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TeamESL was thrilled to be a part of the awards evening for the Hereford Times Food & Drink Awards this week, where we represented Oliver’s Cider, a sponsor of this exciting event.

The awards celebrated the outstanding work, creativity, innovation and service across Herefordshire’s the food & drink sector with 11 categories and one special overall winner.

We were even more delighted to see so many ESL foodie Members featuring as finalists and winners.

Best Butcher of the Year: Ogleby Butchers


Oakchurch Farm Shop (ESL MEMBERS)

Quarry Farm Shop

Best Café/Tearoom: De Koffie Pot

Finalists: Trumpet Corner Tearooms and Art Gallery (ESL MEMBER)

Cafe@all saints

Best Dairy Producer: Monkland Cheese Dairy

Finalists:  Rowlestone Icecream (ESL MEMBERS)

Kelsmore Dairy

Best Brewer: Swan Brewery

Finalist: Wobbly Brewing Co

Best Restaurant/Dining Pub: The Riverside Inn at Aymestrey (ESL MEMBERS)

Finalists:  The Beefy Boys (ESL MEMBERS)

The Book Shop

Best Cider Producer: Celtic Marches Beverages

Finalists: Gwatkins Cider

Newton Court Cider

Community Pub of the Year: The Pandy Inn

Finalists: The Temple Bar Inn (ESL MEMBERS)

De Koffie Pot

Best Independent Food and Drink Retailer: The Green Bean Shop

Finalists: Oakchurch Farm Shop (ESL MEMBERS)

Mailes Brothers

Best Drinks Producer (non cider/ale/beer): Black Mountain Botanicals

Finalists: British Cassis (ESL MEMBERS)

Pixley Berries (ESL MEMBERS)

Best Farm Shop: Pengethley Farm Shop

Finalists: Oakchurch Farm Shop (ESL MEMBERS)

Court Farm & Leisure

Best Food Product (no dairy): Myrtle’s Kitchen (ESL MEMBERS)

Finalists: Peter Cook’s Bread (ESL MEMBERS)

Alice’s Home Bakes

Food and Drink Business of the Year: The Riverside Inn at Aymestrey (ESL MEMBER)

Renowned for its high quality artisan food and drink produce and destinations, Herefordshire is an exciting place to be on the growing foodie scene.

Check out more wonderful Producers here and contact us if you’d like to become an ESL Producer Member on