The Great Taste Awards winners have been announced and a host of East Lancashire businesses have been recognised. 

More than 50 products created by producers across Lancashire featured on this years list and have been praised for their flavour, appearance and quality of ingredients.

The awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, are the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards.

In East Lancashire, Clitheroe's Exchange Coffee Company - which also has a shop, coffee bar, private dining space and roastery in Blackburn, picked up a total of four stars for three of its products.

Its Tanzania Kongoni Estate was awarded two stars, while its Colombia Arhuaco - filter, and espresso - won a star each.

Haslingden had three winners of one star, with The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Co. getting a star each for its White Pudding and its Gaelic Crown, while Mr Fitzpatrick's won a star for its English Elderflower & Bramley Apple drink.

Anne-Marie Fenn, Managing Director of Mr Fitzpatrick’s Ltd, said: “We are thrilled! Each year we are getting more and more awards from our full range.

“We are just going to keep going and hopefully keep being part of the Great Taste Awards – and watch the awards keep coming.

“Many people are drawn to those Great Taste labels and makes them eager to try the rest of our range too.

”Make sure to visit our Temperance Bar on Bank Street in Rawtenstall to try the full range.”

Dough Ball Pizza in Burnley picked up one star for its Caputo Sourdough, while Booths, which is based in Ribbleton and has stores stores in Clitheroe and Longridge, won one star for its Festive Yule Cake.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Judges described the dough as superior quality, with and amazing flavour, a perfect rise and a crisp finish.

“I am so happy to have won the award – hopefully there will be some more award wins in the future.

“We want to thank our customers for staying loyal and we hope new ones can come and try the dough for themselves.”

Each year judges, including leading critics, chefs, buyers and restaurateurs, carefully pore over thousands of entrants to select the year’s top products.

This year, 5,555 products made the list, with 241 receiving three stars, 1,237 products getting two stars, and 4,077 winning one star.

Winning products are allocated one, two, or three stars, which indicate:

  • 3-star: Extraordinarily tasty foods.
  • 2-star:  Above and beyond delicious.
  • 1-star: A food that delivers fantastic flavour.  

Full list of Lancashire winners in the Great Taste Awards 2022

Three stars:


Two Lancashire-based companies managed to secure a three-star rating for their products.

They are:

  • Farm Yard Brew Co, Lancaster

Product: Gulf beer, that’s described as “a sucker punch of a beer that’s not afraid to pack flavour into every glass”.

  • Fairham Gin, Penwortham

Product: Ochre Edition gin, described as “a  truly handcrafted, copper distilled, award winning, Dry Lancashire Gin that is vapour infused together using a delicate blend of 12 carefully selected botanicals, fruits and spices.”


Two stars:

  • Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses Limited, Preston

Products: Sunday Best, Beacon Blue

  • Exchange Coffee Company, Clitheroe

Product: Tanzania Kongoni Estate

  • Choc Amor, Ormskirk

Product: Sea Salted Nibs

  • House of Gelato, Preston

Products: Pear sorbet, Salted caramel with French fleur de sel

  • Ice Cream Science/The Artisan Ice Cream Co/Rogue Artisan Ice Cream, Preston

Product: Salted Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • Chocolat Madagascar, Preston

Product: Single Terroir MALIOLIO 100% cacao

  • The Three Wheel Gin Company, Morecambe

Product: Eric's Morecambe Gin

  • Cook and Co t/a The Cereal Box, Lancaster

Product: Gingerbread Granola

  • Farm Yard Brew Co, Lancaster

Products: Chaff beer

  • Dewlay Cheesemakers, Garstang 

Products: Crumbly Lancashire Cheese, Double Gloucester Cheese


One star:

  • Booths, Ribbleton

Product: Booths Festive Yule Cake

  • The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company, Haslingden

Products: White Pudding, Gaelic Crown

  • Exchange Coffee Company, Clitheroe

Products: Colombia Arhuaco (espresso), Colombia Arhuaco (cafetiere)

  • Mr. Fitzpatrick's Ltd, Haslingden

Product: English Elderflower & Bramley Apple

  • Choc Amor, Ormskirk

Products: Coffee, Kalamata Olive Oil

  • House of Gelato, Preston

Products: White peach andar rose tea sorbet

  • Ice Cream Science/The Artisan Ice Cream Co/Rogue Artisan Ice Cream, Preston

Products: Clotted Cream Ice Cream and Single-Origin Ecuadorian White Chocolate

  • Ice Brindle Distillery Ltd, Chorley

Products: Cuckoo Supernova Gin, Cuckoo Spring Vodka

  • Chocolat Madagascar, Preston

Products: Vegan Blanc, Single Terroir AMBOHIMENA 100% cacao

  • Sandgrown Ventures Ltd. Lytham St. Annes

Products: Lytham Gin Original Dry Gin, Lytham Gin Zesty Orange, Leggets x Nick Hammond Oriental Cigar Gin, Northcote Obsession Gin

  • Cool Beans Coffee UK Ltd, Blackpool

Product: Organic Fairtrade Sumatra Beans

  • Browns Butchers Ltd, Chorley

Products: Chorley sausage, Dry Cure Bacon, Beef Sirloin Steak, English Pork Chop

  • The Three Wheel Gin Company, Lancaster

Product: Lancaster Dry Gin

  • Dough Ball Pizza Ltd, Burnley

Product: Caputo sourdough

  • Althams Fine Foods, Morecambe

Products: Supper Club Cottage Pie, Supper Club Shepherd’s Pie, Supper Club Macaroni Cheese and Pancetta

  • Farm Yard Brew Co, Lancaster

Products: Hoof

  • Blendsmiths Drinkmakers, Carnforth

Products: Beetroot Blend, Chocolate Blend

  • Fairham Gin, Penwortham

Product: Signature Edition