The Chiltern Society is passionate about supporting local eateries and food producers. An abundance of high quality pubs, farmers markets, farm shops, breweries and wineries enhance the Chilterns experience for local people and visitors alike.
Given the growing public interest in the quality of our food, we are keen to encourage these pioneers of artisan food and drink.
In 2013 we launched our Food and Drink Award, which has now become a highly anticipated annual event. So far we have given awards to Chiltern Farm Shops, Tea Shops, Favourite Walkers’ and Cyclists’ Pubs and this year we are shedding the spotlight on Artisan Bread Makers.
We want to encourage you to celebrate and enjoy the fantastic range of local food and drink on offer in the Chilterns.
Looking for somewhere to enjoy a nice pub lunch, afternoon tea or locally produced ale?
Why not have a look at our Top Ten listings for our best suggestions of places to eat and drink across the Chilterns…
Chiltern Society Real Bread Award 2016
This year’s award has focussed on ‘real bread’ producers.
By ‘real bread’ we mean bread that is made using traditional methods, containing no artificial additives.
Our judges have now tried and tested loaves from all of our contending bakeries, and after careful consideration, we are delighted to announce the results.
The Rex Bakery
South Chilterns Winner
North Chilterns Winner
The Real Bread Award is sponsored by NFU Mutual.
The judging criteria were based on taste, texture, appearance, locally sourced ingredients, customer experience and, of course, the key requirement that the bread was baked without additives and using traditional methods.
Our winners were the bakers achieving the highest scores against these criteria. The judges were highly impressed by the fantastic loaves they tasted and the wonderful range of loaves on offer. Hearty congratulations to our three winners!
Farm Shop Award
Seasons, High Wycombe
Tea Shop Award
House of High Tea, Berkhamsted
Walkers’ & Cyclists’ Pub Award
The Highwayman Inn, near Checkendon