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4th August 2023

Artisan Producer Category Award Winners Announced in the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2023/24


Category sponsor Daily Bread in Northampton hosted the announcement of this year’s Artisan Producer category awards today. The gathering was an opportunity to spread the word that buying local is good for the economy and tastes good too! 

Morcea Walker MBE, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and Kristina Rhianoff (former Strictly dancer and co-owner of Soo Yoga in the town) joined the celebrations to add their support to the finalists.  

Bronze, Silver and Gold winners were presented with their certificates, gold winners will be able to enter the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards in 2024.

The early announcements of these three categories was instigated during Covid to ensure that Bronze, Silver and Gold winners can promote their accolade during the summer food and drink festivals.

The winners are:


Artisan Local Vegetarian/Vegan Product of the Year 2023/24:

Bronze: The Tollemache Arms - Harrington Wild Garlic Butter                          

Bronze: Shoots & Spores - Fresh Oyster Mushrooms                        

Bronze: Urban Microgreens - Salad Mix 

Bronze: Dovely Bakery - Rose Cottage Multi Seed Loaf  

Silver: Hamm Tun Fine Foods - Northamptonshire Blue                                         

Silver: Sophisticake Creations - Carrot, Parsnip and Pecan Cake  

Gold: Mill House - The Old Stable Yard Tea Room - Strawberry & Rose Cake


Artisan Local  Product of the Year 2023/24:

Bronze: Made by the Beekeeper - New Lodge Vineyard Chili Honey               

Bronze: Friars Farm - Lemon Curd                                   

Bronze: Duston Village Bakery-Steak Pasty                                     

Bronze: F.F Tee Bakery -Northampton Cheesecake          

Silver: Hamm Tun Fine Foods-Shoetown Blue                                  

Silver: The Boughton Estate -Boughton Estate Homemade Honey   

Gold: Your Cool - Coffee Ice Cream


Artisan Local Drink of the Year 2023/24: 

Bronze: Winwick Hall Bruce Green Limited - Winwick Hall Methode Champenoise      

Bronze: Phipps Northampton Brewery Co Ltd - Phipps Foundry Mild                                   

Bronze: Three Hills Brewing Ltd - Heidrun Session NEIPA                               

Bronze: Bearly Organised Ltd - Paw Another                                              

Silver: Mee Blueberries - Blueberry Juice                                                          

Silver: Wild & Furrow - Oat Drink 

Gold: Silverstone Distillery - Club 80 Navy Strength London Dry Gin


The remaining categories will be announced at the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards ceremony, to be held on Wednesday, 1 November 2023 at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate.  For more details of this year’s competition, or for tickets, please call Lyn Mole on 01933 664437 or email [email protected] 

Meanwhile you can also follow the Awards on Twitter and Instagram at @foodawardsHQ or on Facebook at @foodawards or LinkedIn at @weetabixnfadawards.

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