Two Suffolk businesses have received 'highly commended' honours at the 'Rural Oscars'.

The Wild Meat Company in Blaxhall and The Cock Horse Inn in Lavenham were acknowledged at this year's Countryside Alliance awards after securing support from the local community.

The awards are an annual celebration of British food and farming that celebrate small, hard-working businesses.

In Suffolk, The Wild Meat Company came second in the race for the 'Regional Champion' title in a public vote, behind Walsingham Farm Shop in Norfolk.

The Cock Horse was also honoured in the best regional pub category.

Last year, the establishment was crowned Suffolk Pub of the Year by East Anglian Daily Times readers.

Sarah Lee, Director of the Countryside Alliance awards, said: “The public have voted in droves for their favourite rural businesses and every business nominated should be incredibly proud of how highly regarded they are in their local communities.

"This is a particularly tough time for many businesses in the countryside and we must do everything we can do to help them thrive."