The Norfolk Hero Food and Drink Awards celebrate the very best of this Industry. The Launch of the 2017 Awards took place on Wednesday 15th February at Blickling Hall, by kind permission of National Trust.
The Category Judging has now been completed, and those that were judged are marked ** on the Lists below. All Nominations have received an Aylsham Show Certificate.

The Championship judging will take place on 18th July 2017. The judges are Chris Solt of Lovewell Blake and Noel Bartram, and the steward is David Hitcham. The Overall Winner will be announced at the Aylsham Show on Monday 28th August 2017, and will be presented with the Ken Dye Memorial Salver by Sally Dye and the Show President – John Wootten.

Lovewell Blake is proud to be the Championship Sponsor of the Norfolk Hero Food & Drink Awards at the 2017 Aylsham Show.

We have had an office at Aylsham for many years and are proud to play an active part in this thriving North Norfolk Community. We know how important the food and drink sector is to Norfolk, it is what helps our county to thrive. Along with the agricultural industry it is right at the heart of the economy here in the East.

Norfolk Food Hero Brochure

This year’s Categories:

Best Specialist Food or Drink Producer

Sponsored by Barclays, Judges: John Grange and Stephen Thorpe

Yare Valley Oil, Surlingham  (Category Winner)
Brays Cottage, Holt  **
Spot on Sausages, Hanworth  **
Timberhill Bakery, Norwich
Durban Grill, Weybourne
Macarons & More Shop and Cookery School, Norwich

Best Use of Norfolk Produce on Menu

Sponsored by Gressingham Foods, Judges: Janice Tooley and Nicola Colchester







Duck Inn, Stanhoe  (Category Winner)
Season, Wells next the sea  **
Farmyard Restaurant, Norwich  **
Wiveton Bell, Wiveton  **
Benedicts, Norwich
Saracens Head, Wolterton
Garden Kitchen Cafe, Hoveton

Best Food or Drink Supplier/Retailer

Sponsored by Dewing Grain, Judges: Richard and Angela Phillips




Nortons Dairy, Frettenham  (Category Winner)
Coxfords Butchers, Aylsham  **
H V Graves, Briston  **
White House Farm, Sprowston  **
Norfolk in a Box, Cleggs Green
The Lodge, North Tuddenham
The Fox, Lyng
Cafe Britannia, Norwich

Best New Food or Drink Venture 2015/2016

Sponsored by For Farmers, Judges: Rod and Margaret Tuck





Vanvino, Wymondham (Category Winner)
The Bell, Brisley **
Eastgate Larder, Cawston **
Yare Valley Farm Shop, Surlingham **
Vapour Creations, Norwich
Broadland Wineries, Cawston
Durban Grill, Weybourne

The individual Food or Drink Hero Winner will also be announced on Aylsham Show Day, when the Show President will present the Aylsham Show President’s Tankard.


Michael Baker, Holt
Peter Huson, Norwich
Gavin Hunt, Lyng
Tim Kinnaird, Norwich
Marion Rutland, Melton Constable
Johnny Wyndham, Wymondham

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