A Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough loaf produced by Seasons Bakery has been declared Britain’s Best Loaf 2017.

Dan Nemeth of the Yorkshire-based business collected the award at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at Birmingham’s NEC today (24 April). His bakery’s sourdough loaf was chosen as the standout winner from the award’s five categories: white, sourdough, innovation, wholegrain and gluten free.

Sponsored by Rank Hovis, the awards this year attracted more than 150 entries.

The panel of expert judges included Lee Smith of Bexhill Farm Kitchen, who 12 months ago won the Britain’s Best Loaf competition for the third time.

This year’s full winners’ line-up is:

Britain’s Best Loaf 2017

Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough, Seasons Bakery


Winner: Farmhouse, Arthur Chatwin’s

Highly commended: Split tin 48hour, Sourdough Revolution


Winner: Norlander, Barbakan Delicatessen, Manchester

Highly commended: Multiseed Cob, Arthur Chatwin’s


Winner: Clervaux Country Sourdough, Clervaux Artisan Bakery & Café, Darlington

Highly commended: Welbeck Sourdough Bloomer, The Welbeck Bakehouse


Winner: Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough, Seasons Bakery

Highly commended: South Coast Jurassic Sourdough, Patisserie Mark Bennett


Winner: Sun-dried Tomato Loaf, Free Me Foods Ltd  t/a ’When It’s Scone It’s Gone’,

Highly commended: Seeded Tin Loaf, The Bread Factory