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The Best of British Food & Drink – Voted for By You!

GREAT BRITISH FOOD AWARDS 2017: THE READER VOTED CATEGORIES

This year over 11,000 Great British Food readers voted for their foodie favourites – here are the results!

BEST BRITISH TV PERSONALITY sponsored by Vzug
Winner: Mary Berry
You named the doyenne of British baking as your top TV personality for the second year in a row!


Highly Commended:
James Martin, The Hairy Bikers

BEST MULTIPLE RETAILER sponsored by Applewood
Winner: Waitrose
Your favourite shop sells an incredible selection of artisan and everyday ingredients in plush surroundings


Highly Commended:
Aldi, M&S

BRITISH FOOD BRAND
Winner: Tyrrells
Renowned for creating fantastic crisps in innovative flavours, Tyrrells are a truly iconic brand


Highly Commended:
Bettys, Maldon Sea Salt

BEST COOKERY SCHOOL sponsored by Robert Welch
Winner: River Cottage
Eclectic and exciting courses taught by experts in beautiful surroundings? Sign us up!


Highly Commended:
Leiths School of Food and Wine,
Rick Stein’s Cookery School

BEST COOKWARE BRAND
Winner: Lakeland
Whether you need beautiful tableware, practical kitchen essentials or fun gadgets, Lakeland has it all!


Highly Commended:
Kenwood, Aga

BEST FOOD WRITER sponsored by Thermapen
Winner: Nigel Slater
Few writers can describe the sensual pleasures of eating quite like Nigel Slater in his much-loved column for The Observer


Highly Commended:
Jay Rayner, Giles Coren

BEST DRINKS WRITER sponsored by Badger Beer
Winner: Olly Smith, wine columnist and drinks expert
With his uniquely enthusiastic and jolly style, Olly makes wine accessible to all


Highly Commended:
Olivier Ward, gin expert,
Fiona Beckett, The Guardian’s wine critic

BEST INDEPENDENT ONLINE RETAILER sponsored by Mackays
Winner: The Cheese Shed
An emporium of artisan cheese from the West Country, lovingly curated by Ian Wellens and his team in rural Devon


Highly Commended:
The Cornish Fishmonger,
The Whisky Exchange

BEST NEW BRITISH PRODUCT sponsored by Kelly’s Of Cornwall
Winner: The Yorkshire Meatball Co
Set up in Harrogate by a father and son team, the company use flavour-packed high-welfare meat to create meatballs that will blow you away


Highly Commended:
Booja-Booja Dairy Free Ice Cream,
Manchester Gin

BEST FOOD BLOG sponsored by Debbie & Andrew’s
Winner: Eat Like a Girl – eatlikeagirl.com
Niamh Shields’ award-winning blog is packed with gorgeous recipes and great foodie travel guides


Highly Commended:
My Fussy Eater – myfussyeater.com
Lavender and Lovage – lavenderandlovage.com

BEST BRITISH COOKBOOK sponsored by Inverawe Smokehouse
Winner: Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver
Despite having published so many books, Jamie always manages to surprise and delight us – and last year’s Super Food Family Classics was no exception!


Highly Commended:
Long Weekends by Rick Stein,
Fresh India by Meera Sodha

BEST BRITISH RESTAURANT sponsored by Rock Rose Gin
Winner: The Hand & Flowers, Marlow – Tom Kerridge
Tom Kerridge’s renowned Michelinstarred restaurant has elevated the reputation of pub grub to epic proportions


Highly Commended:
The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds – Michael O’Hare
Dinner, London – Heston Blumenthal

BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILERS

NORTH OF ENGLAND
Winner: Keelham Farm Shop, Thornton and Skipton
Both branches of this inspiring farm shop are renowned for their fantastic selection of Yorkshire specialities, including produce from 400 farmers and suppliers.
Highly Commended:
The Hollies Farm Shop, Cheshire
Fodder, North Yorkshire

SOUTH OF ENGLAND & LONDON
Winner: Foxholes Farm Shop, Hertfordshire
This stunning farm shop is particularly known for its delicious Saddleback pork, homemade cakes and seasonal fruit and veg sourced from a local farmers’ co-operative.
Highly Commended:
Cheeses, Muswell Hill, London
The Hungry Guest, Kent and West Sussex

MIDLANDS sponsored by Kadai Firebowls
Winner: Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, Derbyshire
With more than half of all products sold either produced or prepared on the Chatsworth Estate, this pretty farm shop has great local credentials.
Highly Commended:
Ludlow Food Centre, Shropshire
Becketts Farm Shop, Birmingham

EAST OF ENGLAND sponsored by Cley Smokehouse
Winner: The Norfolk Deli, Norfolk
This fantastic deli is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of delicious food, selling local Norfolk specialities,
awesome homemade sandwiches and hard-to-find artisan products.
Highly Commended:
Suffolk Food Hall, Suffolk
Gog Magog, Cambridgeshire

WEST OF ENGLAND
Winner: Padstow Farm Shop, Cornwall
Visitors and locals alike flock to this idyllic store, which incorporates a butchery, deli and dairy, and even makes its own Cornish pasta on site.
Highly Commended:
Darts Farm Shop, Devon
Washingpool Farm Shop, Dorset

SCOTLAND sponsored by Scotland Food & Drink
Winner: The Scottish Deli, Perthshire
Having two shops in Highland Perthshire means the team have access to an amazing natural larder, from smoked salmon, honey and venison to craft beers, fresh berries and wild mushrooms.
Highly Commended:
Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh
Ardoss Farm Shop, Fife

WALES sponsored by Village Dairy
Winner: Penylan Pantry, Cardiff
This popular shop stocks the largest selection of British cheeses in Cardiff, alongside homemade Scotch eggs, beautiful cakes and everyday groceries.
Highly Commended:
Rhug Estate Farm Shop, Denbighshire
Llwynhelyg Farm Shop, Ceredigion

NORTHERN IRELAND
Winner: Pheasants’ Hill Farm, Downpatrick
This stunning rural shop farms the largest herd of Tamworth pigs in Ireland, as well as freerange
chickens, geese and grass-fed Dexter and Irish Moiled cows.
Highly Commended:
Ballylagan Organic Farm,
County Down

For the results of our producer categories click here