Top 10 Producers 2019

This year saw the second annual Cotswold Eats Awards! Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and cast votes during the process.

Most awards focus on lots of specific categories, but we find that can be restricting when so many of the food and drinks businesses could fall under multiple categories, or one category could be filled with tons of nominees and another could have very few.

So while nominees were listed under a specific part of the Cotswolds, they are simply awarded as part of the Top 10 Places or Top 10 Producers, based entirely on overall votes from the public.

10. Cotswold Gold


Cotswold Gold produce cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oils from their family farm in Broadway. Their oil is premium quality and incredibly delicious in it's own right, but it is also used to create a range of infusions, sauces and flavoured mayonnaise.

You can find their products at shops across the country or direct online from their website.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

9. Stroud Brewery

Thrupp, near Stroud

Stroud Brewery are an organic craft beer producer based in Thrupp, near Stroud. Their beer is brewed to organic standards and soil association certified, using mostly Cotswold grown malted barley. They produce a great selection of beers, with a range of special seasonal beers appearing throughout the year.

They opened their larger brewery premises at the end of last year, including a tap room serving their beers and food on-site! We visited at their official opening in February, which you can read about here.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

8. Jolly Nice

Frampton Mansell

Jolly Nice are a farm shop in the Central Cotswolds, providing plenty of sustainably sourced produce. From free range meat and locally grown vegetables to artisan specialities and their famous ice cream.

On-site they also have a farm kitchen and coffee shop, serving up food and drink using their local produce.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

7. Hobbs House Bakery

Multiple Locations

Hobbs House continues to be a crowd favourite in and around the Cotswolds, baking a selection of fantastic bread and sweet treats.Their range of breads includes classic sourdough and rye, as well as large loaves and rolls. Their Sherston and Severn Seeds loaves are particular favourites at Cotswold Eats HQ.

You can buy directly at their shops across the Cotswolds, or order online at their website including custom bread boxes and cake subscriptions.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

6. Stroud Smokehouse


Stroud Smokehouse are a small producer that leave a big impression. Using hot and cold smoking techniques and curing methods, they create a range of delicious smoked meats, vegetables and ingredients. From classics like smoked salmon and garlic, to seasonal pork terrines and even 'vegan caviar' made from mustard seeds in smoked vinegar.

You can usually find their stall at Gloucester Farmer's Market on Fridays and Stroud Farmer's Market on Saturdays.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

5. Cotswolds Distillery

Stourton, near Shipston-on-Stour

Cotswolds Distillery have made a name for themselves in the Cotswolds and across the world. Their distillery near Shipston-on-Stour produces a wide range of spirits and liqueurs, including award winning Cotswolds Whisky and Cotswolds Dry Gin.

It's safe to say you will always find a Cotswolds Distillery product on the shelf at Cotswolds Eats HQ, with their Cream Liqueur a particular favourite in the winter.

First time Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

4. Sourdough Revolution


Sourdough Revolution is an artisan bakery in Lechlade, producing a small but perfected range of incredible sourdough bread. They been such a huge hit with customers in the area that they have now expanded into sourdough pizza too! You can find the breads in some great local cafes, or buy them directly at the pizza shop in Lechlade.

We visited the bakery earlier this year and will release our article soon after a quick pizza visit, so keep an eye out!

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

3. The Whole Bagel


The Whole Bagel are based in the centre of Bath, serving up a range of delicious bagel varieties freshly prepared with delicious fillings. They have a sit in cafe upstairs, but they are known best as a takeaway spot for a brilliant on-the-go lunch.

Every time we visit Bath, we go to the Whole Bagel.

First time Cotswold Eats Awards winner!

2. Fat Toni's Pizza

Cheltenham & Stroud

Fat Toni's have become a household name in Cheltenham and Stroud, serving up gigantic sourdough pizza to takeaway. There is a large choice of delicious toppings available, with a focus on making them as high quality as possible. In Cheltenham, you can also sit down for an old school pizzeria lunch or dinner.

We have ate many a Fat Toni's pizza at Cotswold Eats HQ.

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

1. The Cotswold Chippy

Mobile Food Truck

The Cotswold Chippy are a mobile chip shop van, visiting towns and villages across the Cotswolds on a bi-weekly rota. They have clearly been winning over the hearts (and stomachs) of customers with their delicious chippy, as you have voted them Top Producer for the second year running!

2018 & 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Winner.

Congratulations to all the 2019 Cotswold Eats Awards Top 10 Producers and to all the businesses who were nominated. A big thank you to everyone who voted in the awards.

Don't forget to check out the Top 10 Places tomorrow and keep an eye on our website over the coming months for in-depth articles and more.