The BBC Good Food Show Team have been scouring the Midlands in association with BBC Good Food to award the most outstanding shop with the title of Midlands Best Deli or Farm Shop 2015. Following an extensive nomination and judging process the deserving winner has been confirmed as:
Legges of Bromyard, Herefordshire
After searching through customer nominations, reviews, mystery shopping reports and visits to the ten shortlisted delis and farm shops from across the Midlands, The BBC Good Food Show are delighted to award Legges of Bromyard with the coveted title of The Midlands Best Deli or Farm Shop 2015.
The judging panel scored each shop on a range of criteria including quality and value of produce and customer service. The number of customer nominations and reviews and mystery shopping exercises from some of the Midlands most prolific food bloggers were also taken into account.
Legges of Bromyard impressed the judging panel with its range of local produce, excellent customer service, atmosphere and overall shopping experience. Legges of Bromyard take pride in being unique – endlessly exploring the sumptuous tastes of glorious Herefordshire. They have worked non-stop since 2000 to champion the fantastic produce straight from the heart of the countryside. As farmers themselves, they know everything about the products they sell, plus most of their meat comes from within a six mile radius of the front door.
Katy Truss, Artisan food specialist for the BBC Good Food Shows and member of the judging panel, visited Legges of Bromyard and says: “As you walk into Legges of Bromyard you don’t know which way to turn; join the queue for one of the glistening hot sausages, peruse the range of local craft beers and ciders or marvel at the meats on offer in the butchery and cold meats counters. Discover new local producers from the Midlands, along with fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods. Its beautiful displays, buzzing atmosphere, great range of produce and excellent customer service made it stand out as this year’s winner.”
The Winner receives a free of charge stand at the BBC Good Food Show Winter at the NEC from 26 – 29 November, promoting their award winning Midlands business to tens of thousands of food loving visitors.
The flagship BBC Good Food Show returns to the NEC to set guests up for the perfect festive, foodie season. Guests can watch chefs, including Mary Berry, Tom Kerridge, The Hairy Bikers, James Martin and Paul Hollywood, create delicious seasonal dishes live on stage, and stock up on all the treats and tipples needed to see them through the winter. Plus, the largest cheese competition on the planet, The World Cheese Awards, are returning to the BBC Good Food Show Winter. Visitors can watch the judging take place on the first day of the Show, or join one of the tutored tours across the weekend to sample and discover more about the world’s best cheeses.