About Us

Run by Neil & Gill Maycock with their son Peter, Bracken Hill Fine Foods is a family run business, and one of Yorkshire's best known preserve makers. Boasting a huge range of delicious preserves we pride ourselves on producing lines to suit all tastes.

After 20 years making preserves for other people Neil decided to 'go it alone' and produce only the highest quality preserves using as many locally grown ingredients as possible. With the help of his wife Gill, Bracken Hill Fine Foods was born and their son Peter joined them two years later.

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Sutton Farm Orchard

Our own orchard at Sutton-upon-Derwent has a history dating back to over 100 years, and many of the old trees are still fruiting today. The flavours of these old fruits are so much better than more modern varieties. Try our preserves to find out for yourself!

We grow our own plums (including Greengage), apples, pears, quinces, mullberry and medlars. We buy soft fruits from 3 local Farmers and even the chillies are grown locally!

Since launching in 2004 our preserves have won awards across the range every year since.

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Our dedicated team

Awards & Timeline

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Shortlisted Yorkshire post food awards 2016

November 2016
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shortlisted ambient food producer of the year great british food award

Sept 2016
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Highly comended Beverley food awards

Sept 201
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Planning passed for new packing shed

April 2016
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Increasing production capabillity by 25% with new equipment installed

  • Sweet Preserves Highly commended Bramble and Liqurice jelly
April 2016
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Great British Food Farm Produce Awards

  • Sweet Preserves Highly commended Bramble and Liqurice jelly
July 2015
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The World's Original Marmalade Awards

  • Silver - Orange & Lemon Liqueur Marmalade
  • Bronze – Four Fruit Marmalade
  • Bronze – Orange & Ginger Marmalade
Mar 2015
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Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards

  • Carrot & Onion Chutney (short-listed)
Oct 2014
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East Riding Food Awards

  • Best Chutney/Pickle – Sweet Pickle Relish
Oct 2014
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The World's Original Marmalade Awards

  • Gold – Tangerine Marmalade
  • Bronze – Orange & Yorkshire Chillies Marmalade
Mar 2014
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The World's Original Marmalade Awards

  • Gold – Orange & Yorkshire Cider Marmalade
  • Highly Commended – Dark and Stormy Marmalade
Mar 2013
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East Riding Food Awards

  • Best Chutney – Caramelised Apple and Cider
Oct 2012
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The World's Original Marmalade Awards

  • Highly Commended – Orange & Rhubarb Marmalade
  • Highly Commended – Shredless Orange Marmalade
  • Highly Commended – Yuletide Breakfast Marmalade with Calvados
  • Highly Commended – Three Fruit Marmalade
Mar 2011
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East Riding Food Awards

  • Runner Up Best Chutney – Boxing Day Chutney
Oct 2011
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Great Taste Awards

  • Gold Award – Sloe Jelly
  • Bracken Hill Blueberry and blackberry with vodka best jam
Aug 2009
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Sutton Farm Orchard Acquired

  • Runner Up Best Chutney – Rich Fruit Chutney
Nov 2009
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East Riding Food Awards

  • Runner Up Best Chutney – Rich Fruit Chutney
Oct 2009
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More staff employed to meet demands

October 2009
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production capability increased to meet demand new equipment installed

  • Silver – Ginger Curd
Sept 2009
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Lincolnshire Taste Awards

  • Silver – Ginger Curd
Jan 2009
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Peter Joins Bracken Hill Fine Foods

  • Highly Commended – Rhubarb and Raspberry Preserve
Jan 2009
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Yorkshire Post Taste Awards

  • Highly Commended – Rhubarb and Raspberry Preserve
Oct 2008
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Great Taste Awards

  • Gold Award – Mediterranean Apricot & garlic Dressing
Aug 2008
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More Staff employed to help with increased production

  • Gold Award – Mojo Picon Sauce
  • Gold Award – Carrot Chutney with a Kick
Spring 2009
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Great Taste Awards

  • Gold Award – Mojo Picon Sauce
  • Gold Award – Carrot Chutney with a Kick
Aug 2007
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Great Taste Awards

  • Silver Award – Red Onion & Cranberry Chutney
  • Silver Award – Caramelised Carrot Chutney
  • Silver Award – Mango lime & Ginger Chutney
  • Silver Award – Courgette & Sun Dried Tomato Chutney
Aug 2006
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Great Taste Awards

  • Gold Award – Raspberry Jam
  • Gold Award – Gooseberry & Mint Relish
  • Gold Award – Three Fruit Marmalade
Aug 2005
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Great Taste Awards

  • Gold Award – Three Fruit Marmalade
  • Silver Award – Morello cherry and kirsch
  • Silver Award – Hot carabean and beetroot chutney
  • Bronze Award – Red Onion Marmalade
  • Bronze Award – Pink Grapefruit Marmalade
  • Bronze Award – Strawberry Jam
Aug 2004
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Bracken Hill Fine Foods is launched

  • Gold Award – Three Fruit Marmalade
  • Silver Award – Morello cherry and kirsch
  • Silver Award – Hot carabean and beetroot chutney
  • Bronze Award – Red Onion Marmalade
  • Bronze Award – Pink Grapefruit Marmalade
  • Bronze Award – Strawberry Jam
Jan 2004
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Farm Buildings converted to jam maufacturing unit at West House Farm

summer 2003

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