Bill said: “I’ve been running Moss Cottage B&B on Evesham Road for just over two years. I try to provide homemade food as much as possible for my guests. Everybody is welcomed with cake that we make and a pot of tea or coffee and breakfast includes homemade bread for toast with our very own jams and marmalades made right here in the house.”

The tasty breakfast table treats impressed one of his guests so much, they tipped off the organisers of the world marmalade awards, who invited the B&B to submit his entries.

“I didn't expect to hear anything back but to my great surprise we won a bronze award for our spiced pumpkin variety in the B&B/hotel category,” Bill added.

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