in the BBQ world. Now we’re not ones to name drop but we spent most of the weekend chatting to Dr BBQ who, for those of you who don’t know, is essentially the king of the barbecue world! He’s on CBS, Food Network, The NFL Network and many more tv channels in the US and he’s won over 300 awards for his BBQ – this guy is a don! Needless to say we asked him as much as we could and we will be bringing that knowledge straight back home to Red’s.

Beers were flowing, food was incredible, met some legend, all in all a pretty top weekend. So we headed back to the homeland with a belly full of barbecue, a mind enriched with even more holy barbecue knowledge and a bit of a hangover!

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