Winners of Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2019 revealed

Winners of Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2019 revealed

Following a months-long process where 20 leading experts judged the entries, first online, then together in November to product a shortlist and culminating in secret visits to nominees in January and February, the winners of the 2019 Farm Shop & Deli Awards have been revealed.

The accolades celebrate the best specialist independent retailers, with judges looking for the most impressive levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.

Nigel Barden, chairman of the judges and food and drink journalist and broadcaster, said: "More work than ever goes into the Farm Shop & Deli Awards, including an increased number of visits and more hours spent on the road for our judges. This gives the Awards even more kudos and esteem, as does the experience of our 20 judges who represent all aspects of the food and drink sector. Some of them are previous Retailers of the Year and appreciate how much benefit is gained by winning an award and the amount of work and expertise required to triumph. Winners and finalists get marvellous consumer and trade coverage, including a social media reach of 120,000 and a live announcement of the winners, and those shortlisted, at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC. The show and Awards are organised by William Reed, who have over 150 years of experience to call upon."

The full list of category winners is as follows:

Baker of the Year
Winner: Lovingly Artisan (Kendal)
Commended: Bondgate Bakery (Otley)
Hobbs House Bakery (Tetbury)
Mayfield Farm Bakery (Harlow)

Butcher of the Year
Winner: Elderslie Butchers (Elderslie)
Commended: Aubrey Allen (Leamington Spa)
Battlefield1403 Butcher (Shrewsbury)
Hugh Black & Sons Butchers Ltd (Bathgate)
Surrey Hills Butchers (Oxshott)

Cheesemonger of the Year
Winner: Cheese Etc, The Pangbourne Cheese Shop (Reading)
Commended: The Cheese Lady (Haddington)
The Cheese Shop (Chester)
The Little Cheesemonger (Rhuddlan)

Delicatessen of the Year
Winner: Broad Bean Delicatessen (Ludlow)
Commended: Bayley & Sage (Battersea)
Forest Deli Ltd (Coleford)
Giddy Grocer (London)
Ginger Whale Delicatessen (Cleckheaton)
Guzzl (London)
MacFarlane's Delicatessen (London)
The Bees Country Kitchen (Chorley)
The Olive Tree Deli (Mold)
Thomas of Helmsley (Helmsley)

Farm Shop – Large Retailer of the Year
Winner: Cannon Hall Farm Shop (Barnsley)
Commended: Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop (Bakewell)
Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen (Hungerford)
Newlyns Farm Shop (Hook)

Farm Shop – Small Retailer of the Year
Winner: Battlefield 1403 (Shrewsbury)
Commended: Eggs To Apples Farm Shop (Etchingham)
Minskip Farm Shop (Boroughbridge)
Parc Y Bocs, Burns Farm Shop (Kidwelly)
Tori and Bens Farm (Kings Newton)
Waterperry Farm Shop (Oxford)
Welbeck Farm Shop (Worksop)

Fishmonger of the Year
Winner: Fyne Fish (Cockermouth) Ltd (Cockermouth)

Foodhall of the Year
Winner: Bakers & Larners of Holt (Holt)
Commended: Cunninghams Butchers & Food Hall (Newry)
Delifonseca Dockside (Liverpool)
Shrewsbury Market Hall (Shrewsbury)
Webbs Garden Centre (Droitwich)
Weetons Food Hall (Harrogate)

Greengrocer of the Year
Winner: Andreas of Chelsea Green (London)

Newcomer of the Year
Winner: Minskip Farm Shop (Boroughbridge)
Commended: Bayley & Sage (Battersea)
Broad Bean Delicatessen (Ludlow)
Forest Deli Ltd (Coleford)
Giddy Grocer (London)
Guzzl (London)
The Cheese Lady (Haddington)
The Little Cheesemonger (Rhuddlan)
Waterperry Farm Shop (Oxford)

Online Business of the Year
Winner: World products ltd t/a indianmart (Markfield)
Commended: Farmers Choice Free Range Ltd (Fareham)
Farmison & Co (Ripon)
Milk and More (Aldershot)

Village Store / Local Shop of the Year
Winner: Campbell's of Leyburn (Leyburn)
Commended: FINK (York)
Good Food (Catford)
Helperby Stores Deli & Café (York)

Regional winners were:
East Anglia: Bakers & Larners of Holt (Holt)
Midlands: Battlefield 1403 (Shrewsbury)
North East: Cannon Hall Farm Shop (Barnsley)
North West: Lovingly Artisan (Kendal)
Northern Ireland: Cunninghams Butchers & Food Hall (Newry)
Scotland: Elderslie Butchers (Elderslie)
South East: Cheese Etc, The Pangbourne Cheese Shop (Reading)
South West: Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen (Hungerford)
Wales:  The Olive Tree Deli (Mold)

Posted: 10 April 2019

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