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Butcher: Dewi James a'i Gwmni, Ceredigion

Judges Note

"This longstanding business, now well into its 7th decade, is truly deserving of this award. Returning to the family business Dafydd has brought with him a new era of entrepreneurial flair.  Their innovative and creative ways with presenting meat and new meal ideas is inspiring whilst still maintaining a high standard of butchery and retaining the family connection of livestock rearing linked directly to the shop. This is field to fork at its finest."

Local Food / DrinkGwinllan Conwy Vineyeard, Llangwstenin, Conwy

Judges Note

"Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard not only produces award winning Welsh wine but tells the story to the rest of the world. Vineyard tours have brought significant contributions to the local economy being one of North Wales’s best tourism stories. Not only content with creating their own wine, they have gone on to inspire and coach other vineyard owners across North Wales, strengthening the tourism industry and creating opportunities for others."

Pub: The White Cross Inn, Groeswen, Caerphilly

Judges Note

"Mair Arthur of the White Cross Inn is best described as the world’s most welcoming landlady. The pub truly is the heart of the community and a social setting for numerous clubs and groups as well as being the powerhouse for fundraising for charities. Mair Arthur brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy tailored events and to share the best times whilst raising valuable funds for charities close to home and close to the heart. Mair Arthur is a local champion and fully deserves this award."

Rural Enterprise: Raglan Farm Park, Raglan

Judges Note

"Raglan Farm Park has engaged with and educated thousands of children and adults about farm life and the importance of farming’s contribution to the rural economy. The Williams family bring real life experiences to the young and old by sharing with them their lambing live programme, a designated classroom to learn about harvesting and general farm life, outdoor attractions with machinery and livestock adding a lot of fun to the farm visit. The farm shop completes the story which is very well told on this farm."

Village Shop / Post Office: Siop Y Pentre, Cilgerran

Judges Note

"This village shop has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to reducing plastic usage and waste. A zero-waste section and refill station for dry goods sits proudly in the store and the collection of items such as crisps packets are sent to be recycled into outdoor furniture. The commitment to their locality is equally evident with strong nominations brimmed with gratitude for services aplenty."

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