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Great Taste “Supreme Champion” 2020 Winner out of 12,777 entries of the Best Food & Drink in the World from over 100 Countries!

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork won "Supreme Champion" in the Great Taste Awards 2020, acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation for artisan and speciality food producers.  Redhill Farm won from 12,777 entries of the best food and drink in the world from over 100 countries.

The Awards were on-line with the Supreme Champion announced by Xanthe Clay  see YouTube link:

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork wins third Great Taste Golden Fork!

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Shoulder has won another covetted Golden Fork in the Great Taste Awards 2020 for the 2nd year running but also making it a hat-trick of Golden Forks for us!

Having impressed at every stage of the blind-tasted judging process, as a record-breaking 12,777 entries were assessed over 14 weeks of remote judging and socially distanced judging sessions, the “crunchy, fatty and clean tasting” Free Range Pork Shoulder was celebrated as the best tasting product in the Midlands during the virtual Great Taste Golden Fork award ceremony on Thursday 22 October.

Watch the award on youtube:

Guild of Fine Food Finalist ‘Shop of the Year 2020

So delighted to have been shortlisted again for the 2nd year running since opening our Redhill Farm Shop in the Bail in the Guild of Fine Food Shop of the Year Awards 2020.

We have been selected as one of the 6 Best Specialist Food Shops in the UK.

We're so pleased as this demonstrates that not only do we produce outstanding Great Taste Award winning produce but we look after our customers too!

Great Taste Golden Fork 2019

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork wins Great Taste Awards Golden Fork for the Midlands 2019 ... a Fine Food Oscar!

Following a record-breaking 12,772 entries judged over 75 days, Great Taste, the world’s most revered food and drink awards, has reached its grand finale for 2019. The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink from the Midlands was presented to Redhill Farm Free Range Pork from Gainsborough for its “super succulent” Free Range Shoulder of Pork, produced from the family-run farm’s own herd of free range Duroc cross pigs. 

The Great Taste judges swooned over this product’s wonderful fat content, crisp crackling and deep flavour, agreeing that “this must have been a happy pig”, as the Free Range Shoulder of Pork impressed at every stage of the blind-tasted judging process. Rising to the top among hundreds of other entries from the Midlands, the pork was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 1 September at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to discover this year’s stars of food and drink.

Michel Roux Jr. judges Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

‘Exceptional quality pork’  Michel Roux Jr

Two-star Michelin chef and owner of Le Gavroche, Michel Roux Jr. judged our Air Dried Pancetta in the final of the Great British Food Awards commenting..."This was a close second and I'd say it's as good as the one I use at Le Gavroche.  It's exceptional quality pork, with superb seasoning".

This is as good as it gets for us as a small artisan food producer to have the quality of our produce acknowledged at the highest level by chefs at the top of their profession.  

Well done to our son, George, who has been developing our Charcuteire range for the last year - this is his first product and it is already recognised nationally acheiving 1*Star Great Taste Award 2018.  

We were delighted that all 5 of our entries to the Great British Food Awards made it to the final to be judged by acclaimed chefs, Monica Galetti, Nathan Outlaw and Michel Roux Jr.  

Guild of Fine Food Finalist ‘Shop of the Year 2019’

Our lovely new Redhill Farm Shop in the Bail, in Lincoln City has made the shortlist for the 6 Best UK Specialist Food Shops in the Guild of Fine Food Shop of the Year 2019 Awards.

We're so pleased that all our hard work - not only in producing Great Taste Award winning produce ourselves but also - in our efforts to make sure we sell our produce in the best possible way by selling it ourselves and remaining small scale, not supplying supermarkets, but selling in person to virtually every single customer we have.  

Well done to George in particular who runs our Shop in the Bail and looks after all our customers so well.  

delicious.magazine produce awards finalist 2018

delicious.magazine Produce Awards - Finalist 2018

Our second year of entering we're so happy to see that our consistency is recognised again by delicious.magazine in their annual awards.  

Great Food Club Producer of the Year 2018/19

For the second year running Redhill Farm has been awarded winner of the Great Food Club Producer of the Year 2018/19.

The judges commented "The words 'integrety' and 'food production' are unfortunately seldom put together.  Redhill Farm Free Range Pork founder and owners Jane & Terry Tomlinson, however personify integrity.  For the past 20 years they have based their whole ethos around the highest levels of animal welfare and this leads to fabulously good pork products".

Thank you to the judges and Great Food Club founder, Matt Wright, for the work they do to help highlight some of the best food businesses in the region.

delicious.magazine Produce Awards - Finalist 2017

Finalists in the delcious.produce awards run by delicious.magazine 2017.

Great Food Club Producer of the Year 2017/18

We're so amazed to have won Producer of the Year 2017/18 with the Great Food Club.  Thanks to Matt Wright, founder of Great Food Club, who works tirelessly to find and promote the best small independent food businessess in the region.  

Redhill Farm New ‘Shop in the Bail’ Opens in Lincoln 2017

We can now bring our Farm to the City with the opening of our new Redhill Farm 'Shop in the Bail' - we're proud to be able to stock our shop with the best quality free range, ethically farmed meat all from our own Farm.  Alongside our Free Range Pork we also produce Grass-Fed Beef & Lamb, our Free Range Eggs and Raw Honey from our own hives.  

We also have a carefull selected range of outstanding, delicious produce from other Farmers and Primary Producers who we have selected due to sharing the same standards of quality, authenticy and small scale ethical values that we have.

Our lovely son, George is in charge of running the Shop - so please go along and have a look at our new shop, George will we able to tell you anything you need to know about our produce and how it's farmed and produced - he knows - he's lived it!

Made In Lincolnshire Awards 2017 - Winner

Redhill Farm annouced as winner of the Made In Lincolnshire Awards 2017.

This is a significant award for us as it's for manufacturing in Lincolnshire - not just the Food & Farming business but - from all the businesses in Lincolnshire who are all equally proud of what they make in this County.

We are so honoured to win this award and help raise the profile of our lovely County in any way we can.

Thank you Lincolnshire!

Reception for Defra’s UK ‘50 Food Stars’ 2015

Redhill Farm was selected from hundreds of national award winning food & drink businesses and invited by Elizabeth Truss MP to the launch day of DEFRA’s "50 Food Stars" in London on 26 February at Noble House ending with a reception at No.11 Downing Street.  

As a 50 Food Star Redhill Farm has become part of a select group of like-minded independent food and drink businesses sharing experience and ideas and gaining support from world-leading experts and entrepreneurs in the UK Food & Drink industry.

“We are incredibly proud to be considered as one of the rising stars in the UK food industry. Terry & I had an amazing day meeting like-minded producers, many of whom we already knew as fellow national award winners. The launch was a great day of celebration of the achievements and successes of Britain’s independent food and drink producers as well as plenty of inspiration to look to the future” comments Jane Tomlinson.

Great Taste Best Speciality Food Midlands & East Anglia 2014

We have been awarded the Golden Fork Award in the Great Taste Awards for Best Speciality Food Midlands & East Anglia for our free range loin of pork.

The Great Taste Awards is the world's largest and most rigorous food awards scheme involving over 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting.

This year a distinguished panel of judges including Sheila Dillon, Presenter of BBC Radio 4 Food Programme and Food Critic and journalist, Charles Campion, blind-tasted in teams to ensure a balance of expertise, age and gender, and commented:

"Lovely looking rack of pork. Golden skin and savoury aromas. The texture is very tender and it carves very well. The fat is nice and sweet and the crackling came up very well. Full flavoured pork as it should be." The judges also awarded it a 3 star Gold and selected it as one of the Top 50 Foods in Britain before nominating it for a prestigious Golden Fork Award.

New Farm Shop Opens

We are really excited to announce that we have now moved into our fantastic new building on the farm and our lovely new Farm Shop is now open five days each week.

Our New Farm Shop Opening Times are Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm.

Please see our Farm Shop page for directions - we look forward to seeing you!

Howzat! Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Pies on menu at Lords’ Cricket Ground

Jamie Oliver Fabulous Feasts are featuring Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Pies again at Lords' Cricket Ground in all their Hampers this Summer.  

Following on from last year when Fabulous Feasts first won the 3 year contract for exclusive Event Catering at the venue, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Pies are once again sought after by the Jamie Oliver Group when quality matters most!

Our Pork Pies are also being supplied through them to the Queens' Club for the Tennis.

Lincolnshire Producer of the Year 2014

We are delighted to have won PRODUCER OF THE YEAR at The Select Lincolnshire Food and Drink Awards Thursday 6th February 2014 at The PetwoodHotel in Woodhall Spa.

Held in Association with Lincolnshire Life Awards this annual event honours the great and the good of the Lincolnshire food scene – and awards top accolades to over a dozen food establishments, producers and businesses dedicated to using the finest Lincolnshire cuisine.

This is the second time we have won this award, having won in 2012, and we are so proud of the entire team here.

We offer our congratulations to all the finalists.

Financial Times: Top 5 Best UK Bacon Curers

The Financial Times has recently named Redhill Farm as one of the Top 5 Best Bacon Curers in the UK!

We are honoured to be listed along side some great companies including generation curers, a Delia Smith food hero and a Royal Warrant.  This is what they had to say about our bacon:

"This Lincolnshire farm offers a range of bacon cuts you just don’t see these days. As well as back and streaky there’s middle bacon, which is streaky and back still connected together, and collar bacon, which is cut from the shoulder and possesses more flavour due to the darker meat and beautiful marbling of fat. All their (smoked) bacon is cold smoked for 17 hours over mature English oak chips."

James Martin’s Food Map of Britain BBC TV Episode at Redhill Farm

TV Chef, James Martin's new BBC2 series will go on air from 16th to 27th September and will focus on the importance of knowing the real provenance of our food and will highlight the benefits of buying direct from the people who produce it. The Lincolnshire episode will be broadcast Thursday 26th September 6.30pm (check local listings) and covers pea harvesting on the fens as well as Free Range Pork at Redhill Farm. 

BBC Countryfile episode filmed at Redhill Farm and follow on at local Farmers’ market

We were the venue for part of the filming for a recent episode of BBC1's Countryfile in Lincolnshire shown on Sunday 16 October BBC1.

Presenters Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison and the team spent two days filming with us on the farm and also followed us to Sleaford Farmers’ Market to find out more about the Lincolnshire Sausage for their Lincolnshire feature.

BBC Good Food magazine British Food Stars: Top 3 Best UK Sausage Producers

We are very proud to be selected as one of the UK 's top 3 artisan sausage producers by BBC Good Food magazine. Their British Food Stars feature in the September 2011 issue celebrates British Food Fortnight 17 September - 2 October and states that "happily, traditional British Bangers, using wholesome ingredients, are alive and well."


Great Taste Awards 2013 - Results In !

The results of the Great Taste Awards are in - we got 5 Gold Awards out of 6 entries - 4 x 1 Star Golds + 1 x 2 Star Gold - well done team!

We won a 2 star gold for our Free Range Pork and were awarded 1 Star golds for Pancetta, Black Pudding, Haslet and Free Range Pork Pie!

The Great Taste Awards, run by the Guild of Fine Food, are regarded as the highest standard national awards for all Fine Food and Artisan Producers in the UK. Their 3-Star Gold Award system is the equivalent of Michelin Stars for food producers.

James Martin films with us for his new BBC series! July 29th 2013

We were delighted to host James Martin and his BBC film crew over three days this week. The popular TV chef spent time on the farm helping out with the pigs and cooking some of our national award-winning pork in the barn where the feed for the pigs is milled using corn grown on the farm. The BBC TV crew then followed the story of how the pork gets from the farm to the customer with further filming in the on-farm butchery and at a Lincoln Farmers’ Market. Filming on the farm was particularly enjoyable for James and close to his heart having been brought up looking after pigs on the estate farm at Castle Howard, which his father managed. The BBC series will go on air in September and will focus on the importance of knowing the real provenance of our food and will highlight the benefits of buying direct from the people who produce it.

Visit our Facebook page to see images of James and the crew during filming and click on 'newsletter sign up'  so we can let you know when the programme will be on air.


England Cricket Legend Alec Stewart Visits Us At The Lincolnshire Show

Former England Cricket Captain Alec Stewart took time out from his busy schedule at the Lincolnshire Show to meet us in the Food Court and sample our Pork Pie as he heard it has been selected by Jamie Oliver for all his Fabulous Feasts Hampers at Lord's test matches this Summer. He sampled some pork pie for himself and said it was delicious!

HRH The Countess Of Wessex visits our stand at The Lincolnshire Show

Jane & Terry were honoured to meet HRH The Countess Of Wessex on the second day of this year's Lincolnshire Show as she toured the Food Court. She chatted to Jane & Terry about their Freedom Food accredited farm and their national award-winning free range pork. Jane & Terry also received a Highly Commended award for their stand earlier in the day.

Country Homes & Interiors - April 2013 issue

We are delighted to be featured as the "Food Masters" in the FOOD NOTES section (page 23) of this popular national magazine and it is lovely to see our Lincolnshire haslet given a national mention as well!

Winner - Lincolnshire People’s Choice Award !

We are completely shocked and delighted to be joint winners of the 2013 Lincolnshire Co-operative People's Choice Award which we received at The Select Lincolnshire Food and Drink Awards on 7 February. The evening was held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Lincoln where our free range pork is regularly featured on their wonderful menu. The People's Choice Award is voted for by members of the public and as we're not on Facebook and don't have many followers on Twitter and didn't even tell our staff or ask customers, its a great surprise and wonderful to know that there is so much genuine support for our business. Thank you to everyone that voted for us!

Escape To The Country BBC1 Monday 21 January 2013 3pm

We will be appearing on Escape to the Country on BBC 1 on Monday 21 January at 3pm. Monday's programme is set in Lincolnshire, helping a couple of retired expats, with a budget of £300,000, return from France and find a rural retreat on home soil. While in the county, presenter Alistair Appleton and the film crew brought the couple to Redhill Farm to see how we farm, produce and sell our national award-winning free range pork and to experience our beautiful countryside – we hope you can tune in!

Delicious magazine November 2012

Leading national food magazine Delicious visited us at the farm this Summer and has written a 'Food Hero' article about Jane in the November issue, choosing to focus on how it all started for Redhill Farm Free Range Pork.  Of course, for the last 12 years it's been a huge team effort with husband Terry and all the staff at the farm which seems to have been over-looked!  Anyhow, we are in good company as chef Richard Corrigan and Celebrity MasterChef winner Liz McClarnon are also featured in the same section and Nigella is on the front cover!

BBC Countryfile magazine September 2012

BBC Countryfile magazine recommends readers visit us as part of their Food Tour in the Discover Eastern England feature. We love how this great magazine sums us up...."Pork mainly, but what pork!....."

Winner Best In Britain - Countryside/Farm Business Award 2012!

We are thrilled to have been awarded the title Best In Britain - Countryside/Farm Business in the first Greats Of Great Britain Awards. The public voted us winners of this category in the Grown In Great Britain section of the national awards. We are in good company - other category winners include Marmite, Banksey and Bluebells.

Great Food September 2012 The Quest For An Honest Sausage

Editor Matt Wright visited the farm this Summer and has written a great article on Defra's refusal to protect Lincolnshire sausages and the issue of honest food labelling.

Great British Food Jul/Aug features Jane’s Recipe

National food magazine, Great British Food, features Jane's delicious Black Pudding Stuffed Fillet recipe in the July/August issue page 113 - "perfect for Al Fresco dinner parties!"

Great British Food May 2012

Great British Food magazine May issue features our Lincolnshire Pork Pies and says they are "little beauties....perfectly seasoned free-range pork encased in the crispiest pastry imaginable – perfect for picnics or just munching in front of the telly!" - we couldn't agree more.


UK’s Top Food County Selects it’s Producer of the Year!

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork was judged the clear winner of the Lincolnshire Producer of the Year Award 2012 at the recent Lincolnshire Food & Drink Awards. Jane & Terry Tomlinson received the award at the glamorous awards dinner held at the 4*Star DoubleTree by Hilton which already has Redhill Farm Free Range Pork on the menu. To have won Producer of the Year in the same year that Lincolnshire is the UK Food County of the Year is as good at it gets!  As always this reflects the dedication and hard work of all the team back at the farm - this is for them.

Great Food magazine Jan/Feb 2012

Great Food magazine celebrates local produce in the Heart of England and in this issue features us under the heading,"Among the Porkers - Redhill Farm raises what could well be the UK's best pork."

We are great fans of the magazine and the unique way it tells the stories of the people who bring local produce to your plates. It also has great restaurant reviews, events information and news from the local food and drink scene

House & Garden February 2012

We are very excited to be featured in international magazine House & Garden in the February 2012 issue (page 150) in Taste Notes by Food & Wine Editor, Joanna Simon. Joanna sampled our Premium Black Pudding for herself before selecting it to appear in this prestigious magazine.

Great Taste Awards 2011

We are thrilled to announce our new Great Taste Gold Awards for 2011:

  • 2* star gold award for our Lincolnshire Free Range Pork Pie - 25 judges agreed it was perfect!
  • 1* star gold award for our Oak Smoked Pancetta 
  • 1* star gold award for our Lincolnshire Free Range Pork Sausages. 

The Great Taste Awards, run by the Guild of Fine Food, are regarded as the highest standard national awards for all Fine Food and Artisan Producers in the UK.

The Goring - Royal Wedding Hotel - has Redhill Farm Free Range Pork on the menu

Did you know that The Goring - host Hotel to the Middleton family during the Royal Wedding  - has Redhill Farm Free Range Pork on the menu?  Every Monday lunchtime our Free Range Loin of Pork is featured on the menu and has been for the last 3 years.

Countryside Alliance Awards - Local Food Award Winners East of England region.

We are really amazed and happy to be able to announce that we have been selected out of thousands of entries to become the winners of the Local Food Award for the East of England region.  We were invited to the House of Lords for the Countryside Alliance Awards ceremony.


Terry on Harry Hill’s TV Burp! - ITV 7.50pm Sat 12 Feb

Terry's appearance on Harry Hill on Saturday was a great surprise! - It showed a clip of him from The Secret Supper Club with presenter Olly Smith.

Channel 4 Secret Supper Club - 3.50pm Sat 5 Feb 2011

Watch us if you missed it on

Featured in Homes & Gardens Magazine

We are delighted to have our Lincolnshire Pork Pies featured in the food section of Homes & Gardens Magazine Feb Issue 2011.

Local Food Awards Regional Finalists

Thank you to anyone who nominated us for the Countryside Alliance ‘Local Food’ Awards – we very happy to announce we are Regional Finalists. Further judging will take place in February – fingers crossed!

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