Awards Season!!!

Wellington Farm Shop and Cafe to win ‘Farm Shop small retailer of the Year’ in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018

Local Farm Shop small retailer Wellington Farm Shop and Cafe from Reading have entered into the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018 and they need your help to win!

The Awards recognise the very best standards in specialist retail and celebrate the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement. The aim is to highlight our highly driven and passionate local businesses like Wellington Farm Shop and Cafe, to generate the coverage they deserve. Winning this Award would help build them as a destination, putting them on the map both regionally and nationally and in turn, bringing interest to Reading.

Nigel Barden, chair of judges and BBC Radio 2 Gastronome commented "The Farm Shop and Deli sector continues to grow in size and importance, as do these awards, which crucially acknowledge the finest in the field, in both retail and online. They also help consumers track down the finest out there, as these talented retailers continue to push the boundaries."    

Honor Montagu, Owner/Manager at local Farm Shop small retailer Wellington Farm Shop and Cafe said “We think that what makes us unique is how much we care, this is a family business with employees who call it home, if our customers go away unhappy we have failed. We understand that a happy customer will come back. Whether this is because they have bought something great, something they are proud of or just had a lovely time with their children sitting outside drinking coffee in the sun and watching their children play in our quirky playhouse. We give our customers a little bit more than they were expecting, with our diverse ranges of products, we have researched the best free from products, and made the sausages that are served with our Wellington Breakfast. In our cafe we have big tables and somewhere for the kids to play, something that makes a three generation family breakfast on a Sunday morning a treat, not a chore. We are constantly sourcing new products, encouraging our customers to try something new, we relish competition because it makes us better.”

These coveted Awards recognise excellence within the specialist retail market, focusing on independent speciality retailers who sell regional fresh/farm produce or have a delicatessen counter. They are offered across thirteen categories, including Farm Shop small retailer.

Entrants will also have the opportunity to win as a Regional Winner. The Regional Winners will progress through to have the opportunity to win the overall coveted title of ‘Farm Shop & Deli Awards Retailer of the Year’ announced at the Farm Shop & Deli Show, Monday 16th April 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Vote for Wellington Farm Shop and Cafe online via the 2018 ‘Entrants’ web page at: http://www.farmshopanddelishow.co.uk/fsda18entrants. Voting closes on Tuesday 31st October 2017 and one lucky voter will be entered into a draw to win a food hamper.