Walter Rose & Son is in the running for a Countryside Alliance Award

The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and family-run, Devizes-based butcher Walter Rose & Son is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for a Rural Oscar in the ‘Butcher’ category.

The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are set apart from other award schemes because they are driven by public nomination, offering customers the chance to tell us why their favourite businesses are worthy of national acclaim. Judges will not just be looking for evidence of great produce, customer service and innovation, but stories of how businesses serve their communities.

Walter Rose & Son is a unique, fourth generation, family-run business. The Sidmouth Street Shop in Devizes boasts an array of glass counters serving freshly butchered meat, fresh fish, charcuterie, fine foods and a world-class cheese counter.  Alongside this highly successful retail butchers, Walter Rose operates one of the leading catering butchery operations in the country, supplying chefs all over the country with the finest, locally sourced and produced meat and dairy produce with the highest of welfare standards.

Countryside Alliance Awards Director Sarah Lee commented: “These awards provide a cause for celebration in a time of great uncertainty in the countryside. They were set up to provide a voice and a platform for the rural businesses that form the hearts of their communities. Our local produce is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of national recognition, so please get involved and nominate today.”

Jack Cook from Walter Rose & Son commented:

“I couldn’t be happier with the news that we’ve been nominated for a Rural Oscar with the Countryside Alliance.  Having won Butchers Shop of the Year in 2016, it would be fantastic if we were to be recognised for our excellent relationships with local farmers and the importance we place on provenance and welfare as a business in terms of relentless support of the local farming community.

Nominations can be made online at: