Butcher’s dou­ble win an un­ex­pected treat

Awards for county’s favourite food and drink

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

Gil­bey’s, Amer­sham

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

Vil­liers

The

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.

cast across WORK­ERS fac­ing longterm sick­ness ab­sence now have the sup­port of a gov­ern­ment scheme to help them re­turn to their jobs more quickly.

Fit for Work is a free, vol­un­tary and con­fi­den­tial ser­vice which pro­vides the ser­vices of oc­cu­pa­tional health pro­fes­sion­als to em­ployed peo­ple if they have been or are likely to be off work for four weeks or more. GPs in Thames Val­ley will be able to re­fer their em­ployed pa­tients to the ser­vice, with their con­sent. Those pa­tients will take part in a con­sul­ta­tion fol­lowed by a per­son­alised Re­turn to Work Plan.

The Fit for Work re­fer­ral ser­vice is com­ple­mented by a tele­phone ad­vice line and web­site, both of which can be used now by any­one re­quir­ing workre­lated health ad­vice, in­clud­ing em­ploy­ees, em­ploy­ers and GPs.

Con­tact 0800 032 6235 www.fit­for­work.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Best Mi­cro­brew­ery Win­ner –

Highly Com­mended

Com­mended –

Best Farm­ers Mar­ket Stall­holder Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Best Gas­tro Pub of the Year Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

In­de­pen­dent Food Re­tailer/Pro­ducer of the Year Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Best Cock­tail Menu Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Best Lo­cal In­de­pen­dent Tea/ Cof­fee Shop Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Best Fine Dining Restau­rant Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Restau­rant of the Year Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Best In­de­pen­dent Butcher Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Best In­de­pen­dent Wine Mer­chant Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Best New­comer Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Out­stand­ing Ser­vice Ex­cel­lence Award Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

Com­mended –

Best Ar­ti­san Bak­ery Win­ner – Highly Com­mended –

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