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8th September 2012

Thornbridge Brewery wins Best Speciality from Midlands and East Anglkia

“Hoppy, subtle, pale gold, character and complexity with a long aftertaste” commented judges as they awarded Thornbridge Brewery’s Jaipur IPA a coveted Golden Fork Award for Best Speciality from Midlands and East Anglia at the annual Great Taste 2012 Awards dinner on 3rd September. Based in Bakewell, Derbyshire, Thornbridge Brewery is now amongst the top food and drink producers in the UK having won through round after round of rigorous judging with its Jaipur

IPA – ale which one judge described as “a meadow in a glass”.


Guild of Fine Food chairman Bob Farrand commented; “Thornbridge Brewery can be rightly proud of this award for its Jaipur IPA which received huge plaudits from the judges. The Golden Fork Award places this incredibly complex Ale alongside exquisite fine foods and it rightly deserves its place there. Brewing is going through exciting times with some outstanding craft breweries setting up and we are pleased that Great Taste 2012 is able to recognise and celebrate the artisan skills of new generations of brewers.”


Thornbridge Brewery: 01629 641000


The Great Taste accreditation scheme, run by The Guild of Fine Food, is recognised

by both producers and discerning consumers, as a sign of quality and reassurance

that the product is outstanding.


The Great Taste 2012 facts –

  • • 8,807 different products entered
  • • 350 professional judges who search out the “wow-taste that” foods
  • • 45 days of judging
  • • 2,793 products awarded a 1-,2-, or 3-star Gold
  • • 123 products awarded the top 3-Star Gold
  • • NINE Golden Fork Awards for Best Regional Speciality
  • • ONE Supreme Champion



For further information please contact any of the following:


Alex Buchanan: 07900 416 812 Thornbridge Brewery

Joanne Myram at Positive PR on: 01935 389497 or

Tortie Farrand on: 01963 824464

Guild of Fine Food, Guild House, Station Road, Wincanton, Somerset

BA9 9FE / |

01963 824464

4 September 2012



Editor’s Note Great Taste at The Cadogan – The Cadogan Hotel, Sloane

Street, SW1 and the Great Taste Awards have created a showcase restaurant

highlighting award-winning British producers from across the UK.


Thornbridge Brewery’s Jaipur IPA is one of the award-winning Great Taste products

highlighted at Selfridges Food Hall, part of the Great