And your winners are...

And your winners are...

Posted 5th Feb 2016

Welcome to our second annual LandLove Magazine Awards results. You have once again voted in your thousands to help us celebrate the very best things about the British countryside and the people who make it so wonderful

We asked you to vote for your favourites over the past three months and were inundated with responses, all keen to give our countryside champions the recognition they deserve. We received thousands of votes from our readers, so a big thank you for taking the time to vote, helping us to crown your 2015 award winners. There were 12 different categories to vote for, from Britain’s favourite drinks producer, day out and farm to Britain’s favourite historic town, place to eat and garden. Turn overleaf to discover the lucky recipients of this year’s awards.


Britain’s favourite charitable organisation... The National Trust

‘We are delighted to have won Britain’s favourite charitable organisation and Britain’s favourite historic house in the LandLove Awards. As a charity we work tirelessly to protect Britain’s historic places, and it’s fantastic to have the support of LandLove readers.’
Lauren Hoskin, Assistant PR Officer


Britain’s favourite place to eat... Sams on the beach

‘Sams on the Beach is delighted to have won a Landlove Award. In Cornwall we are fortunate to have exceptional quality local produce that we use and promote along with an outstanding location on the beach. This all adds up to a great dining experience. Thank you all for voting.’
Emma Sixton, Owner



Britain’s favourite day out... RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

‘We are extremely proud to have won the award for Britain’s favourite day out, especially as we celebrated the show’s 25th anniversary last year. We are always looking to pack in more and more exciting and interactive content to inspire and ensure the show is a great day out for the family, so it’s fantastic to receive this kind of recognition.’
Dave Green, Show Manager




Britain’s favourite place to stay... Cottage in the Wood

‘It is always wonderful to receive an award. Providing hospitality and taking care of people is very fulfilling. However, it is particularly rewarding when chosen by a readership and publication whose values we so ardently share; a love for nature and the diversity of the countryside.’
Kath and Liam Berney, Owners


Britain’s favourite garden... Trebah Gardens

‘We were delighted to be nominated for a LandLove Award and are absolutely over the moon to have won! Our team work really hard to keep the garden looking fantastic and to always offer excellent customer service to our visitors. This is a real pat on the back for all of their efforts. A massive thank you to everyone that voted, we’re thrilled!”
Jonathan Bray, Marketing and Business Development Manager


Britain’s favourite food producer... HECK

‘Winning Britain’s favourite food producer is something we’re incredibly proud of. From the outset we’ve had an uncompromising approach to the food we make and I think our win is a real reflection of the hard work the whole team delivers every day and the passion we all share for the production of good food. We’d like to thank everyone who backed us and took the time to vote.’
Jamie Keeble, Heck Co-founder


Britain’s favourite nature reserve... Skomer Island

‘We are absolutely delighted that Skomer has been recognised as Britain’s favourite nature reserve. It’s an amazing place to visit and stay for a unique wildlife adventure. The island is internationally important for its seabird populations. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that voted!’
Gina Gavigan, Marketing and Development Manager for The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales


Britain's favourite farm... Cotswold Farm Park

‘We are delighted to receive this award. Cotswold Farm Park was established in 1971 by my dad, Joe Henson, who was passionate about rare breeds conservation and sharing his passion and love for farming and the countryside. We are passionate about farming, and we love welcoming visitors onto the farm to meet our animals and enjoy the countryside.’
Adam Henson and Duncan Andrews, Directors


Britain’s favourite drinks producer... Ampleforth Abbey Cider

‘We were thrilled to be voted Britain’s favourite drinks producer and would like to thank our loyal customers for their support. Whilst we run the largest commercial orchard in the North of England, we still use traditional production methods which is what our customers love about our cider – as well as the delicious taste of course!’
Tim Saxby, Orchard Manager


Britain’s favourite historic house... National Trust Powis Castle and Garden





Britain’s favourite outdoor clothing brand... The North Face

‘We are delighted to receive the LandLove Award for Britain’s favourite outdoor clothing brand, and would like to thank readers for voting for us. Our goal is to provide the best performing gear that will protect wearers from the elements and help push the boundaries of exploration. It is great to know this has resonated with LandLove readers!’
Emily Chang, The North Face Brand Marketing PR


Britain's favourite historic town... Stratford-upon-Avon

‘We are thrilled and delighted to hear that Stratford-upon-Avon has been chosen as Britain’s favourite historic town, especially in a year when it will be in the world’s spotlight.
 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, and we will be celebrating his legacy with a host of exciting events, performances and exhibitions across the region.’
Helen Peters, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s England


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