Posted: 28/04/2016

Gog Magog Hills named Countryside Alliance champion

Countryside Alliance Food champion Gog Magog
(l-r) Colin and Lesley Bradford of Gog Magog Hills farm shop, Elizabeth Truss MP, Charles Bradford and Emma Penny (Farmers Guardian)

Cambridgeshire’s Gog Magog Hills farm shop has been crowned Local Food & Drink Champion in the 11th annual Countryside Alliance Awards.

Members of the Bradford family, who have been retailing on their farm for more than 40 years, collected the trophy from Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss at ceremony held in the Houses of Parliament.

Lower Clopton Farm Shop, in Warwickshire, was highly commended in the category while the finalists list also included Leicestershire’s Farndon Fields, Bride Valley in Dorset and Battlefield 1403 in Shropshire.

Padstow Farm Shop in Cornwall was also in the running but ended up winning the Clarissa Dickson Wright Award for campaigning, conservation and education.

Other champions included The Heath Stores in Kent (Village Shop/Post office category) GF White Butchers in Norfolk (Butcher) Harveys Brewery in Lewes (Tourism Enterprise) and Heather Cooper of Haughley Post Office in Suffolk (Rural Hero Award).

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