Finalists announced in the Eat Game Awards

Eat Game Awards 2024

The finalists for this year’s Eat Game Awards have been announced after a record number of votes were received across the eight categories.

This year’s awards attracted many first-time nominees, with many of the finalists also appearing for the first time.

The top three in each category will now go through to the final stage of the competition. There, a panel of judges will make the final decision based on strict criteria ahead of the awards ceremony on 14 March.

The finalists are as follows:

Best Restaurant

The Angel at Watlington

The Caddy Mann

The Clarendon

Best Game Cook

Imogen Segrave  – The Game Truck

John Bluck  – Grace & Savour

Mark Kempson – Kitchen W8

Best Small Retailer

Castle Game

Maisebrooke Farm Shop

The Gamekeeper’s Larder

Best Multiple Retailer



Marks & Spencer

Best Game Butcher

Wild Meat Company

Lavenham Butchers

Izzy’s Butchers

Best Added Value Product or Innovation

Wyke’s Meat and Game

Truly Traceable

Wyre Pie Company

Best Game Educator

Alex Russon – Hunter Gatherer Cooking

Queen’s College Taunton

Scott Rea – Scott Rea Project

Best Influencer

Cai ap Bryn – Game and Flames

Immy Coughlan – Wilshire Game Cook

Tom Radford  – Eat The Country

Annette Woolcock, head of wild food at BASC, said: “The response to this year’s awards has been huge. As well as more individuals and businesses nominated than ever before, we have now seen even more public votes, which is fantastic to see.

“It is so important to keep spreading the message, and introduce family and friends cooking and eating game. We now can’t wait to celebrate all of those currently educating, inspiring and celebrating all that is great about game!”

Join us

You can join us at this year’s awards, which are taking place on the Dixie Queen, which will travel down the Thames during the evening.

Tickets cost £125 each, or you can take a table of eight for £1,000. To book your tickets, please email Sandra Forkin here or call 01244 573 034 / 07970 226 832.

Event details are as follows:

The Dixie Queen, Tower Millenium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT
Thursday 14 March 2024
Drinks reception: 6pm (prompt)
Dinner: 7.30pm
Carriages: 11pm
Dress code: Smart