Coastal farm shop and cafe celebrates shortlist success

The team at a Hornsea farm shop and cafe business are celebrating after reaching the finals of two prestigious regional awards.
William’s Farm Kitchen has reached the shortlist in both the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards and the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards.

The Yorkshire Life awards celebrate the best hospitality businesses in Yorkshire and William’s Farm Kitchen faces tough competition from Bolster Moor and Blacker Hall in the Best Farm Shop of the Year category. The judging panel includes culinary luminaries including Stephanie Moon, Robert Ramsden and Neil Nugent and the winners will be announced at an awards lunch at Rudding Park, Harrogate on 22nd September.

William’s Farm Kitchen is one of six finalists in the White Rose Awards Taste of Yorkshire category that includes fellow East Yorkshire businesses Staal Smokehouse and Drewtons Farm Shop. The Taste of Yorkshire award aims to reward tourism bosses who produce a quality end product or uses local produce and contributes to the long term sustainability of the local community. The winners will be announced at the White Rose ceremony later in the year.

Of the shortlists, William’s Farm Kitchen owner, Mark Farnsworth said: “We’re very proud to have reached the final of not one, but two competitions and it’s testament to our superb team that we are able to raise awareness of Hornsea as a culinary and hospitality hot spot.”
Mark concluded: “It’s a team effort and it’s great for the staff to get the recognition they deserve, winning would just be the icing on the cake!”

William’s Farm Kitchen is an award-winning farm shop, butchery and cafĂ© based at Hornsea Freeport. It has established an excellent reputation for its great value local food and its food based events that include Meet the Producer Days and Steak Nights.