Barn Farm Drinks shortlisted for a Great British Food Award

Barn Farm Drinks shortlisted for a Great British Food Award

Local fruit juice brand, Barn Farm Drinks, has received national recognition after being shortlisted for a Great British Food Award.

The producer’s clear Raspberry & Apple juice has been shortlisted in the Best Non-Alcoholic Drink category less than a year after it was launched.

It is the second year running that Barn Farm Drinks, which is located just outside of Manningtree on the Suffolk/Essex border, has enjoyed success at the Great British Food Awards – last year their signature cloudy Raspberry & Apple juice was shortlisted in the same category.

Speaking about the latest shortlisting, Managing Director of Barn Farm Drinks, Craig Williamson, said: “It’s a great honour and a fantastic achievement for us to have our clear Raspberry & Apple juice shortlisted at this year’s Great British Food Awards, less than 12 months after we launched it.

“We introduced the juice in December 2018 following feedback from our pub and restaurant stockists – they were asking for a clear juice which they could serve both on its own and with spirits, so that’s what we created.”

Barn Farm Drinks is one of only two Red Tractor approved juice producers in the country and every bottle contains only 100% fruit juice, with absolutely no added sugar or added colours. The juices are all pressed, blended and bottled on site at Barn Farm, wherever possible using berries which are grown directly on the farm too.

In an incredibly innovative step for a fruit juice producer and rather than using a traditional fruit press, Barn Farm Drinks uses equipment which is normally used to make champagne and sparkling wine to make their juices.

Barn Farm Drinks are available in almost 200 retailers, farm shops and pubs across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, including 94 East of England Co-op stores as part of chain’s ‘Sourced Locally’ range and 24 Chelmsford Store Co-ops under their ‘Only Way is Local’ range.

Now in their 15th year, the Great British Food Awards were launched to celebrate the country’s finest home-grown ingredients, as well as the hard-working teams who produce and cook with them. This year, the awards are bigger and better than ever, with lots of new categories and celebrity judges including Raymond Blanc, John Torode, Monica Galetti, and Michel Roux Jr.

For more information about Barn Farm Drinks, visit their website.