STAFF at a Somerset farm shop are celebrating after being awarded not one but two golds at this year’s (2022) Taste of the West Awards.

Rumwell Farm Shop received prestigious gold awards in both the Farm Shop and Café/Tearoom categories.

Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the Farm Shop, located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have received these gold awards and would like to thank our hardworking staff, without whom this wouldn’t be possible.

“We received excellent feedback from the judge who visited our shop and commented on the exceptional number of products that are sourced or made on our premises and how knowledgeable and enthusiastic our staff were.

“Feedback from the café visit included how much they liked our homemade produce, our good portion sizes, and how much choice we have, which were all comments that we are overjoyed to hear.”

Taste of the West, established in 1991, is the regional food and drink trade organisation for the South West of England.

It rewards the region’s exceptional food and drink identity and works to develop the very best of the area’s industry.

Rumwell Farm Shop is an independent, family-run, award-winning business owned by the Mitchell family. It was originally a potato store, when David and Anne Mitchell began selling their potatoes and free-range eggs at the gate.

Due to customer demand, the range of products soon increased, and the farm shop grew into the place it is today. David and Anne’s sons, James and Jack, are now also involved in the business, as well as daughters-in-law Sophie and Donna.

Rumwell Farm Shop has a traditional Butchery counter selling its home-reared and free-range pork and Rumwell Angus beef. There are also The Rumwell Flower Shed, a Delicatessen, Bakery, Jam Kitchen, Food Hall, Wine Cellar and Gift Room on-site.

The Rumwell Café is a large and spacious building. The food prepared in the café kitchen is sourced from the Farm Shop, the Mitchell family farm, which is just four miles away, and other regional suppliers.

Families are welcome to the Café and there is a menu especially for children. It also serves afternoon teas, roasts carvery Sunday lunches, and is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.

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