About us

Who is Hugh Maguire?

Known throughout Ireland as a leading member of the craft butcher fraternity, Hugh Maguire has won numerous awards for his sausages, dry-cured rashers and black & white puddings over the years. Hugh has a love and passion for excellent food and greatly respects Ireland’s raw, basic ingredients. After building up a long and established career working in many high-class butcher shops in 1991, he opened his first Butcher Shop in Navan, Co. Meath, with the philosophy of providing the best locally sourced meat at value to his loyal customer base. In 2016, Hugh purchased a smokehouse in Navan, where he began smoking some of his own products and, drawing on his award-winning traditional black pudding, the smoked black pudding and The Smokin’ Butcher were born.

How It Started

Since 1991 the Smokin’ Butcher has travelled through Europe to learn more about the different products and production methods. From the French Boudin Noir to the Spanish Morcilla, picking up many tips and tricks along the way.

1991

After building up a long and established career working in many high-class butcher shops in 1991, he opened his first Butcher Shop in Navan, Co. Meath, wanting to provide the best locally sourced meat at value to his loyal customer base.

2005

By reinventing classics like the award-winning Smoked Black Pudding and his famous Smoked Dry Cured Collar of Bacon, the Smokin’ Butcher strives to create exceptional products.

2016

In 2016, his fascination and love for working with pork encouraged him to purchase his own smokehouse and production unit in Navan, Co. Meath and pass on all of his knowledge to the next generation, his son Hugh Junior.

Hugh's Awards

Most prized honours

Sausage & Puddings Award 2005 National Final Supreme Champion 2005. Polish Paprika Speciality Sausage
All Ireland Success in 2005 as “Supreme Champion Sausage Maker”
SupremeChampion Great Taste Awards for Smoked Black Pudding
European Supreme Breakfast Sausage Champion 2012
ACBI National Sausage and Pudding Competition. Runner Up for Black Pudding Innovation Speciality Sausage 2017/2018
Grand Prix d’Excellence concours du meilleure boudin blanc 2012 / 2013
Grand Prix d’Excellence concours de la meilleure saucisse creative 2015 (Grand Prize of Excellency for the best creative sausage)
3 Great Taste Stars for our Dry Cured, Sweet Cured & Smoked Collar Bacon
Grand Prix d’Excellence concours de la meilleure Saucisse Grillee 2014 and 2015
Great Golden Fork Award 2017 for smoked black pudding
Two Great Taste Stars for our Sweet Cured, Smoked Loin of Bacon on the Bone
Champion d’Irlande concours du Meilleur Boudin Blanc 2014 / 2015
One Great Taste Star for our Pesto and Red Onion Sausages
Great Golden Fork Award 2017 for smoked black pudding
Great Golden Fork Award 2017 for smoked black pudding
ACBI National Sausage and Pudding Competition. Runner Up for Black Pudding Innovation Speciality Sausage 2017/2018
Great Golden Fork Award 2017 for smoked black pudding
Great Golden Fork Award 2017 for smoked black pudding

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Traceability

We’re committed to creating exceptional Pork products by only using quality Irish Pork in our Smokin’ Butcher range. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure the best ingredients are used. For example, we source our Pork from Staunton’s fine foods in Co. Cork and Lislin Meats in Co. Cavan.

8 YEAR GUARANTEE

Our Promise Of Quality

PREMIUM BEEF

Only The Best Quality Beef

PREMIUM SERVICE

Serve As Quality As Our Meat

FAST DELIVERY

Right To Your Doorstep

Success To Date

It was on Hughs's family farm in Bellewstown Co.Meath, where his mother, Josephine Maguire, first introduced him to the basic but critical culinary skills and methods.

He still remembers himself, his father and his uncles butchering their own pig, breaking it down from nose to tail, curing the pork and eventually producing their own sausages, puddings and rashers. It was from this early exposure to the pig that Hugh developed a love for butchery, particularly pork's curing and smoking processes.

One of his fondest memories is working alongside his mother, Josie, in the back kitchen of their farmhouse. He remembers the sweet smells of the seasoning's being added to the fresh black pudding mix as he helped Josie stir the necessary ingredients in with the pork he previously helped break down with his Father, Liam.

How Can We Help You?

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+353 1 84 999 19

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