Great Cornish Food Awards 2015

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The Great Cornish Food Awards took place on Monday 21 September and here are the results:


The Great Cornish Food Retailer Award, sponsored by Cornish Mutual

Winner: The Cornish Food Box Company in Truro

Runners up: Etherington’s Farm Shop near Scorrier, Phillip Warren Quality Butchers from Launceston.

 Judge’s comments: ‘Cornwall should be extremely proud of this business. I have no doubts they will go from strength to strength, and in doing so will do wonderful things for Cornish food and drink producers as well as providing fantastic job opportunities for Cornish people.’


The Great Cornish Food Producer Award, sponsored by the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association

Winner: Deli Farm Charcuterie at Delabole

Runners up: Cornish Cheese Company near Liskeard and Proper Cornish Food Company in Bodmin.

Judge’s comments: ‘A great Cornish success story, developing a new market locally, fulfilling demand not already met by local producers, providing local employment, training and adding value to local produce.’


Great Cornish Food On the Go Award, sponsored by Abbotts Event Hire

Winner: The Cornish Pizza Company in St Agnes

Runners up: BREW Cornwall from Goonearl and Warren’s Bakery, based in St Just, Penzance.

Judge’s comments: ‘Really great products using local suppliers and really promoting those suppliers. The quality of the pizzas was exceptional. I was impressed with how well organised the team was and how efficiently they worked together. They did the up sell – yes I had the garlic bread too!’


The Great Cornish Supply Chain Award, sponsored by Cornwall Food & Drink

Winner: Westcountry Fruit Sales based near Falmouth.

Runners up: The Cornish Pasty Association and The Cornish Food Box Company in Truro

Judge’s comments: A professional and forward-thinking business, ambitious to keep growing and moving in response to technological and market developments. The comprehensive nature of their offer enables them to outmarket national wholesalers locally. Cornwall needs businesses like this, with their service levels, investment capacity and buying power.’
Great Cornish Pub/ Bar Award, sponsored by St Austell Brewery

Winner: Falmouth Packet Inn at Rosudgeon

Runners up: Driftwood Spars at St Agnes and Pandora Inn at Mylor Bridge.

Judge’s comments: ‘The food is beyond delicious, the interior clean and cosy and the staff polite and attentive. I really hope more people discover this gem of a gastropub that Cornwall should be rightly proud to call one of its own.’


The Great Cornish Café Award, sponsored by Trewithen Dairy

Winner: Juliet’s Garden on St Mary’s, the Isles of Scilly

Runners up: The Waymarker at Constantine and Woods Café at Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin.

Judge’s comments: ‘We dined during a very busy sunny lunchtime, and it worked like a well-oiled machine, with very good service from all members of the team.  The attention to detail in all other areas was exceptional.  The full ‘customer experience’ was very well thought through and maximized the truly breath-taking setting.’
The Great Cornish Restaurant Award, sponsored by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

Winner: No.4 Peterville, in St Agnes

Runners up: Port Gaverne Hotel near Port Isaac and Rosewarne Manor near Connor Downs.

Judge’s comments: ‘This is as good bistro food as you’d find anywhere in France or Italy. No. 4 is yet another fine establishment that make one proud to proclaim Cornwall’s food and drink sector from the rooftops.’
The Great Cornish Food Experience, sponsored by Wolf Rock Marketing

Winner: Philleigh Way Cookery School on the Roseland,

Runners up: Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard near Penzance and Woodlands Country House B&B near Padstow.

Judge’s comments: ‘While the business itself is very young, it has already contributed hugely to the Cornish food and drink scene, offering employment opportunities and a consistent demand for Cornish suppliers. For the consumer, it offers a full Cornish experience, utilising the skills and knowledge of Cornish people and using entirely Cornish produce in a suitably rural location.’
The Great Cornish Food Breakthrough Award, sponsored by Stephens Scown

Winner: Southwestern Distilllery of St Ervan near Wadebridge.

Runners up: Firebrand Bar & Restaurant in Launceston and Peboryon from Penzance

Judge’s comments:  ‘Impressive impact on the Cornish drinks industry; Cornwall should be very proud of this business. It is this that makes it the standout newcomer. Unexpected and classy.’


The Great Cornish Food Ambassador of 2015, sponsored by GWR, was presented to Philip Ugalde – founder of pasty company Proper Cornish, and the driving force behind the Bodmin Food Cluster, aimed at rallying food producing businesses to generate a better community and environment in the Bodmin area.

Congratulations again to all of the award-winners!

The Great Cornish Food Awards precede this week’s Great Cornish Food Festival, starting this Friday on Lemon Quay in Truro. For more information on the Awards or the Festival, visit

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