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Naked Ladies

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NUNS OF CAEN - Best of British

At the British Cheese Awards 2014 at the Bath and West Show, we were over the moon to receive the award for the Best Modern British Cheese, for our Nuns of Caen ewes milk cheese. The story of its creation can be found here. This also brings the two parts of the business together as the cheese is rind-washed using our Vintage Pear Spirit.

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BEST EXPORT CHEESE 2013 - Stinking Bishop

Charles was very happy to accept the prize for his Stinking Bishop that was declared the Best Export Cheese at the British Cheese Awards held on Friday 6th September on Churchill Village Green in Oxfordshire.

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JACK HIGH - Cider Spirit

We are pleased to announce that our new cider spirit called Jack High, with three distinctive bottle labels, is now available from our online shop, as well as our Vintage Pear and Apple Spirits and our other recent addition Oak Aged Plum Spirit.

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Coronation Stagecoach Run - 1st & 2nd June 2013

To mark the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation, the “Charles Martell” road coach ran from Gloucester to Hereford over 2 days, the 2nd June being 60 years to the day since the Coronation in 1953. Two teams of 4 horses, a grey team and a black team relayed all the way carrying a complement of 18 passengers between stops. The coach, driven by Adrian Lander of Rushmere Carriages arrived at the Green Dragon, Hereford 1 minute ahead of schedule! The event raised over £5000 for two local charities and seemed to give a great deal of pleasure to the crowds lining parts of the route.

Money raised from the run was split between Great Oaks Dean Forest Hospice and St Michaels Hospice, Bartestree.

The coach was graced with the presence of local dignitaries: Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter, The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and Mrs Tollemache, and the Sheriff of Gloucester Mr Said Hansdot and Khadija Hansdot.

The coach set off from The New Inn in Gloucester at 11 o’clock “sharp” on the first day and called at:
The Shire Hall where some of the dignitaries dismounted
Maisemore Court where the Lord Lieutenant consecrated an avenue of trees planted to commemorate the Coronation.
The Royal Exchange Hartpury
Trioscape Garden Centre, Highleadon where horses and passengers changed
Dean Forest Hospice Charity Shop, Newent
Three Shires Garden Centre
The Beauchamps Arms, Dymock

On the 2nd the journey continued from the Beauchamps Arms, Dymock via:
The Talbot Inn, Ledbury
The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury where some passengers dismounted
The Trumpet, horses changed
Tarrington Arms
Past St Michaels Hospice, Bartestree
New Inn, Bartestree
Cock of Tupsley
Rose and Crown, Hereford
Victory, Hereford
Town House, Hereford

Before completing the run at the Green Dragon Hotel in Hereford.

Taste of Gloucestershire Food and Farming Awards 2012 - 31th October 2012

At the recent Cotswold Life Food and Drinks Awards 2012 - the 10th Anniversary - Charles Martell & Son Ltd's ‘Owler Pear Spirit was given Highly Commended Drinks Product of the Year Award.

The drink is gaining in popularity, and is available to buy on-line - follow the link to the On-Line Shop.

Personalised bottles can be bought to give as presents for special people on special occasions.

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