We are delighted to announce that we are the winners of Kent Local Food Retailer of the Year at the Taste of Kent Awards 2017, making it the fifth time Macknade has scooped this award!
Many of our suppliers also made the finals, with several going on to win. These include Kentish Pip who won Kent Cider or Perry of the Year with their Skylark cider, Romney Marsh who bagged Kent Beer of the Year with their Romney Amber Ale and Biddenden Vineyard who secured Kent Juice Producer of the Year!
Among the finalists were also our neighbours, Boutilliers, who create seasonal beer and brew on-site here. They were shortlisted for Kent Beer of the Year for their Smoked Oatmeal Stout (which is amazing by the way!). Our good friends, Mighty Fine Things also made the finals for the Kent Food Producer of the Year category.
We’ve gratefully added this award to our growing list which includes Food & Drink Retailer of the Year at Kent Life’s Food & Drink Awards in 2013 & 2016, and making it to the final three in the 2015 & 2016 Shop of the Year category at the largest food and drink competition in the world, the Great Taste Awards!
We also wanted to say a huge thank you to all of those who voted, to our fabulous, friendly staff , and of course to our producers as without them, we wouldn’t be able to stock such amazing produce!