LEDBURY Food Group is offering its congratulations to local food and drink producers who have again done well in this year’s national Great Taste Awards.

A spokesman said: “It emphasises the wealth of super food and drink produced in Herefordshire and nearby.”

Ledbury and district producers who have achieved awards this year, include JUS from Aylton with their Cox’s Origin Pippin and Worcester Permain Apple Juices (both two stars), Myrtle’s Kitchen from the Hop Pocket with their Mango Chutney (two stars), Just Rachel Quality Desserts from Bromsberrow with their Gooseberry and Elderflower Ice Cream (one star), Townsend Farm, Stretton Grandison (one star) for their farm pressed Jonagold apple juice and Willys Ltd with orchards in Little Marcle for their Apple Cider Vinegars (four awards) and their Kombucha drinks (two awards). Hay Wines of Ledbury won a top three stars for their Awesome Amaretto.