Farm Shop & Deli Awards Finalists Revealed 

The definitive 2020 shortlist of the UK’s finest speciality retailers has been revealed, with the deserving winners of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards set to be announced during an exciting ceremony, held this March (Farm Shop & Deli Show 2020, NEC Birmingham).   

Spanning 11 categories, as well as a coveted ‘Newcomer of the Year’ gong, the Farm Shop & Deli Awards, held in partnership with The Grocer, recognise the very best standards in speciality retail and celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.

The awards culminate on Monday March 30th at 3.10pm.

An expert judging panel lead by broadcaster and journalist Nigel Barden, have deliberated over and scored almost 90 entries, before creating a shortlist of just 51.

Nigel was joined in the exacting process by food writer and co-chair Elaine Lemm, plus a line-up of judges which included Deputy Editor at British Baker, Amy North, Owner of Wellgate Fisheries and President of the National Federation of Fishmongers, Giles Shaw, Fresh Foods Reporter at The Grocer, Henry Sandercock and Richard Nicholson from Cannon Hall Farm Shop – 2019’s Retailer of the Year award recipients 

Nigel comments: “Hard work, long hours, a dedication to artisan quality, to service and locality; these are the tenets that set the ‘great’ apart from the simply good. Each year the bar is raised in terms of quality, making the judging process and deliberation over the shortlist so difficult. I’m delighted to have had such high calibre team of fellow judges to help create what we now consider to be the defining class of 2020. We now look ahead with great excitement to the awards this coming March.”


Farm Shop & Deli Awards categories include, Baker, Butcher, Cheesemonger, Delicatessen, Farm Shop - Large Retailer, Farm Shop - Small Retailer, Fishmonger, Food Hall, Greengrocer, Newcomer, Online Business and Village Store/Local Shop. For a full breakdown of how each is defined, visit:  

The finalists in full:



Ashbourne Bakehouse, Derbyshire
Baker Toms Bread, Cornwall
Lovingly Artisan, Cumbria
Mayfield Farm Bakery, Essex


Aubrey Allen, Warwickshire
Brace of Butchers, Dorset
Cunningham Butchers & Food Hall Kilkeel, County Down
Penshaw Farm Shop, County Durham 
Walter Rose & Son, Wiltshire



Cheese Etc, The Pangbourne Cheese Shop, Berkshire 

George & Joseph Cheesemongers, West Yorkshire 

Paxton & Whitfield, Warwickshire 

The Courtyard Dairy, North Yorkshire 

The Little Cheesemonger, Wales 



Broad Bean Delicatessen, Shropshire 

Forest Deli, Gloucestershire 

Harp Lane Deli, Shropshire 

Panzer's, St John's Wood 

The Deli @ Castle Ashby, Northampton 

The Little Deli, Hertfordshire 

The Norfolk Delicatessen, Norfolk


Farm Shop Large Retailer:                                              

Balgove Larder Farm Shop, Fife 

Ben's Farm Shop, Devon 

Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop and Café, Derbyshire 

Farmer Copleys, West Yorkshire 

Farndon Fields Farm Shop, Leicestershire 

Ludlow Farmshop, Shropshire 

Strawberry Fields Farm Shop and Restaurant, Devon


Farm Shop Small Retailer:                                              

Alder Carr Farm, Suffolk
Minskip Farm Shop, North Yorkshire 
Roots Farm Shop & Café, North Yorkshire 
Welbeck Farm Shop, Nottinghamshire



Bells Fishmongers, Cumbria  

Cross of York, North Yorkshire  

The Fresh Fish Shop, West Sussex 

World of Fish, Suffolk


Food Hall:                                         

Bents Garden & Home, Cheshire 

Delifonseca, Merseyside 

House of Bruar, Perth and Kinross 

The Barn at Severn & Wye, Gloucestershire 

The Crieff Food Co, Perthshire



Elaine's Fruit and Veg, Leicestershire  

K.D.Davis & Sons (The Greengrocers) Ltd, South Yorkshire  

Rafters, East Yorkshire


Online Business:                                               

Dukeshill Ham Co Ltd, Shropshire 

Milk & More, Hampshire 

The Wasabi Company, Dorset 

Two Farmers Crisps, Hereford


Village Store / Local Shop:                                            

Brooke's, North Yorkshire 

Dornoch Stores, Sutherland 

Fetchem from the Cupboard, Surrey 

Fittleworth Stores, West Sussex



Dornoch Stores, Sutherland 

Fetchem from the Cupboard, Surrey 

Fittleworth Stores, West Sussex 

Forest Deli, Gloucestershire 

The Barn at Severn & Wye, Gloucestershire 

The Crieff Food Co, Perthshire 

The Deli @ Castle Ashby, Northampton 

The Little Cheesemonger, Wales 

The Little Deli, Hertfordshire 

Two Farmers Crisps, Hereford



Registration is free and now open for Farm Shop & Deli Show; the flagship event which brings together the great and good of the speciality market to celebrate the very best of British produce, returning this March (30th March -1st April, NEC Birmingham).   


Visitors keen to experience 2020’s most comprehensive programme of demonstrations, interactive live debates and tastings, all focused on improving the bottom line can go to: today to register for their completely free badge.