2019 Award Winners NATURAL FOOD AWARD 2019


Drumanilra Farm Kitchen, Boyle, Co Roscommon


Drumanilra

The Guide has always championed the best of Irish produce. It’s the philosophy behind our food recommendations and the Natural Food Award has emphasised this for many years, by celebrating particular establishments that create a meeting point between the best and freshest local produce and the consumer. The original aim was to recognise specifically “an individual or team, driven by a total commitment to using the very best of fresh, seasonal and mainly local foods – and preparing them simply and with style, to showcase their natural goodness and the quality produce of the locality”. The category now also includes food products, producers and retailers as well, along the lines of our regional food tourism guide Ireland for Food Lovers.

Drumanilra Farm Kitchen is just one part of a wonderful family enterprise. On their mixed 40 acre organic farm overlooking Lough Key, Liam and Justina Gavin and their young family are living ‘The Good Life’, raising rare and heritage breeds outdoors. The Farm Kitchen is the 'settled' home of their original Shepherd's Hut food truck and it's an unusual and family friendly place to enjoy good, simple food - handmade burgers and hot dogs, with artisan breads and locally grown salads - made with their own Dexter Beef and Tamworth pork. As well as running the café, there is a shop where they sell their own and other organic meats, local vegetables and a deli range. It's hard to think of any remotely similar enterprise anywhere in Ireland.
 


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Drumanilra Farm Kitchen

Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Café / Farmshop / Food Market / Producers Shop
2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
It's all about great farm produce at Drumanilra Farm Kitchen, and it's hard to think of any remotely similar enterprise anywhere in Ireland. Having inherited his uncle's farm overlooking Lough Key, Liam Gavin and his wife Justina relocated to Ireland ...


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