We are delighted to announce that Quex Barn has been announced as the regional winner in the Countryside Alliance Awards.
The Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. The awards are now in their thirteenth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. They are set apart from other award schemes because they are driven by public nomination, offering customers the chance to tell us why their favourite businesses are worthy of national acclaim.
This has been a record year as we received over eleven thousand nominations, showing just how much the public values and supports our hard-working rural businessmen and women. The regional finalists have done exceptional well to come this far as the competition was incredibly high this year.
At Quex Barn we are on a mission to bring fresh local produce to local people, as well as welcoming the many visitors to this lovely corner of Kent. Quex Barn is fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most productive and fertile land in the British Isles and we're delighted to be able to bring this local produce to you, as well as being able to support a number of local suppliers.
The Barn boasts a butchery, a delicatessen, a wet fish stall, bakers, fruit, veg and floristry, coffee shop and a restaurant. This provides us with a fantastic range of local fruit, vegetables, livestock and, being within two miles of the sea, plenty of fresh fish.
Countryside Alliance Awards Director Sarah Lee commented: “This year’s regional finalists are all truly exceptional. We have been overwhelmed by nominations this year. The secret to the Rural Oscars’ popularity is that they honour the people involved in these businesses and not just their produce or services. They exist to sing the praises of those who work hard to keep our communities and rural economy ticking, but don’t seek the spotlight. These awards provide a cause for celebration in a time of great uncertainty in the countryside. Our local produce is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of national recognition.”
“We are delighted to be announced as regional finalists in the Countryside Alliance Awards. It is such an honor to be recognised for all the hard work that we do. These awards mean so much to us as it’s such a prestigious award to win and they are driven by nominations from the public. We cannot wait for the final at the House of Lords in April and to meet the other businesses doing so much for their community.
More information about the awards can be found here: www.countryside-alliance.org/campaigns/caawards/