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Founded on independence and integrity, we have been delighting our readers and fans since 2002. Our unique awards, recognise those who strive for culinary excellence within their field. Our Good Food Awards are free to enter and entirely based on merit.

With some 599,370 eating establishments¹ within the UK, competition for our Good Food Awards was unsurprisingly tough. We were taken aback by the record number of entrants and votes cast for the finalists by readers, customers and fans alike. It was heart-warming to see the support our winners received.

Chosen for their food quality, service and value, our Good Food Awards are bestowed upon those with high customer ratings/votes and are known as – the Blue Ribbon for Delicious Dishes™. Some premises will appear in our awards regularly. They must earn their place by maintaining the same high standards¹ that gained them initial entry.

In recognition of this achievement, we are delighted to confirm that The Old Black Lion, Hay-on-Wye have made it into our annual Good Food Awards and have attained the accolade:

“2023 Good Food Award Winner”

Thank you for taking part. We like to recognise those hard-working and conscientious owners who go that extra mile in providing Good Food.

Executive Editor

Good Food Awards