Village shop lands another top award

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A SUCCESSFUL shop have secured another title to their growing collection after being awarded for their contribution to the community.

A little over a month after being crowned Independent Cider Retailer of the Year at The Drinks Retailing Awards, The Jug & Bottle in Bubwith was handed the latest gong at the inaugural Goole and Howdenshire Business Excellence Awards.

The winners of eight different categories were announced at the Cave Castle Hotel, South Cave, at a ceremony hosted by news reader Harry Gration.

The specialist delicatessen and off licence on Main Street was nominated by Stephanie Meli from The Little Marketing Company who said: “The Jug & Bottle is a fantastic business; quality products, many locally-sourced, employing local people and integral to the village in which it is situated.

“But it’s her passion for the products that she sells and the attention to detail, that I most admire.”

Owner and manager, Louise Smith, gave up a well-paid job to set up the village shop at the village’s old Victorian school over eight years.

The independent retailer has since gone from strength to strength, with a haul of awards in recent years.

It landed the Neighbourhood Off- Licence of the Year category in the 2009 ceremony, and also took the Chairman’s Award for Enhancing the Built Heritage of the East Riding because of the unique attractiveness of their Main Street premises.

They were also named the best shop in the York area for real ale, courtesy of CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale.