2019 Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Wells Food Festival Awards. Stalls were judged by the Festival’s sponsors, using a number of criteria, including visual impact, stall holder’s knowledge and sourcing of ingredients.

The winners are listed below, together with some of the judges’ comments. Click on the names to visit their website.

BEST IN SHOW: THE CORNISH MUTUAL AWARD

“When it came to select the Best in Show, we felt that Fenny Castle Vineyard simply ticked all the boxes.
An excellent local business that believes in, and produces, the highest quality products.”

BEST STALLS AWARDS

BEST ALCOHOLIC DRINKS STALL: THE TRUESPEED AWARD
Fenny Castle Vineyard

“An outstanding company that love what they do. They were passionate, highly knowledgeable and excited about their business.”

BEST BREAD, CAKES & DESSERTS STALL: THE DAVID WILSON HOMES AWARD
Wild Flour Cake Company

“Clear signage with the origins of the company clearly displayed. A great company ethic, with a professional attitude.”

BEST CHEESE STALL: THE MOGERS DREWETT AWARD
Homewood

“They were passionate about the product and really knowledgeable. The cheese has a unique flavour and texture.”

BEST CONFECTIONERY STALL: THE UNWINS FUNERALS AWARD
Grown Up Marshmallows

“Amazing product and packaging. All environmentally friendly and ethically sourced.
No plastic and no artificial colours or flavours or palm oil. Could not improve a thing.”

BEST COOK’S INGREDIENTS STALL: THE BOVIS HOMES AWARD
Bath Harvest

“Bath Harvest is trying to open up people’s perception of oil.”

BEST FREE FROM FOOD STALL: THE RIVERFORD AWARD
Harth Truffles

“Very knowledgeable. Locally made. Beautiful flavours.”

BEST NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS STALL: THE CHUBB BULLEID AWARD
The Leafy Tea Company

“A large range of fascinating, well presented products from this knowledgeable 19-year old entrepreneur. Absolutely first class.”

BEST NON-FOOD STALL: THE CREST NICHOLSON AWARD
B’s Bees

“Locally sourced, innovative, good for health reasons, moving with the times, supporting the environment, creative.”

BEST PRESERVES STALL: THE OLD MILL AWARD
The Chillees Bumblee’s Preserves

“The husband and wife duo have a fantastic combination of products, from sweet jams to fiery chilli sauces. They were both hugely knowledgeable and welcoming. The stand was nicely laid out with a wide variety of products to try.”

BEST SNACKS & SAVOURIES STALL: THE MAYOR OF WELLS AWARD
The Somerset Smokehouse

“A delicious selection of products from committed, enthusiastic and knowledgeable producers.”

BEST START-UP BUSINESS: THE COGNIQUE AWARD
Nook

“Very welcoming people with a nice bright, clean stand. They’re friendly, passionate and ready for the fight!” 

BEST WEST COUNTRY STREET FOOD STALL: THE LODESTONE AWARD
Bioaqua Farm

“Sustainable, innovative and inspirational business. Not just doing something different, but they are doing it well.”

BEST WORLD STREET FOOD STALL: THE CHARLIE BIGHAM’S AWARD
Murray May’s

“Fantastic, delicious and beautiful food, made by two people who really care about what they do.”