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Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017: Food and Drink Hero of the Year

PUBLISHED: 11:03 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:48 25 July 2017

We reveal our Food & Drink Hero of the Year

We reveal our Food & Drink Hero of the Year


We reveal the winner of Food and Drink Hero of the Year

This person champions the individuals, organisations or initiatives that help to educate either children or adults in the origins of their food and how they can do more to purchase and consume the best local produce and support our local farmers and producers. From schools with special projects to farmers opening their gates, this award aims to reward those that inspire and inform us about our produce.

This award is sponsored by KDW Independent Financial Planning, read more about them here.

The finalists...

Bridget B’s, Watton-at-Stone

Owned and operated by Bridget Borlase, the fifth-generation of farmers, Bridget B’s supplies quality meat from two retail shops – one on site at Sacombe Hill Farm and the other in the village of Watton-at-Stone. Bridget employs four master butchers who possess a wealth of experience within the field of butchery, while the team has the expertise and knowledge needed to deliver impeccable customer service.

Jess Tatlow, Golden Fleece, Braughing

I am very passionate about creating exciting, flavourful seasonal dishes and am continually developing the art of vegetarian and special dietary requirement cuisine for our discerning clientele.

Brewery Tearooms, Walkern

We are hugely passionate about food and drink and are proud to be a finalist in this category. Our aim is to provide a quality and honest menu, with the emphasis on fresh and homemade food that reflects the changing seasons.

And the winner is...

Bridget B’s, Watton-at-Stone

The judges said of our winner: As a fifth generation of family farmers with over 350 simmental cows, Bridget B’s aim is to keep heritage alive. With a field-to-fork ethos and sustainability the farm supplies local farm shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs while a home delivery service is also available. Farmer Bridget Borlase engages with the public with farm talks in schools and milk feeding sessions and keeps the trade alive by training butchery apprentices. The cow’s winter silage is also grown on the farm. A true food hero in the heart of Herts.


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