The cream of British agriculture came together to celebrate the country’s best farmers at the Farmers Weekly Awards on Thursday (5 October).

More than 1,000 farmers and industry stalwarts gathered for a gala dinner and awards presentation at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

See also: Winners 2017

Winners and guests danced into the early hours following an awards ceremony hosted by writer, broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

General view

A view of the awards

Michael Gove

Defra secretary Michael Gove

Robert Neil

Overall Farmer of the Year Robert Neil © Ed Telling

James Fairlie

Young Farmer of the Year James Fairlie

Minette Batters

NFU deputy president Minette Batters

Entertainment

The entertainment

Selfie

Selfie stick

Dancing

Dancing the night away