Stall Awards

2023 Stall Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Wells Food Festival Stall Awards. Stalls were judged by the festival’s sponsors, using a number of criteria, including visual impact, stall holder’s knowledge and sourcing of ingredients.

The winners are listed below, together with the judges’ comments.

For more information about the winners, click on the photos.

Best in Show

Forage & Combe

“Brilliantly entrepreneurial, making and selling delicious food.”

Sponsored by Charlie Bigham’s

Best Stalls Awards

Alcoholic Drinks

Fenny Castle Vineyard

It was a really close call, but in the end, it was the knowledge, passion and enthusiasm from owner James which swung it. He does it all – from planting the vines to bottling.

Sponsored by Truespeed

Bread, Cakes and Desserts

Plum Duff & Stuff

“This company is steeped in family tradition with one recipe dating back to 1849. There was such beautiful passion.”

Sponsored by Mogers Drewett


Feltham’s Farm

“A switched-on company. Really impressed by the efforts towards becoming carbon neutral. Plus, I particularly liked the refreshing La Fresca Margarita.”

Sponsored by Taylor Wimpey



“A very passionate team who clearly love their business and their product. We were impressed by their knowledge and range of delicious dates. We also loved the elegant and stylish look for the stand. We wish them every luck with their business.”

Sponsored by Millfield School

Cooks’ Ingredients

Forage & Combe

“There was such passion from this new family business. The product was delicious and we loved the foraging concept.”

Sponsored by Harris & Harris

Non-Alcoholic Drinks


“The idea of a local, sustainable business, using ingredients which may otherwise go to waste, made Herby4 stand out as the best of a good bunch.”

Sponsored by Clear Space


GingerBeard’s Preserves

“GingerBeard’s was the all-round package. Locally sourced wherever possible, a wide selection of products, and all were reasonably priced. Most of all though, it was the taste. Stunning flavours and some unusual combinations that really worked.”

Sponsored by Super8 Media

Snacks and Savouries

Billies & Tong

“This was such a well presented stand. The owners had bagfuls of enthusiasm and knowledge and we felt them a worthy winner.”

Sponsored by Mr Filbert’s

UK Street Food

Alp Mac

“They sourced locally where they could, whilst their other ingredients were authentic. They demonstrated such knowledge of their ingredients. Each component of the final dish was excellent.”

Sponsored by Chubb Bulleid

World Street Food

Murray May’s

“They had fantastic knowledge of their food with a clear idea of what they are aiming for, with their own take on Turkish cuisine. The spices with the meats were fantastic and you could appreciate the smokey flavours along with the herbs used in the salads.”

Sponsored by Pilgrim Saltus