National food award for five year old city business

Felicity Duirwyn, owner of Filbert's receiving the award for Best Baker
Felicity Duirwyn, owner of Filbert's receiving the award for Best Baker

A Lancaster bakery has won the top prize in a national food and drink award.

Filbert’s, in King Street, was crowned Best Baker in the national Farm Shop and Deli Awards.

The independent baker, which is also celebrating five years in business, was honoured with the prestigious title in its category at the ceremony, held in Birmingham.

Among the comments from the judges, Filbert’s was complimented on its passion for making delicious bread with simple ingredients and in a way that teaches a new generation of bakers, as well as their customers, how special and different their products are. They were also complimented on their ethical principals and judges were also impressed by Filberts support of charities locally.

Felicity Duirwyn, owner of Filbert’s said: “We are so thrilled and surprised to have won this fantastic award and I hope as a result a few more local people may be tempted to come and taste the products that we have on offer at our shop!

“Being an independent trader isn’t always easy, so we’d love to encourage more Lancastrians to become fans of what we think is some of the best bread you’ll find anywhere.”

The shop now employs a team of over ten, with the majority of staff trained from scratch over the last five years.

Filbert’salso offers home delivery twice weekly and supplies several cafes and restaurants around Lancaster and the surrounding area with bread including The Print Room cafe in The Storey and The Radish Cafe on New Street. The team will be celebrating five years in business from 20th July with a series of events in store.