Published:
14th September 2011
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Lincolnshire pips Cornwall to be crowned Britains favourite food spot

Lincolnshire is the surprise winner of a public poll to find Britain’s Favourite Food Spot, seeing off tough competition from Cornwall and Hampshire. The poll was conducted to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the national food celebration, British Food Fortnight, which starts this weekend (17 September – 2 October).  Voting has been taking place throughout the summer with the public casting their votes between the various English counties, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland.  Over 22,000 people [...]

Lincolnshire is the surprise winner of a public poll to find Britain’s Favourite Food Spot, seeing off tough competition from Cornwall and Hampshire.

The poll was conducted to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the national food celebration, British Food Fortnight, which starts this weekend (17 September – 2 October).  Voting has been taking place throughout the summer with the public casting their votes between the various English counties, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland.  Over 22,000 people cast their vote and in the latter stages, it became a neck and neck two-horse race that went right to the wire between Cornwall and Lincolnshire.

Organiser of British Food Fortnight, Alexia Robinson, comments: “People may be a little surprised that Lincolnshire has won as it is not often described as a foodie destination.  But its regional specialities are enjoyed nationwide and it has an incredibly strong farming community that has mounted a ferociously determined campaign to garner the necessary votes to win.  With the Face of this year’s British Food Fortnight also being from Lincolnshire, if Lincolnshire was not on the food map before this poll, it most certainly is now!”

An over-the-moon, Mary Powell, who is Tourism Development Manager for Tastes of Lincolnshire, says: “We have always believed Lincolnshire is the top food spot in the UK, and now’s our chance to get this recognised nationally. We have the freshest and tastiest local food – premium sausages, delectable pork pies, Lincoln Red beef and the famous Lincolnshire plumbread, best enjoyed with Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese. Add to that famous dishes such as stuffed Chine (salt pork filled with herbs) and Haslet  (pork meatloaf with herbs) and fields full of the finest vegetables – what more could a food lover ask for?  This competition has been a brilliant profile raiser for local food.  As a very rural, often forgotten part of Britain, it is great to be recognised as one of the great food producing areas!”

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