Griffins Garden Centre in Cork Wins Ireland’s Best Scone

By Steve Wynne-Jones
Griffins Garden Centre in Cork Wins Ireland’s Best Scone

Griffins Garden Centre & Restaurant in Dripsey, Co. Cork has won Ireland’s Best Scone 2015, awarded by Goodall’s and Odlums.

Goodall's and Odlums, two mainstays in Irish baking, presented the award to Griffins Garden Centre in Dublin Merrion Hotel after a vote the public and a panel of experts.

Ireland’s Best Scone has been running for four years and year-on-year, the competition has increased in terms of both nominations and votes. In late April, nominations were received from hundreds of people via Twitter and Facebook, and over the past two weeks, over two thousand votes were cast by the public for their favourite scone from the list of ten finalists.

Griffins Garden Centre and restaurant, owned by Margaret Griffin, has been in business for 30 years and is renowned for their quality produce, with regular customers travelling from across Co. Cork and from further afield.

Speaking after winning the award, Griffin said: “Being named as a finalist in Ireland’s Best Scone was incredible. We received huge support from our customers and the local community throughout the voting stages but to be named as the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Scone in unbelievable!"

This year, the public votes accounted for 50 per cent of the judging, while the other 50 per cent was awarded by a panel of experts, including last year's winner Graham Herterich, aka The Cupcake Bloke.