From a British made ghee to a delivery box of foraged herbs, the winners of the Great British Food Awards 2018 were some of the most exciting and innovative we've come across. This year saw us introduce several new categories and welcome a host of new celebrity judges, including Monica Galetti, Raymond Blanc and Mark Hix.

At GBF we're all about celebrating small artisan producers – in fact, we set up the awards five years ago precisely to give them the praise they rightly deserve. So for this year's awards we're absolutely delighted to see so many truly innovative small companies coming top. I'm proud to say that all of our winners represent the very best of modern British food.

After an unprecedented number of entries and four months of rigorous shortlisting, testing and tasting – the results are in! We are proud to reveal the winners of the Great British Food Awards 2018. The following products reflect the exciting developments in British artisan food. And we can guarantee that each one will blow your socks off...

British Product of The Year

Ocado - The Online Supermarket

New for 2018, the British Product of the Year is the best overall product out of the category winners – the grand champion, if you will. Chosen for its outstanding taste, provenance and all-round Britishness, the winner was judged by Rose Price, head buyer at Ocado. There was definitely some tough competition for the title, but for Rose, one in particular stood out:
"Judging the British Product of the Year at the Great British Food Awards was as difficult as it was delightful. The finalists presented a fantastic display of high-quality products which were consistent in their innovation and great taste. As a retailer, this was brilliant to see. On a personal level, blue cheese isn’t something for which I’d usually make a bee-line, but I couldn’t help going back for more of Cropwell Bishop’s Beauvale. I was impressed and enamoured with the creamy texture and subtle flavour of this evidently exceptional cheese. For me, it was the clear winner."

Trade Winners

CHEESE
Winner

Cropwell Bishop Creamery, Beauvale

Highly Commended:

La Latteria, Burrata Colston Bassett Dairy, Shropshire Blue

Judged by: Le Gavroche's, Michel Roux Jr.

SPIRITS
Winner

Seawolf Premium White Rum

Highly Commended:

Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liquer White Heron British Cassis

Judged by: Chef & restauranteur, Mark Hix, MBE

CIDER
Winner

Browns Medium Dry Cider

Highly Commended:

Sheppy's Vintage Reserve Cider Gospel Green Vintage

Judged by: Drinks expert, Olly Smith

WINE
Winner

The Gusbourne Estate, Blanc de Blancs 2013

Highly Commended:

Denbie Pinot Noir Lyme Bay Bacchus Block 2017

Judged by: Masterchef's, Monica Galetti

BEER
Winner

Padstow Brewing Company, Padstow Pilsner

Highly Commended:

Unity Brewing Company, Collision South Coast IPA Adnams, Ghost Ship Pale Ale

Judged by: Author & beer expert, Melissa Cole

GIN
Winner

Dyfi Distillery, Original Gin

Highly Commended:

Salcombe Distilling Co., Salcome Gun 'Start Point' Conker Spirit, Dorset Dry Gin

Judged by: Author & Masterchef's, John Torode

NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK
Winner

Square Root London Ltd, Square Root Rhubarb Soda

Highly Commended:

The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company, Lincolnshire Tea Adnams, Ghost Ship Alcohol Free

Judged by: Chef & food writer, Valentine Warner

FREE FROM
Winner

Love Brownies, Salted Caramel Brownies

Highly Commended:

Doves Farm Banana Oat Bars with Hemp La Maison des Sorbets, Strawberry & Fresh Basil Sorbet

Judged by: River Cottage's, Naomi Devlin

CONFECTIONERY
Winner

Demarquette Cobnut Praline Crunch

Highly Commended:

Kennard's Artisan Chocolates, Chilli & Cardamom Bar Fudge Kitchen, Afternoon Tea Selection

Judged by: Patissier & celebrity chef, Eric Lanlard

GLUTEN FREE
Winner

Flower & White Ltd, Lemon Muffin

Highly Commended:

Ugo Foods Group, Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin & Sage Raviolini Nairn's Gluten Free Rosemary & Sea Salt Flatbreads

Judged by: Patron of Coeliac UK, Caroline Quentin

CHARCUTERIE
Winner

Lane Farm Country Foods/Suffolk Salami Company, Suffolk Chorizo

Highly Commended:

Ludlow Food Centre, Gloucester Old Spot Smoked Coppa Deli Farm Charcuterie, Cornish Lomo

Judged by: Farmer & TV presenter, Jimmy Doherty

READY MADE
Winner

Fuud LTD, Beef Bourguignon

Highly Commended:

Field Fare, Salted Caramel Cheesecake Deli Lites, Moroccan Bespoke Bowl

Judged by: Food writer & columnist, Tim Hayward

FISH & SEAFOOD
Winner

Uig Lodge, Smoked Salmon, Hand Sliced Smoked Salmon Pack

Highly Commended:

Abel & Cole, Hand Dived Scallops The Weald Smokery, Hot Roast Smoked Salmon

Judged by: Food writer, Elly Curshen

SUBSCRIPTION BOX
Winner

Forager Ltd, Wild Box

Highly Commended:

Abel & Cole, Super Salad Recipe Box Slate, Cheese Club

Judged by: The Great British Food Team

STORE CUPBOARD
Winner

Happy Butter, Organic Ghee

Highly Commended:

Ross & Ross Food, Roast Dinner Dust Mrs Balbir Singh's, Tandoori BBQ Rub

Judged by: Food journalist, Shelia Dillon

SWEET PRESERVE
Winner

Radnor Preserves, Pink Gin Marmalade

Highly Commended:

Briscoe's Jellies, Sinful Cinnamon Jelly Hembridge Organics, Raspberry Jam

Judged by: Author & food writer, Rosie Birkett

SWEET BAKE
Winner

The Proof of The Pudding, Cherry & Almond Pudding with Ainwick Rum Liquer

Highly Commended:

Fab Fairies & Wicked Tarts, Indulgent Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Cake Deli Lites, Peanut Butter, Truffle Brownie

Judged by: Le Manoir's, Raymond Blanc & team

DAIRY
Winner

Callestick Farm, Rhubarb and Cornish Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream

Highly Commended:

The Collective, Kefir Mango 'n' Turmeric New Forest Ice Cream Dairy Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Judged by: Chef & Patron of Cumbria's L'Enclume, Simon Rogan

FRESH MEAT
Winner

Red Ruby Short Ribs

Highly Commended:

Alternative Meats Welsh Wagyu Sirloin Steak Rhug Organic Welsh Salt Marsh Lamb Shoulder Herb Fed Free-Range Bronze Turkey

Judged by: Michelin-starred restaurant owner and chef, Glynn Purnell

BUTCHER'S COUNTER
Winner

The Jolly Hog, Porky Black

Highly Commended:

Ramsay of Carluke Ltd, Black Pudding Croots Farm Shop, Croots Ecclesbourne Sausage

Judged by: Chef & Local Food Champion, Nathan Outlaw

HEALTHY BOOST
Winner

Tideford Organics, Spiced Sweet Potato Soup with Lentils + Quinoa

Highly Commended:

Carr Foods Ltd, Nourish Kefir BumbleZest, Revive & Restore Health Shot

Judged by: Author & food blogger, Madeline Shaw

SAVOURY SNACK
Winner

The Zingiberi Bakery, The Captain's Crackers - Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt

Highly Commended:

Peter's Yard, Spelt & Fig Sourdough Crispbread Made for Drink, Duck Fritons

Judged by: Chef & TV personality, Richard Corrigan

SAVOURY BAKE
Winner

Paul Rhodes Bakery, Seeded Porridge Sour

Highly Commended:

Roy Hunt Produce, Pork Pie MThe Unusual Pork Pie Company, Pork, Chicken, Ham & Appricot Cold Cutting Pie

Judged by: The Great British Food Team

SAVOURY PRESERVE
Winner

Genny Graham, Ginger, Lime & Pepper Jelly

Highly Commended:

Stokes, Chilli Jam Summer Harvest Oils, Garlic Mayonaise

Judged by: Chef, Rosemary Shrager

OILS
Winner

Wignalls Yallo Cold pressed Rapeseed Oil

Highly Commended:

Farrington's Mellow Yellow Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Mr Hugh's Chilli & Garlic Drizzle Oil

Judged by: Food journalist, Shelia Dillon

Reader Voted

BEST FOOD WRITER
Nigel Slater
Winner

Nigel Slater

Highly Commended:

Jay Rayner Giles Coren

Sponsored by: Debbie&Andrews

BEST DRINKS WRITER
David Broom
Winner

Dave Broom, spirits writer

Highly Commended:

Fiona Beckett, The Guardians Wine Critic Jan MacQuitty, wine writer at The Times

Sponsored by: Bath Ales & St Austell Brewery

BEST FOOD BLOG
Rosie Birkett
Winner

A Lot on Her Plate - alotonherplate.com

Highly Commended:

Cheese & Biscuits - cheesenbiscuits.blogspot.co.uk Eat Like a Girl - eatlikeagirl.com

Sponsored by: ETI Thompson

BEST INDEPENDENT ONLINE RETAILER
Winner

The Cheese Shed

Highly Commended:

The Cornish Fishmonger The Whiskey Exchange
BEST NEW BRITISH PRODUCT
Aber Falls
Winner

Aber Falls Gin

Highly Commended:

Spice Tailor Street Food Kits Higgidy Frittata
BEST COOKWARE BRAND
Winner

Lakeland

Highly Commended:

Kenwood Aga

Sponsored by: Abraxas Cookshop

BEST BRITISH TV PERSONALITY
James Martin
Winner

James Martin

Highly Commended:

Mary Berry The Hairy Bikers

Sponsored by: Dewlay

BEST MULTIPLE RETAILER
ALDI
Winner

Aldi

Highly Commended:

Waitrose Tesco

Sponsored by: Men's Health Kitchen

BEST BRITISH FOOD BRAND
Tyrrells
Winner

Tyrrells

Highly Commended:

Betty's Kelly's of Cornwall

Sponsored by: Mackays

BEST BRITISH COOKBOOK
JAMIE OLIVER 5 INGREDIENT
Winner

5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver

Highly Commended:

The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs Much More Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Sponsored by: Inverawe Smokehouse

BEST BRITISH RESTAURANT
Winner

The Hand and Flowers, Marlow - Tom Kerridge

Highly Commended:

The Black Swan at Oldstead - Tommy Banks Restaurant Nathan Outlaw - Nathan Outlaw

Sponsored by: Salcombe/Dartmouth Holidays

BEST COOKERY SCHOOL
Winner

River Cottage

Highly Commended:

Leiths School of Food and Wine Rick Steins Cookery School

Sponsored by: Foodie Flavours

The UK's Top Independent Retailers

SCOTLAND
Winner

The Scotish Deli, Perthshire

Highly Commended:

Earthy, Edinburgh Billingtons of Lenzie, Glasgow

Sponsored by: Dunnet Bay

NORTH OF ENGLAND
Winner

The Hollies Farm Shop, Cheshire

Highly Commended:

Hunters of Hemsley, North Yorkshire Keelham Farm Shop, Thornton and Skipton

Sponsored by: Hawkshead Relish

MIDLANDS
Winner

Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, Derbyshire

Highly Commended:

Ludlow Food Centre, Shropshire Chase Farm Shop, Sutton Coldfield

Sponsored by: Belton Cheese Ltd

NORTHERN IRELAND
Winner

Pheasant's Hill Farm, Downpatrick

Highly Commended:

Ballylagan Organic Farm, County Down Clogher Valley Meats, Clogher
WALES
Winner

Hooton's Homegrown, Anglesey and Caernarfon

Highly Commended:

Penylan Pantry, Cardiff Rhug Estate Farm Shop, Denbighshire

Sponsored by: Condessa Welsh Liquers

WEST OF ENGLAND
Winner

Padstow Farm Shop, Cornwall

Highly Commended:

Darts Farm Shop, Devon Farrington's Farm Shop, Bristol
EAST OF ENGLAND
Winner

The Gog Farm Shop, Cambridgeshire

Highly Commended:

Calcott Farm, Essex The Norfolk Deli, Norfolk
SOUTH ENGLAND AND LONDON
Winner

The Hungry Guest, Kent and West Sussex

Highly Commended:

Cheeses, Muswell Hill London Foxholes Farm Shop, Hertfordshire

Sponsored by: Lyme Bay Winery

2018 Shortlist

For the full list of products shortlisted in the Great British Food Awards 2018 click here.
Want to get involved next year? Entries open in spring 2019 so watch this space!