Sheffield Hendo’s staff ‘amazed’ as Royal party given bottle of relish

Hendersons Relish factory. Bottles come in all sorts of shapes and sizes
Hendersons Relish factory. Bottles come in all sorts of shapes and sizes

They might have to add ‘made by Royal appointment’ to bottles of Sheffield’s spicy sauce after the relish was taken back to Buckingham Palace.

Staff at the headquarters of Henderson’s Relish were ‘amazed’ to hear that a bottle had been presented to the Royal party yesterday.

The Queen and Duke and Edinburgh were presented with a bottle after a civic lunch at Sheffield Town Hall, a council spokesman confirmed to The Star.

Liz Castleton, office manager at Henderson’s, said: “That’s amazing, isn’t it?

“You can’t get much better than that.

“There’s only one higher customer, God, and he probably knows about it already!

“It just shows you how well thought of Henderson’s is in Sheffield.”

Staff were not asked to create a commemmorative bottle for the occasion, but it is thought the Royal party may have been given one made to mark Sheffield Cathedral’s centenary.

Lunch served to Her Majesty and guests included new potato, spring onion and Montgomery cheddar quiche with salad, followed by chicken and leek pot pie with spring vegetables.

There was optional gravy for the main course, but it did not include Henderson’s.

Dessert was the British favourite Queen of Puddings, or custard, cake and jam topped with meringue, followed by coffee and mints.

It is understood that several menus were presented to The Queen for a favourite to be selected.

Chef Mark Cummins prepared the meal on behalf of Kier, where he is facilities manager.

Kier provides catering for the town hall.