Gwaun Valley Meats
3 St Davids Road
Gwaun Valley Meats in Letterston, has been nationally recognised for its Pembrokeshire Back Bacon after collecting the award for ‘Best Welsh Speciality’ at what is known as the Oscars of the Fine Food World , the ‘Great Taste Award’ Finals , held on 7th September at Fortnum & Mason’s in London. Gwaun Valley Meats was shortlisted for the national awards after having won three gold stars for its Bacon at an earlier stage of the competition. The awards, now in their sixteenth year, organised by the Guild of Fine Foods, are held to recognise and honour foods of the finest quality that are made in the UK and have steadily become a highly desirable accolade for British food producers. This year, out of a total of 4873 entries, just 83 were awarded three-star gold. The Bacon was then one of three Welsh Products to be shortlisted for the Best Welsh Speciality. The supreme judging panel on the final night included celebrity chef, Antony Worrall Thompson, Thomasina Miers from Masterchef , Blur bass player, farmer and writer Alex James, chef Mark Hix, and a surprise appearance from, BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans. William Evans Partner of Gwaun Valley Meats, says: “We were absolutely delighted when we previously received a three gold star award for our Pembrokeshire Bacon. But receiving the top accolade for Wales is one of the best awards any food producer could ask for.