Top honours for Welbeck Farm Shop

Top honours for Welbeck Farm Shop

Welbeck Farm Shop has scooped two accolades in the prestigious national Farm Shop & Deli Awards announced online last night (Monday 30 March).

The awards were due to be held during the Farm Shop & Deli Show yesterday but plans were altered due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and instead the ceremony was broadcast via social media.

The shop, on the Welbeck estate, not only scooped Farm Shop of the Year in the small retailers’ category but also won the overall Midlands Regional title across all categories. The store won Small Farm Shop of the Year in 2018 but it’s the first time it has won the regional title.

"We are over the moon! This is amazing news to receive during this unprecedented time," said Oliver Stubbins, General Manager of Welbeck Farm Shop. “Over the last couple of weeks, we have been working around the clock to put together food orders needed by the local community. The team has worked incredibly hard during this time of lockdown and so to receive the award right now is not only a real honour but is a well-deserved boost for them.”

The awards, held in partnership with The Grocer, were founded to recognise the best standards in speciality retail and celebrate the highest level of service and community involvement.

During the online award ceremony, host Nigel Barden paid tribute to the ‘phenomenally high’ quality of finalists, adding: “Not only do they patently care about their customers, but the sense of community they’ve exhibited, particularly recently, shows how fortunate we are to have such remarkable artisan food retailers, in our midst.”

  • Following the recent social distancing measures, Welbeck Farm Shop has remained open and introduced a new email and contactless collect service in order to support the local community with the provision of food and essentials. To order online download a Contactless Collection Service form. Don't forget to keep up to date with news from the farm shop by checking into the Welbeck Farm Shop Facebook page