Butcher’s double win an unexpected treat
Awards for county’s favourite food and drink
A POPULAR butcher has come up trumps in a food and drink awards.
Independent butcher Mayo Brothers of Bois Lane, Amersham, was the overall winner of the first Buckinghamshire Food and Drink awards.
It also won the Best Independent Butcher category at the grand final held at Horwood House, in Little Horwood, on Monday.
Rob and Jenni Sawyer, of Mayo Brothers, were “shell-shocked” at the double win.
Mrs Sawyer said: “We are very pleased, it was unexpected, there were 27
Malt the Brewery, Great Missenden – XT Brewing Company, Long Crendon Rebellion Brewery, Marlow Bottom
Open Air Foods, Buckingham
Chiltern Farm Foods, Amersham Orchard View Farm, Haddenham
The Crooked Billet, Newton Longville
The Jolly Cricketers, Beaconsfield
The Oak, Aston Clinton
Little Stanleys Homemade, Amersham
No 2 Pound Street, Wendover Seasons Farm Shop, High Wycombe
Temple Street Wine Bar, Aylesbury
The Treehouse, Beaconsfield Missoula, Milton Keynes
The Little Orchard, Chesham
Bogota, Milton Keynes Seasons Cafe @ Rowan, Chalfont St Giles butchers in the category and before the awards, we knew we were in the final six.
“We got the most votes from our loyal customers. I think that our customers like the very good quality of our produce, it is the best
The Artichoke, Amersham
Nelson Street, Buckingham Restaurant, Buckingham
Blue Orchid, Amersham
The Grange, Milton Keynes
Mayo Brothers, Amersham
The Pointer Butcher, Brill
The Egg House Butcher, Quainton
Kevin O’Rourke Wines, Newport Pagnell
No 2 Pound Street, Wendover
The Smoke Shack, Stony Stratford
The Eight Belles, Bletchley Little Orchard, Chesham
Mamma Concetta, Woburn Sands
The Grange, Milton Keynes The Eight Belles, Bletchley
Rex Artisan Bakery, Little Chalfont
The Grumpy Bakers, Twyford
BEST: The overall winner of the first Bucks Food and Drink Awards was Mayo Brothers, in Amersham. Rob and Jenni Sawyer of Mayo Brothers with Chiltern District Council chairman Cllr Mimi Harker quality that we can get.”
The chairman of Chiltern District Council Mimi Harker was at the final as a guest of another category winner, the Blue Orchid, in Amersham, who scooped the Restaurant of the Year title.
More than 150 individual businesses were nominated across 13 categories with a total of 29,000 votes the awards.
Finalists from all over the county attended the celebration of the finest Buckinghamshire food and drink.
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Best Cocktail Menu Winner – Highly Commended –
Best Local Independent Tea/ Coffee Shop Winner – Highly Commended –
Best Fine Dining Restaurant Winner – Highly Commended –
Restaurant of the Year Winner – Highly Commended –
Best Independent Butcher Winner – Highly Commended –
Best Independent Wine Merchant Winner – Highly Commended –
Best Newcomer Winner – Highly Commended –
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