Shortlist announced for Shop of the Year 2018

Guild of Fine Food

Guild of Fine Food

Social Media Manager 21st June 2018

Shortlist announced for Shop of the Year 2018

The Guild of Fine Food’s annual Shop of the Year awards has announced its shortlist for 2018.

Out of 150 entries, 42 independent retail outlets around the UK are now in the running for awards such as Best Delicatessen, Best Farm Shop or Garden Centre with Food Hall, Best Grocer, Village or Community Shop and Best Specialist Cheese Shop.

Having had a written entry reviewed by a panel of respected industry experts, these shortlisted independent retailers, which include London-based Bayley & Sage, Farndon Fields in Market Harborough and Suffolk-based Slate will now undergo two further rounds of judging this summer; an announced visit from one of the judges; and a mystery shop by Shopper’s Anonymous.

Previously forming part of the Great Taste accreditation scheme, Shop of the Year offers independent retailers a chance to achieve a stamp of approval with real integrity.

The panel of judges – including Edward Berry of The Flying Fork, Stuart Gates, Tracey Colley and Georgina Mason from Gonalston Farm Shop – will rate, score and feedback on every aspect of the shops before agreeing on an overall category winner.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SHORTLIST