Drewton’s Farm Shop shortlisted for top national tourism award by Visit England

Published: 25/03/2013

Drewton's Farm Shop's winning ways continue; the popular shopping and dining venue has been shortlisted for a top national award by tourism body Visit England.

The farm shop near South Cave will be flying the flag for Yorkshire in the 'Taste of England' category at the finals of the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2013. This means that the thriving business has definitely won either Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended, but the final outcome won't be known until the award ceremony takes place on Monday 20 May at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Katie Taylor, who owns and runs Drewton's Farm Shop, has enjoyed a hugely successful few months, winning the 'Taste of Yorkshire' award at Welcome To Yorkshire's 2012 White Rose Awards and being named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' in the Hull and East Riding Mail's 2012 Business Awards. More recently, the farm shop's homemade sausage rolls, pork pies and Breakfast Mushrooms (stuffed with Yorkshire sausage meat and wrapped in bacon) all won Gold at the BPEX Food Service 'Pork Product of the Year' awards. The sausage roll is also shortlisted in the 'Best Ready Meal' category and Katie has been invited to attend an Awards Lunch at Butcher's Hall in London on 12 April, when the overall winners – the markers of the very best pork products in the country - will be announced.

She said: "Drewton's Farm Shop only celebrated its second Birthday in October, so it's still a relatively new business. I won't deny that it was hard work to get the business up and running, especially in such difficult economic conditions, but we've come so far since the early days and I have a fantastic, hard working team behind me. During the latter part of 2012 and early part of 2013, we've had so much to celebrate and it finally feels like all our hard work is paying off.

"We're always thrilled to be shortlisted for any award, but to be representing Yorkshire in such a high profile, national tourism award scheme is a dream come true. It's a reflection of our commitment to sourcing and championing the finest, local produce, something that has always been important to me and is central to everything that we do at Drewton's Farm Shop. Wish us luck for the finals!"

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