WESTERHAM AWARDED FOUR NATIONAL TRUST FINE FARM PRODUCE AWARDS

Westerham Brewery has once again won a National Trust Fine Farm produce award for all four of the beers entered into the rigorous tasting panel.  This is the eighth year in a row that all our entries have won the coveted awards. Scotney Pale Ale, Scotney Bitter, Viceroy IPA and British Bulldog will carry the award on the neck label.

The Fine Farm Produce Awards recognise the best food and drink being produced on National Trust farms and estates. Now in their 10th year, the awards reward and celebrate the ingenuity of the farmers and producers who occupy the 500,000 acres of farmland in National Trust care. This year 37 producers, in total, were recognised for 62 outstanding food, drink and countryside products.

Since their inception in 2006, the Fine Farm Produce Awards have meant a lot to the producers who have been lucky enough to receive this industry recognised stamp of approval.

The Awards provide an endorsement for all our hard work, there is a rigorous testing process which not only includes a taste test but also assesses their farming and production methods.

National Trust Head of Food and Farming Rob Macklin says: ‘We first came up with the idea of the awards to help our farmers become more competitive and to give them a marketing advantage when looking for new routes to market.

‘The judging process provides them with constructive criticism and ideas for any further product improvement if needed, and the awards themselves are an opportunity to meet other winners from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the opportunity to share ideas.’