Lovewell Blake is proud to be the Championship Sponsor of the Norfolk Hero Food & Drink Awards at the 2016 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.

The Norfolk Hero Food & Drink Awards celebrate the very best of this industry


The Overall Championship will be judged from the Category Winners below, on Tuesday 19th July 2016. The judges are Shaun Mary from Lovewell Blake, and John Carrick and Jean Wright. Paul Bailey will take photos on the day and David Hitcham is the steward/driver.

The Winner will be announced on Show Day – Monday 29th August 2016 – by the Show President (Simon Evans), and they will be presented with the Ken Dye Memorial Salver.

The Category Winners for 2016 are as follows; and all those who were nominated, received a Certificate.

All of the judges have particularly stated that all of the nominees visited were of a very high standard, and that the final results were very close indeed.

Best Specialist Food or Drink Producer – sponsored by Gressingham FoodA3-LOGO-PANEL

Joint Winners 2016:   G F White Traditional Butchers Ltd, Aylsham

Truly Local, Stalham

Judges – John Watts and John Grier

Best Use of Norfolk Produce on Menu – sponsored by BarclaysBarclays Logo

Winner 2016: Rocky Bottoms, West Runton

Judges – John Steggall and David Walker

Best Food or Drink Supplier/Retailer
– sponsored by Dewing Graindewing grain

Winner 2016: Norfolk Quail Ltd, Great Ryburgh

Judges – Caroline Culot and Judy Taylor

Best New Food or Drink Venture
– sponsored by For FarmersForFarmers+logo

Winner 2016: Scrummy Pig, Hoveton

Judges – Noel Bartram and Andy Newman

The Aylsham Show Individual Food or Drink Hero Award will be judged by the Show President – Simon Evans – and the winner will be presented with the Aylsham Show Presidents Tankard on Show Day – Monday 29th August 2016.

Simon Evans President 2016

Aylsham Show PresidentI am delighted and honoured to be President of the Aylsham Agricultural Show Association in this its 70th Year. Upon coming to Norfolk from Hampshire in 1983 and working for Messrs Irelands under the guidance of the, then, Show Director Hubert Sheringham I was soon persuaded to become involved in the Show and its activities. I have been privileged to work within the Association with some very special people who all give freely of their time to make the Show what it is today. The aims and objective of the Show and the entirely voluntary workforce are threefold: 1. Support the Aylsham Recreation Ground, a reminder of the roots of the Show originally held on their ground and the generous gift from the Goulder Famliy. 2. Promote Agriculture and the Breeding of Livestock, and 3. Whenever possible to support local Charities. The Show has honoured these commitments over its 70years and with your invaluable support will continue for many years to come. Many of you will know our Show Day is renowned for providing a full day’s entertainment for all the family. The day is a wonderful opportunity for you to be reminded and enthused by Farming, the Farming Community and Farming for Food, learning about crops and livestock with the numerous classes of Cattle, Sheep and Goats being judged throughout the day. Show jumping and showing rings are running from early morning and there is a full Main Ring programme to be enjoyed together with Trade Stands, Food Outlets and a New Country Sports area. August Bank Holiday Monday is a day for you and the family. I will enjoy my day as President and I trust you will too in the knowledge that you are supporting Local Charities. Simon Evans President 2016
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