The Great Food Club Awards 2018/19 Shortlist

Your votes have been counted. The shortlist is below.

A quick word on format: the shortlist was created after counting votes cast on this website during summer 2018. Votes were cast mainly by Great Food Club members, naming the one independent food/drink business that has brought them most joy over the past 12 months. Over 1,300 votes were cast. The top three vote winners in each category made the shortlist – four where there was a tie between third and fourth. Multiple votes from single IP addresses were discarded.

Our judges will now visit and speak to each shortlisted business and judge them in a variety of areas. We will score each business out of either 5, 10 or 20 in each area, and the business with the highest final score will win. The new Special Community Award category focuses on the positive impact the business has made within its community rather than food and drink quality per se.

Redhill Farm
Nene View Dairy
Fosse Meadows Farm

Drink Producer
British Cassis
Rothley Wine
Wharf Distillery

Deli / Liquid Deli
Christopher James Deli
Duncan Murray Wines
Bulwick Village Shop

Pub / Casual Dining 
The Wheatsheaf at Greetham
The Olive Branch

Restaurant / Fine Dining
The Hammer & Pincers
Hart’s Restaurant
John’s House

Café / Tearoom 
Gelato Village
Petite Chouette 

Farm Shop 
Farndon Fields Farm Shop
Gonalston Farm Shop
Harker’s Farm Shop

The Bakehouse
The Garage Bakehouse
Hambleton Bakery
Rutland Cake Co

Special Community Award 
The Platform Kiosk, Toton Tram Stop
The Good Loaf
Lodge Trust Cafe & Shop

Winners will be announced on November 1. They will also be listed in the forthcoming Great Food Club Handbook 2019.

Thanks to all of you who voted.

View the results of the 2017/18 Great Food Club Awards here.