Local B&B (Lovesome Hill Farm) is toasting business success thanks to winning prestigious food awards at this year’s 10th
Anniversary Marmalade Awards Celebrations at Dalemain. They really are a cut above the rest and serve award winning marmalades.

Mary Pearson from Lovesome Hill Farm on the outskirts of Northallerton has just scooped four awards two Silver, a Bronze and a Certificate of Merit in the 10th World’s Original Marmalade Awards. Lovesome Hill Farm won the marmalade world’s most prestigious accolades for its Dark and Chunky, Merry and Seville Fine Cut which scored high marks for their appearance, colour, consistency, aroma and flavour.

The Awards took place at Dalemain in Cumbria on 28th February & 1st March 2015 and kicked off National Marmalade Week (28 -7 March 2015), overseen by the awards’ organisers, which encourages people to try, buy or make marmalade. The Hotel, B&B and Restaurant Category is for establishments who make their marmalades in their kitchens, and continues to raise standards of marmalades served to guests not only in this country but from abroad. The awards assist marmalade enthusiasts to locate the best hotels, B&B’s and Restaurants, serving the best marmalade. The term Bed and Breakfast is particularly important because private homes all over Great Britain have played host to visitors for centuries. Breakfast is always home cooked and of a very high standard but often the one ingredient that does not get proper attention is the marmalade that is served. Our desire is to find the best marmalades around the country to enable the Marmalade lover to make an informed choice when visiting any part of Britain or the World

Mary said they were delighted to win the awards in more ways than one! We’ve got our preserve pans at the ready to make lots more jars so please come and try it at Lovesome Hill Farm, Northallerton.

Record entries were received for the 10th Anniversary of this prestigious award with over 2,600 jars of marmalade from as far afield as Australia, India, Denmark, Japan, USA and New Zealand were sent, by artisan producers, Hotels, B&B’s or Restaurants and amateur makers, to the organisers of the quirkily British awards for judging by a prestigious panel of marmalade experts who were once again amazed by the standard of the marmalades entered.

Awards and Festival organiser Jane Hasell-McCosh said: “The standard of the competition this year has been outstanding and congratulations to Lovesome Hill Farm on their awards and I am delighted that the awards continues to grow with more and more entries each year. When I started this competition 10 years ago my aim was to preserve the art of marmalade making and raise the quality and I think in the last 10 years with the help of a growing army of marmalade makers we have saved and celebrated one of our great British traditions.” I truly believe we have a ‘Renaissance in Marmalade Making’ and would like to congratulate and thank each and every marmalade maker for making this possible.

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival boasts the sponsorship backing of some of the most famous names in marmalade – Paddington, Mackays, and Fortnum & Mason. The event’s 2015 charity beneficiaries are Hospice at Home, Action Medical Research and Marie Curie in Scotland. To date those golden pots of marmalade have raised over £150,000 for charity with the aim of raising £200,000!