A PEMBROKE Dock seafood company has scooped a top award at the UK food ‘Oscars’.

Pembrokeshire Beach Food bagged a Great Taste Awards one star award for its Dulse Sea Herbs range.

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink.

It has often been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world.

This year, Welsh sauces, sea salt and, for the first time ever, Welsh shellfish all made the shortlist of producers who have received three stars, two stars and one star.

Pembrokeshire Beach Food, which also runs the Café Mor seafood café at Freshwater West, was one of four winners in the Welsh Government-backed Welsh Seafood Cluster.

Jonathan Williams, owner of Pembrokeshire Beach Food said: “It’s lovely, lots of hard work goes into picking the seaweed and playing around with different recipes.

“It shows we’re doing something right, everybody works really hard. It means more stores call us, it just helps to open more doors; we’re trying to turn the population on to seaweed.

“Morrisons have taken notice of us and are interested in the range, which is fantastic; we’ve dreams of building a big business down here.”