“Eye-catching and innovative” was how the judges described the winning large tradestand, Beaufort & Blake (stand C8). The London-based men’s outfitters display beautifully showcased the company’s range of quirky dress shirts, silk ties, boxer shorts and accessories.
“This is our third year at Land Rover Burghley. It’s a show that we are always keen to come to and always look forward to,” said the company’s Sam Pullen, who explained that the garments, which bear hand-drawn and designed prints of elephants and sea turtles, are inspired by a tradition of menswear that hailed from the British Army.
Tristan Cockerill’s striking display of furniture made from driftwood was judged to be the best tradestand in the Burghley Lifestyle Pavillion.
A landscape gardener by trade, Tristan now specialises in making bespoke furniture from natural reclaimed materials.
“We can convert redundant items, such as old fishing boats and washed up driftwood into seats, glass-topped coffee tables and vases,” explained Tristan, whose simple but effective display demonstrated a variety of his best-selling products.
“We sold 30 vases on the first day,” he said.
Cambridge-based fudge-maker, Fudge Kitchen (F1), won the best tradestand in the Food Walk – and after some thorough sampling it is easy to see why.
“All our fudge is handmade to a recipe dating back to 1830,” explained Lee, who has been coming to Land Rover Burghley for about 10 years.
Chocolate Orange and After Dinner Mint are just two of the mouth-watering flavours on display here.
“We don’t cut up our fudge into squares – it’s made in loaves and we sell it by the slice,” continued Lee. “The inside of the loaf is meant to be a little bit gooey and sticky, whereas as the outside is more crumbly.”