Great Taste Awards Shop of the Year Winner 2016

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Great Taste Shop of the Year Award

Celebrating the very best in food and drink, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, has reached its grand finale for 2016. We are delighted to announce that we have been presented with The Great Taste Shop of the Year award. This award, which recognises excellence in food retailing, was voted for by the readers of delicious. magazine, who nominated their favourite independent food shops across the UK. From the nationwide nominations, a short list of 10 shops was then selected, to be visited by the Guild of Fine Food’s panel of retail experts.


Described by the judges as a “family-run enterprise full of Yorkshire charm”, we were commended for our high standards and brimming shelves, which fly the flag for Yorkshire, and our friendly and helpful staff. “With well-appointed signage instore, customer loyalty schemes and a truly inviting environment, Blacker Hall Farm Shop is a rare place, which makes customers feel inspired to buy”, explained judge, Edward Berry from The Flying Fork.


The award was presented by Simon Burdess, vice president of food and beverages at the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), at the Great Taste Golden Forks Dinner held on Monday 5 September at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, where over 300 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of rigorous judging. Our Business Development Manager, Ruth Clark and Retail Manager, Ruth Elliott, were both there to accept the award. You can watch a video of them receiving the award here….


On receiving the award Blacker Hall’s Managing Director Edward Garthwaite said “We are delighted that the hard work and dedication of our our team has been recognised with this award.  It takes a diverse range of expertise to do what do and often it’s very challenging and so it’s fantastic for everyone here.  We are extremely fortunate to have an abundance of fantastic Yorkshire produce to work with so credit must go to the growers, farmers & producers who are so passionate about what they do.”


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We are also proud to have received individual awards for three of our freshly prepared products – Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chicken Crown Roast and Mini Three Bird Roast. Find out more here…