An award-winning farm shop has another title to add to its collection – after being voted the home of Britain’s best bacon butties.
Bolster Moor Farm Shop was named the winner of a competition run by food magazine Olive to find the best bacon butties in the country.
Readers in the competition – run as part of Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week in March – were asked to nominate their favourite bacon butty makers.
Mystery shoppers then visited the 200 entrants nominated to try them out.
Farm shop owner Simon Haigh said: “We didn’t even know we had been nominated, but it’s always nice to get some recognition.”
He said: “We are pretty unusual in that everything in our bacon butties – like our full breakfasts – is produced on the farm. We bake the bread for the teacakes and cure the bacon.”
Mr Haigh said the bacon butties were popular with customers using the 80-seater restaurant, but said: “The full breakfast is our top seller, particularly at weekends.”
The latest accolade follows the Golcar farm shop’s success in February at the BPEX North East Regional Roadshow in Harrogate when it won four of the 10 categories available for its pork pies and sausages.
They entered 24 products with 23 claiming gold and the other a silver. Their traditional pork pie scored a perfect 100 points, making it champion pork pie.