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Retail Awards

Company Award Description Category Year
Combe Farm Shop South West Butcher's Shop "Coombe Farm butchery may be small, but they offer a wide range of products, in a very pleasant atmosphere. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Butcher's Shop 2023
Cox and Laflin Butchers South West Butcher's Shop “A lovely butcher’s shop with good choice and a personable and knowledgeable butcher.” - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Butcher's Shop 2023
Greendale Farm Shop South West Butcher's Shop "Greendale is a great asset locally and it is no surprise that they are so busy! The staff were friendly and engaging when talked to and there was a great variety of different meats to choose from." - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Retail - Butcher's Shop 2024
Hanham Common Butchers South West Butcher's Shop "To witness the connection with local shoppers was priceless. This is how local produce shopping should feel! All in all, a fantastic shop to have close by." - Taste of the West Judges 2024
Retail - Butcher's Shop 2024
The Butchery (SW) Limited South West Butcher's Shop "In the eyes of a customer visiting a butcher, a reasonable assumption to make is that the meat will be local, and upon visiting in-person and speaking to Roger and his family team directly I was reassured that it was indeed sourced from some fabulous suppliers across the South West. The selection of meat for sale was really impressive. I wish them all the luck and success they deserve as they typify what’s so fantastic about visiting a small owner-run business selling fabulous local produce!"
Retail - Butcher's Shop 2023
Tim Potter, Son & Daughter Ltd South West Butcher's Shop "Tim Potter’s is a traditional style butcher’s shop with knowledgeable, friendly staff and a good range of meats
and poultry, plus a well-stocked deli counter and other grocery produce." - Taste of the West Judges 2024
Retail - Butcher's Shop 2024
Tim Potter, Son & Daughter Ltd South West Butcher's Shop "Outstanding!

I can’t really say much more. I have already gone out of my way to recommend Potter’s to other in the world of food. I was seriously impressed. You need to trust your butcher, but you also need to have the quality of the product coming through on the plate and they excelled in both areas - nothing let them down.
A true Gold and worthy of being part of the Taste of the West family."
Retail - Butcher's Shop 2023
AUNE VALLEY MEAT South West Farm Shop Loddiswell Farm Shop

"Aune Valley Meat at Loddiswell is a little gem of a place and those that work there are obviously proud of what they
produce but also the extensive commitment to local sourcing." - Taste of the West Judges 2024
Retail - Farm Shops 2024
Aune Valley Meat: Loddiswell Farm Shop South West Farm Shop "Aune Valley Meat at Loddiswell is a little gem of a place and those that work there are obviously proud of what they
produce but also the extensive commitment to local sourcing." - Taste of the West Judges 2024
Retail - Farm Shops 2024
Aune Valley Meat: Modbury Farm Shop South West Farm Shop "The shop and service were lovely, the gentlemen, David and Adrian, were both happy to talk and advise - both are long serving butchers, with Adrian being here for over 20 years! We wish that there were more shops out there just like this one." - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Retail - Farm Shops 2024
Boscastle Farm Shop South West Farm Shop We were impressed with the range, quality and variety of locally sourced products that is offered at Boscastle Farm Shop and their staff and housekeeping is spot on. Well done! We will return!
Taste of the West Judges

Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Combe Farm Shop South West Farm Shop "This is such a wonderful farm shop everyone we met was extremely friendly and welcoming, their products looked fresh and of great quality displayed very temptingly." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Eversfield Organic Totnes: Farm Shop, Café and Farm Kitchen Restaurant South West Farm Shop "This is a lovely shop with a wide selection of high-quality organic products – it’s easy to come away with a long list of goodies. Their focus is on organic food, and their meat is local and traceable back to the individual farm." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Eversfield Organic’s Tavistock Farm Shop South West Farm Shop "A great flagship shop for what the South West has to offer. Not only selling produce from their own farms but showcasing locally sourced organic produce from other great suppliers as well. The shop was well presented and inviting, with an interesting and good variety of produce. An Organic Foodies delight!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Otterton Mill Ltd South West Farm Shop "If we wanted to go somewhere that we could treat ourselves, we would visit Otterton Mill farm shop.
They have a wide range of high quality, West country products, everything was presented well, and the staff are very welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful.
It is a little expensive, compared to more mainstream shops, but you do feel as if you’re treating yourself to a special shopping experience."
Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Otterton Mill Ltd South West Farm Shop “We loved our visit to Otterton mill Shop, from the beautifully displayed fruit to the enticing small of warm bread, fantastic local produce and great staff, this is now a firm favourite destination to go to for our local produce and bread." - Taste of the West Judges Retail - Farm Shops 2024
Powderham Farm Shop South West Farm Shop “Powderham Farm Shop is a jam packed (excuse the pun) medium sized farm shop, with a fantastic array of South West produce on offer plus beautiful venison from the Powderham estate just feet away from the butcher counter.” - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Retail - Farm Shops 2024
Rumwell Farm Shop & Cafe South West Farm Shop "This is an excellent farm shop that continues to grow. It has a superb cafe and a takeout service. Its bread and bakery products are outstanding; people travel miles for their doughnuts, worth driving to and a real asset to Taunton, Somerset and the South West. A full-on food experience." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Rumwell Farm Shop & Cafe South West Farm Shop "This is an excellent farm shop that continues to grow. It has a superb cafe and a takeout service. Its bread and bakery products are outstanding; people travel miles for their doughnuts, worth driving to and a real asset to Taunton, Somerset and the South West. A full-on food experience." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Tre, Pol & Pen South West Farm Shop "Tre Pol Pen is an excellent farm shop and ticks all the boxes - wonderfully local focused, great produce and friendly and helpful staff. It was terrific!" - Taste of the West Judges Retail - Farm Shops 2024
Tre, Pol & Pen South West Farm Shop “A Jewel in South Eastern Cornwall's countryside, a cornucopia of the finest produce from the West country.” - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Tre, Pol & Pen South West Farm Shop “A Jewel in South Eastern Cornwall's countryside, a cornucopia of the finest produce from the West country.” - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Trent's Food & Beverage Hall South West Farm Shop "Trent’s Food & Beverage Hall is a good advocate for the Taste of the West principles and thoroughly deserves a Gold Award." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Trent's Food & Beverage Hall South West Farm Shop "Trent’s Food & Beverage Hall is a good advocate for the Taste of the West principles and thoroughly deserves a Gold Award." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
Washingpool Farm Shop South West Farm Shop "There was a pleasant atmosphere and ambience and all the products we purchased were fresh and delicious, we will certainly be buying from Washingpool again." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Farm Shops 2023
A Little Deli South West Specialist Retailer/Deli "What a wonderful find! A small but beautifully presented deli, with a carefully curated range of delicious award-winning West Country products that really does showcase the best in our area. Incredibly helpful owners, who are clearly very passionate and committed to supporting local producers and providing their customers with a range of fabulous products. We enjoyed our visit very much and will
definitely be back!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023
Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Ashburton Delicatessen South West Specialist Retailer/Deli "They have cultivated a well-curated selection of artisanal products to satisfy every foodie’s needs. In both offerings and aesthetics, The Ashburton Delicatessen demonstrates a commitment to excellence. One is immediately struck by the alluring aroma, artful displays and friendly service. However, it is their passion for showcasing specialty foods in a carefully cultivated setting that makes a lasting impression." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Ashburton Delicatessen South West Specialist Retailer "They have cultivated a well-curated selection of artisanal products to satisfy every foodie’s needs. In both offerings and aesthetics, The Ashburton Delicatessen demonstrates a commitment to excellence. One is immediately struck by the alluring aroma, artful displays and friendly service. However, it is their passion for showcasing specialty foods in a carefully cultivated setting that makes a lasting impression." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Boutique Gin Shack South West Specialist Retailer/Deli "If you are a Gin lover or want to buy a unique Gin for a friend, I would thoroughly recommend the Boutique Gin Shack where the owners hand pick every bottle from the finest small-batch Gin Distillers across the South-West, 98% of which are not found in Supermarkets. It is a tasting paradise for discerning Gin lovers." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Devon and Cornwall Fish Co Ltd South West Specialist Retailer/Delicatessen "Love that you can buy fresh, locally caught fish straight from the docks. A real hidden gem.
Wonderful, helpful, very knowledgeable staff who clearly are very passionate about what they do." - Taste of the West Judges 2023
Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Devon and Cornwall Fish Co Ltd South West Specialist Retailer/Delicatessen "Love that you can buy fresh, locally caught fish straight from the docks. A real hidden gem.
Wonderful, helpful, very knowledgeable staff who clearly are very passionate about what they do." - Taste of the West Judges 2023
Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Forest Deli South West Specialist Retailer/Deli "Forest Deli is a real gem at the heart of this Gloucestershire town and is doing a fantastic job of introducing these exceptional South West food and drink products and producers to both local customers and visitors to the region. Its enthusiasm for the industry is shown by the extensive range of exciting products on sale and through its regular tasting events." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Greendale Farm Shop South West Specialist Retailer "Greendale Fishmongers has a fantastic array of freshly caught fish and seafood on offer, with helpful and
experienced staff making this a great shopping experience for the fish buying novice or enthusiast.

I’m confident this is one of the best fish counters in Devon and is worth a dedicated visit alone...
the remainder of Greendale Farm Shop to explore is an added bonus."
Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Hollychocs South West Specialist Retailer/Deli "Hollychocs are a luxury high quality product made with locally sourced ingredients where available. The café/shop is a delight, and it is a joy to see this based in the West Country." - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2024
Shaldon Bakery South West Specialist Retailer/Deli "The bakery has a wide range of products which change with the time of year; the display is beautiful and
makes you want to buy one of everything! The staff are warm, welcoming, and helpful." - Taste of the West Judges 2023
Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
Shaldon Bakery South West Specialist Retailer/Deli "We really enjoyed visiting this bakery, the quality and range of products on offer is excellent. Friendly, welcoming staff. The beautiful display of items on sale tempts you through the door and what you bring home doesn’t fail to disappoint you either. We will recommend to others and be back ourselves!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
The Cornish Hen Delicatessen South West Specialist Retailer/Deli “What a lovely little deli, a real credit to Penzance full to the brim with lovely, delicious items and those special ingredients you can’t find anywhere else. The bright and colourful exterior with its quirky round frontage hints at the exciting and unique items to be found within. It invites you in to find it’s treasures and you won’t be disappointed. A real gem!” - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
The Cornish Hen Delicatessen South West Specialist Retailer/Deli “What a lovely little deli, a real credit to Penzance full to the brim with lovely, delicious items and those special ingredients you can’t find anywhere else. The bright and colourful exterior with its quirky round frontage hints at the exciting and unique items to be found within. It invites you in to find it’s treasures and you won’t be disappointed. A real gem!” - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
The Good Life South West Specialist Retailer The Good Life in a hidden gem in Polperro with an excellent selection of local produce, and an owner who is a passionate supporter of all the wonderful produce on our doorstep, it is well worth a visit and fill up a basket of goodies
Taste of the West Judges
Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
The Gourmet Brownie Kitchen South West Specialist Retailer/Deli “The Gourmet Brownie Kitchen is a little shop of joy where the owner is passionate about the product, and it shows.” - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Specialist Retailers / Delicatessens 2023
A Warm Welcome South West Online Retailer "A fantastic idea for a business which is passionate about supporting local food and drink and offering an innovative solution to the holiday let market in Cornwall." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Online Retailers 2023
Bar Buoy Limited South West Online Retailer Our judge described Bar Buoys website as "A very easy and pleasant website to use, it really gives you a feel of summer cocktails and felt like a luxury treat to order. There was plenty of useful information about the cocktails and liked the info on ways to serve and add
elements to the cocktails to taste."
Retail - Online Retailers 2023
Bays Brewery South West Online Retailer "This is a very good website and good quality products, a great customer experience, and I would highly recommend buying from Bays Online shop." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Online Retailers 2023
Classic Cornish Hampers Ltd South West Online Retailer "Classic Cornish Hampers have provided an excellent service, using excellent fresh tasting products, I would not hesitate to use their service when looking for a gift to send out of county." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Online Retailers 2023
Devon Farm Kitchen South West Online Retailer "We love the ethos of Devon Farm Kitchen, where every penny of profit goes to supporting Rowcroft Hospice. So, we are helping to support our local community, whilst we are enjoying delicious handmade food!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Online Retailers 2023
Devon Farm Kitchen South West Online Retailer "We love the ethos of Devon Farm Kitchen, where every penny of profit goes to supporting Rowcroft Hospice. So, we are helping to support our local community, whilst we are enjoying delicious handmade food!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Online Retailers 2023
Fish for Thought South West online retailer Fish for Thought is an excellent website, offering a fantastic and broad range of products and first-rate customer service. We will be visiting them again! - Taste of the West Judges Retail - Online Retailers 2023
GingerBeard's Preserves On-Line Retailer “GingerBeard’s provides a contemporary online retail experience with a wonderful selection of traditional and novel products, with fresh branding, an interesting narrative and evidence of successful collaborations with other South West producers. This is an online retail site that I would like to visit again.”
Taste of the West Judges
Retail - Online Retailers 2023
Single Variety Co South West Online Retailer "Single Variety Co. has an impressive and stylish website that makes it all too easy to buy these products. Beautifully displayed, clear and easy to navigate, shopping at Single Variety is straight forward and user friendly. A pleasure to buy from." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Retail - Online Retailers 2023
The Cornish Company South West Online Retailer "I was really impressed with the Cornish hamper that we received. Well-presented and personable bringing the taste of Cornwall to our home." - Taste of the West Judges Retail - Online Retailers 2023