A FAMILY run business in Ross-on-Wye scooped a prestigious award as it was named the best game butcher in the UK.

Thousands of firms were nominated for the annual Eat Game Awards before a public vote to decide the top five in each category.

Hank’s Meat and Game won the best game butcher award and came runners up in best small game meat retailer category.

Owner Tim Hanks, 35, said: "Last year we were runners up in the best game butcher category so this year is an amazing achievement for us to take the title. I took over the shop three years ago, and we are a family run butchers.

He added: “We have been very lucky to stay open during Covid-19, and have had amazing support from all customers, who I would like to thank for supporting us through these challenging times.

"Adapting our style of service, allowing only one customer in the shop at one time and undertaking lots of home deliveries, to which is proving very successful.”