Truro-based wine merchant Old Chapel Cellars has been named Best Regional Wine Shop of the Year for the South West at the Decanter Retailer Awards.

Housed in an old Methodist Chapel on St Clement Street, Old Chapel sells to both the public and local hospitality businesses, championing an eclectic range of wine from around the world.

Decanter magazine is the oldest consumer wine publication in the UK, and a respected authority on wines and the wine trade; the annual retailer awards constitute Decanter’s guide to the finest wine shops, online retailers, and other wine services across the UK.

Jamie Tonkin, who owns and manages Old Chapel Cellars alongside his business partner Louisa Fitzpatrick, said: “We’re ecstatic to have been recognised by Decanter and named best wine shop in the south west.

“We work hard to keep developing and growing our business despite the challenging trading conditions, so to receive recognition from such respected quarters is heartening.”