The Great British Frankfurter



Whether you have a wagon, trailer, catering business, café or fine fast food eatery, we have the dog for you. The Great British Frankfurter offers all the authenticity of any of it’s European cousins with the added value of high meat content, excellent ingredients, provenance, traceability and the guarantee of no artificial additives or processing aids in the mix! Our dogs are not commercially made. They are produced in relatively smaller batches. They are made from natural ingredients, wood-smoked and have all the qualities of an authentic frankfurter.

Our meat is bred to a high welfare standard, reared outdoors on farms in Gloucestershire, the Wye Valley, Welsh borders and Wiltshire. Most animals are completely free range and all have access to the outdoors for the majority of their lives. We also use animals that are organically reared, not fed growth enhancers and have had a good natural life (often min 10 months for pigs).

We use natural herbs and spices, not extracts,  no E numbers, artificial colours, additives or phosphates. The sausages are made without soya protein or binders. They have an extremely fine and light texture with an excellent ‘snap’ to the casing. We smoke using fruit woods, unlike products sprayed with liquid smoke. We have standard sizes for all sausages but note that some of our range uses natural casings so length and width will inevitably vary a little. We offer a collagen alternative if portion control or price point is more critical. The franks are made by people who are trained and experienced charcutiers who care about what they make.


Great British Frank – Our most popular Frankfurter. A lightly seasoned, fine textured sausage made with all pork. Like a classic Viennese sausage it is smoked . We use apple wood giving a subtle smoky colour and delicate flavour. This classic frank goes into a bun with onions, sauerkraut and mustard.

Great British Brat- A coarser textured sausage, smoked over beech and apple wood, with a little bit of caraway in the mix. A lovely bite and snap from a natural hog casing. This one can be a superb breakfast dog, served with scrambled egg, a little truffle oil, some roasted tomatoes in a potato bun.

The Herb Dog – This is our unsmoked dog modelled on a Thuringer sausage, flavoured with sage and thyme, a little pepper, ginger and mace, delivering a lovely aroma and deep savoury flavour. Whilst terrific in a bun, it offers a great pairing with mash, choucroute, or ham and eggs. Made in a natural hog casing.

To enjoy these sausages at their best, simply steam for 6-8 minutes and then brown in a frying pan with a knob of butter.


We offer two casing types. Natural hog and Bovine Collagen. Both give a very good snap and bite. The’Classic Frank‘ is made with a collagen casing. The length all sausages are approximately 7-8 inches. The Great British Frank is 25mm diameter and the Great British Brat is 30mm diameter. Collagen casings have a natural curve, are more regular in size and appearance than the natural hog casing that exemplifies a more artisan product.


The Great British Frankfurter was conceived by  Native Breeds Charcuterie in Gloucestershire in 2011. Since then the UK has gone hot dog crazy. Native Breeds are one of the UK’s most pioneering charcuterie producers and leading Frankfurter makers supplying some of the UK’s most prestigious hot dog restaurants.

In Britain, a ‘hot dog’ can mean any sausage put in a bread bun and served with onions.  However a Frankfurter, originating from Germany, is a hot dog with a very specific texture and flavour profile. An American hot dog is a version of the iconic German Frankfurter.

To celebrate this truly outstanding sausage tradition, we have developed a high quality range Great British frankfurter style sausage using locally sourced meat. The method we use to make our frankfurters is adapted from those found in small butcheries across northern Europe. Native Breeds take pride in maintaining a very high standard of craftsmanship in our product. Our franks are award-winning and highly regarded by our customers.

Further Information and Guidance

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