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Owners of free range chickens at Cader Idris Poultry Farm in Wrotham

Owners of free range chickens

The BHWT Eggselence Award

Does your favourite restaurant use free-range eggs? Have you ever taken the time to find out?

Well now is the time to take action as the Battery Hen Welfare Trust launches their new Eggsellence Award. The Eggsellence Award can be presented to any organisation which serves food and uses only free-range eggs in its produce.

Sandy de Rougemont of ‘The Twig and Spoon Bistro’ with farmer Ilene Woods who provides the eggs, receiving Eggselnce Award

Proud receivers of Eggselence Award

If 100% of the eggs are free-range the restaurant receives the Gold Award. Only 95%? Then it’s the Silver Award.

Eateries must beware of the ‘hidden egg’ which lurks in such unexpected places as mayonnaise and ice cream when calculating their free-range percentage! The aim of the certificate is to support not only all those businesses which use free-range eggs but also the farmers who supply them.

BBC Radio Kent's Helena Noifeld went down to The Twig and Spoon Bistro in Ash, the first recipient of the Gold Eggsellence Award in Kent:

Several other Kent restaurants are already among the owners of the Eggsellence award and if you’re looking for a place to eat out in Kent where you can be safe in the knowledge that all the eggs are free-range then go to

The Battery Hen Welfare Trust wants more free-range Kent restaurants for their national o-line directory and it is urging YOU to nominate any eatery that you might think is a potential award winner. So if you think a restaurant near you uses free-range eggs ring 08000 680 675 or email the CSV team

 and get nominating!

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