Last Thursday we were delighted to be awarded Kent Local Food Retailer of the year at the Taste of Kent Awards. After coming runner up in 2018, it was wonderful to win the category this year. Once again we were up against stiff competition, especially last year’s winners, Austen’s of Rochester. Apparently our vast array of local products and the excellent customer service from our staff and volunteers swung it in our favour.

The awards are always a great evening to mix with other Kent businesses and to mingle with our own local suppliers. We were especially happy to see some of our suppliers win too – Duddas Tun Cider, Kentish Pip and Kentish Oils.

In the National Rural Business Awards we were in the final six which was a great achievement in itself. We lost out to Cletwr, a similar enterprise as us, based in Wales.

Well done to everyone who has contributed to our success.