FAMILY-run Rumwell Farm Shop has picked up a clutch of awards at the 2023 Taste of the West Awards.

It scooped eight accolades, including six golds for items made onsite by its teams, including meat from livestock hand-reared on its own farm.

Shop partner Anne Mitchell said: "We’re absolutely thrilled to have won all these awards and to have gained so many golds.

"It demonstrates the dedication displayed by all our team – not just here at our shop but also on our farm, which is just up the road.

"Everyone works exceptionally hard to deliver outstanding products and they are all so committed to creating something special for our customers to enjoy.

"I would like to thank the whole team who individually have made all this possible, through their commitment and expertise.

“We won golds for our bakery-made sourdough loaf and rock cakes. Our butchery took golds for our beefburgers, featuring our own farm Angus beef, and our lamb burgers.

“We also won gold for our gluten-free bread, baked in our in-house bespoke GF kitchen, and our countryman’s pickle, made by our onsite jam kitchen team.

"We were also commended for a further two products – our bakery’s biscoff doughnut and our deli’s chilli and spring onion Scotch egg.

“All these awards are just brilliant. It’s particularly wonderful to receive recognition for our beefburgers, which are made in-house by our butchery from hand-reared cattle that live content lives on our farm just four miles from the shop.

"Our wonderful deli makes the Scotch eggs in-house using our eggs, laid by our happy hens and with pork from our free-range pigs.

“We’re famous for our doughnuts but are also well-known for producing wonderful bread and cakes here onsite in our bakery too, so it was great to get awards for these this year.

"Just over a year ago we started producing our gluten-free range and we’re really delighted to have received an accolade so soon for our GF bread.

“All these items are part of our Made at Rumwell range, which includes hundreds of products created with love onsite.

"They often showcase ingredients we grow or raise on our family-run farm or, wherever possible, come from Somerset and the Westcountry suppliers and producers.”