Monday, 21 January 2019

Rural Oscars- our nominees

The Countryside Alliance Awards, known as 'The Rural Oscars', celebrate the best of our local businesses, and I am delighted that seven businesses from the Hexham constituency have been chosen from over 17,000 nominations as finalists for this year's awards.

The nominated businesses are:

  • The Bird in Bush, Elsdon- Pub category
  • Brocksbushes Farm, Corbridge- Rural Enterprise category
  • Home from Home Boarding Kennels and Cattery, Heddon-on-the-Wall- Rural Enterprise category
  • North Acomb Farm Shop, Bywell- Local Food/Drink category
  • Hadrian's Game Larder, Hexham- Local Food/Drink category
  • Slaley Community Village Shop- Village Shop/Post Office category
  • The Twice Brewed Inn, Hexham- Rural Enterprise category

Regional champions will be announced in May, and the North East winners will be invited to the House of Lords for the winners' reception in June. Congratulations to all our local nominees- I will be keeping my fingers crossed for more success in May!