Lydford Gorge Chutney produced byDevon based Waterhouse Fayre has won silver in the prestigious 2012 Taste of the West awards. The prestigious Taste of the West Awards is one of the most highly respected in the food and drink industry, established nineteen years ago. The awards highlight successful and high quality businesses across food and drink production, hospitality and food retail.
For a number of years the tearoom at Lydford Gorge has made its own no cook chutney to be served as an accompaniment with its pasties and sandwiches. The chutney has always been a hit with the visitors at Lydford Gorge with many visitors asking for the recipe and asking if they could buy a jar to take home. In responding to visitor feedback and comments about the chutney the team at Lydford worked with local jam and chutney producer, Waterhouse Fayre, one of the National Trust suppliers, to use the basic recipe to produce a sellable version of the Chutney. After much tasting by the Lydford team the final version of the Lydford Gorge chutney went into production.
Sarah Hortop, National Trust retail manager says ‘since we started selling the Lydford Gorge chutney in the shop at Lydford Gorge it has been extremely popular with our visitors. We still serve the chutney in our tearooms as an accompaniment. Visitors love the fact they can buy a jar to take home.’
Visitors to Lydford Gorge can also enjoy Waterhouse Fayre’s strawberry jam also on sale in the shop with a cream tea at the tearoom.