Tribute to Louth’s friendly, award winning shops and restaurants

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LOUTH food retailers who have picked up two awards recently have been congratulated on their efforts.

Several shops and restaurants have been praised for their top quality food at a number of awards.

Patrick Neville, Chairman of the Louth Food and Drink Group, said: “An impressive array of recent awards for Louth food producers and restaurants has strengthened Louth’s status as a good food town. In the past fortnight no fewer than five of the town’s food businesses have received national and county recognition for everything from sausages, pies, bacon and cheese to quality cuisine.

“They are Trevor Fairburn Butchers and Perkins’ Pantry, both in Mercer Row, The Cheese Shop in Eastgate, Melanie’s Restaurant in Upgate and Pocklingtons Bakery in the Market Place.

“The Louth Food and Drink Group, formed last year as a member of the Louth Town Partnership, congratulates the winners. The group, whose objective is to promote Louth as a food town of excellence, was the driving force behind last year’s St James Summer Fayre and the Victorian Family Fayre.

“This year the St James event on July 17 will be focusing on food, while a re-run of the popular Victorian Family Fayre on October 23 also will have plenty of food products. Applications from market traders have poured in, and the group now seeks support from more of Louth’s food shops to give added impetus to the food town campaign.”