Food Shop of the Year: Great Food Club Awards 2020/21


Welbeck Farm Shop, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire


Gates Farm Shop, Cold Overton, Rutland
Croot’s Farm Shop, Duffield, Derbyshire
Maxey’s Farm Shop, Kirklington, Nottinghamshire

The winner is Welbeck Farm Shop on the Welbeck Estate near Worksop.

This sumptuously stocked shop would be a treat even if it didn’t showcase produce from the food and drink hub that is the Welbeck Estate. The fact it does – notably Stichelton cheese, beers from Welbeck Abbey Brewery, raw milk from the Welbeck Dairy, and bread from Welbeck Bakehouse – makes it extra special.

The butchery counter is outstanding, too, showcasing the best local pork, beef and lamb from the estate and from local farmers.

In an extremely competitive category – where all finalists provided strong reasons for winning – Welbeck Farm Shop, with its unique food credentials, takes this year’s GFC Champion Food Shop title.

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