A BAKERY founded on recipes passed down through the generations has been awarded three two-star Great Taste Awards for 2014.

Country Fare, in Kirkby Stephen, has scooped the prizes for its malt whisky fruit cake, brandy fruit cake and gluten-free brandy fruit cake – the only cakes in Cumbria to have been awarded the accolade.


“I am delighted that the quality and taste of our cakes has been recognised in the and to have received two stars for three of our cakes is brilliant,” said Dianne Halliday, founder of Country Fare.

“This is fantastic recognition that the traditional recipes we use certainly have passed the test of time. I have a great team behind me who have all helped to achieve this accolade.” Country Fare has won 42 awards from Great Taste awards to-date – the largest accreditation scheme for speciality and fine foods and drink.

This year more than 10,000 products from around the world were judged by 400 experts. Cumbrian producers received nine two-star awards, with Country Fare picking up three of them.

Country Fare also received a one-star Great Taste Award for its iced Christmas cake.