Customer votes needed to bag two awards for popular village delicatessen

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A village delicatessen and wine merchant has been nominated for two awards in a county-wide competition.

Dalling and Co, opened in Kings Langley in 2009, has been shortlisted for independent wine merchant and independent food retailer of the year in the Hertfordshire Food and Drink Awards 2015.

The business is run by husband and wife duo Jeff Folkins and Claire Carpentier.

Jeff said: “We opened at the beginning of a recession so there has been a few tough years, but a lot of folks say we have opened the heart of the village by creating a place that people want to come to.

“A village needs a place that people can come and meet and we filled a hole at the time.”

The couple are hoping that customers will take the time to go online and vote for them to win the two awards.

“We would really appreciate people voting for us if they feel we deserve it,” said Jeff.

“We have got a really good community here in Kings Langley, we are really lucky.”

To vote go to hertsfoodanddrinkawards.co.uk