Your Davey Bread has taken home a trophy in the 2024 Britain’s Best Loaf competition for its “Uncle Tom Cobbler n’all” sourdough loaf.

The “Uncle Tom Cobbler n’all” was crowned the top product in the Seeded Sourdough category.

The Swallowfield, Berkshire based bakery took home a trophy from the competition held at NEC Birmingham on April 30 after its bread was voted a winner by a panel of experts from the UK baking industry.

With nearly 200 loaves entered, the judges deemed the “Uncle Tom Cobbler n’all” from Your Davey Bread the finest in the Seeded Sourdough category.

Britain’s Best Loaf – organised by leading baking industry publication British Baker – is an annual event that honours the finest bread produced by the nation’s best bakers.

Dave de la Riviere, owner of Your Davey Bread said “I’m overjoyed that our loaf has received this Britain’s Best Loaf award.  I’m so grateful to our customers who buy the bread and enable us to try out all these different recipes.”

Every loaf entered across the eight categories is put through its paces by the expert judges and scored on external appearance, internal structure, aroma, and taste.

The rigorous process means the winning loaves in each category are truly deserving of their ‘Britain’s best’ titles.

Amy North, editor of British Baker, explained: “This competition is about celebrating the skills and craftmanship the nation's bread makers have to offer.

"The quantity and quality of entries was stronger than ever, so the judges truly had their work cut out to find the winners."