Celebrating all that is best about wild British produce


The Eat Game Awards is an exciting initiative aimed at celebrating all that is best about wild British produce by recognising great culinary achievements and other contributions to the cooking and eating of game.

The public nominated the people or businesses that they felt embodied the criteria of each category. The top 10 nominees from the nomination process then moved through to the voting stage. Winners were announced at a gala dinner at Boisdale Canary Wharf in October 2018.

The full results can be found below.

Highlights included, Jess Noy (The Game Keepers Daughter), a young Chef from Suffolk who took home the accolade of ‘Best Chef’, against the likes of famous chefs, Richard Corrigan and Tom Aikens. YouTube Star and Butcher, Scott Rea, landed awards for Best Butcher and Game Hero following an overwhelming amount of support. The overall award for Champion of Champions, voted for by the Eat Game Awards panel, was presented to shoot-chef, Tristan Prudden of Constable Burton Estate, for going above and beyond in every area of the promoting of and serving of game.

The Awards reflect the ever-growing use of wild game, highlighting the champions of British game and rewarding their success, innovation and passion in working with this natural countryside harvest. The nominated charity that the Awards will be supporting is The Country Food Trust, whose aim is to feed those in need with game meat casseroles packaged in ready-to-eat long-life pouches.

Best Restaurant Regularly Serving Game
1st Bistro Forty-Six
2nd The Pig Hotel Hampshire
3rd Caddy Man Jedburgh

Other nominees in alphabetical order
Marchbank Country House Hotel, Cumbria
Mrs Millers, Cumbria
The Cart Shed, Epping
The Game Bird, London
The Gladwin Brothers (The Shed, The Rabbit, Nutbourne), London
The Jugged Hare, London
Tweed Restaurant, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Melrose

Best Pub Regularly Serving Game
1st The Sutton Gamekeeper
2nd Sinclair’s Kitchen
3rd Ye Olde Red Lion

Other nominees in alphabetical order
The Bell Hotel, Winslow
The Ferry House Inn, Isle of Sheppey
The Holly Bush Inn, Church Broughton
The Kings Arms, Rutland
The Malet Arms, Newton Tony
The Rigbye Arms, Wrightington
The Talbot, Knightwick

Best Chef Regularly Cooking Game
1st Jess Noy ‘The Gamekeepers Daughter’
2nd Tom Kitchin
3rd Tom Aikens

Other nominees in alphabetical order
Adam Fanson, Loyton Lodge
Bob Wright, the Eagles Inn
Brett Graham, The Ledbury
Chris Lee, Bildeston Crown
Fergus Henderson, St John
Phil Howard, Elystan Street
Richard Corrigan, Corrigan's Mayfair
Tom Godber-Ford Moore, Loyton Sporting
Tristan Prudden, Constable Burton

Best Game Farmers Market Stall
1st The Clucking Pig
2nd The Velveteen Rabbit Luncheon Club
3rd Clinton Venison

Other nominees in alphabetical order
Beth's Mogador, Kent
Country Box, Norwich
Gisby Game, Alresford
Oxclose Game, Wetherby
Seriously Venison, Perth
Stour Valley Game, Chilham

Best Added Value Game Meat Product
1st Truly Traceable
2nd Wild and Game
3rd Duchy Charcuterie

Other nominees in alphabetical order
Apley Farm Shop, Apley
Cwm Farm, Swansea
Furness Game, Cumbria
Great Glen Charcuterie, Roybridge
Norfolk Charcuterie, Burnham Thorpe
Silver Sheldon, Hexham
Stanbury Wild Game Pies, Cheriton Bishop

Best Multiple Retailer Selling Game
1st Aldi
2nd Waitrose
3rd Marks and Spencer’s

Other nominees in alphabetical order
Booths Supermarket

Best Small Retailer Selling Game
1st Wild Meat Company
2nd Bampton Game
3rd Fonab Game Larder

Other nominees in alphabetical order
Dainstreem Farm Shop, Bashley
Darts Farm Shop, Topsham
Dorset Game Larder, Dorchester
Foxholes Farm Shop, Hertford
Maisebrooke, Beccles
Partridges, London
Weyhill Farm Shop, Andover

Best Game Butcher
1st Scott Rea (Scott Rea Project)
2nd Cornwall’s Family Butchers
3rd Lavenham Butchers

Other nominees in alphabetical order
Chapmans Butchers, Baldock
Craigie Butchers, Orkney
Gabriel Machin, Henley-on-Thames
John Murray. Loxwood
M. Moen & Sons, London
Mills & Sons & Daughter, Southwold
Morley Butchers  London

Game Hero
1st Scott Rea (Scott Rea Project)
2nd James Martin
3rd Rachel Richards of Kingussie School

Other nominees in alphabetical order
Angela Hartnett, TV Chef
Angus Glens Moorland Group, Angus
Jamie Oliver, TV Chef
Keith Watson, Game for the Table
Lincolnshire Game, Boston
Mark Howard, Glemhall Hall Estate
Nick Weston, Hunter Gather Cook
Ralph Skripek, Butler's Pantry
Rosemary Shrager, TV Chef
Tim Maddams, Seasoned Cookery School
Tim Woodward, The Country Food Trust
Tristan Prudden, Constable Burton
Wayne Tuffin, Wayne Tuffin Game Services

Champion of Champions
Winner: Tristan Prudden of Constable Burton Hall Estate

Scottish Champion
Winner: Sinclair’s Kitchen, Forfar, Scotland

Best Teacher – Game Changer Project
Winner: Mary Mc Gauley



To consume what we shoot is vital for the future of game shooting in the UK. Whilst there has been 38% growth in the consumption of game from 2011 to 2016 with some real innovation coming from many food related businesses, this increase is from a small base. Purdey actively wish to support the even wider consumption of game as the recent Mintel report states 72% of consumers never eat game. We hope the Awards can provide the necessary incentive to encourage many more to participate. James Horne, Chairman, Purdey


The Eat Game Awards will be supporting the Country Food Trust. Their aim is to feed people in need using game meat casseroles and curries packaged in ready to eat long life pouches. 

In the first two years, they have helped to feed over 125,000 people and their aim is to feed 1,000,000 people in their first five years.  

All proceeds raised on the Awards night will go to the charity.

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