We Won! Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards 2013 Restaurant of the Year

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Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2013

500 highly esteemed guests, finalists and sponsors joined Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and Cotswold Life to celebrate the 11th Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday 1st July. Hosted by Adam Henson and Phil Vickery, the awards celebrated the good and the great from the regions food & drink industry.

Editor, Mike Lowe commented: “We were delighted to welcome as our special guest, HRH The Princess Royal, a Gloucestershire farmer in her own right. I see her decision to fit this event into her hectic schedule as a validation of the food and drink industry in this region, and of the importance of these awards. We are in the fortunate position in this region of exporting more food than we import. Our fantastic, high quality products are in demand all around the world and the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards will continue to support our local food and drink community.”

The results…

Newcomer of the Year sponsored by New Wave Seafood

Winner: Purslane Restaurant in Cheltenham

Highly Commended: Whole Foods Market in Cheltenham, Prego Restaurant in Broadway

Butcher of the Year sponsored by NFU Mutual Cheltenham and Moreton in Marsh

Winner: Andy Creese Butchers in Newent

Highly Commended: Country Quality Meats in Nailsworth, Bath Road Butchers in Cheltenham

Best Local Tea/Coffee Shop sponsored by Cotteswold Dairy

Winner: The Kitchen in Minchinhampton

Highly Commended: Lavender Bakehouse in Chalford, Pepper Crescent in Cheltenham

Best Independent Retailer sponsored by Leapfrog PR

Winner: Sherborne Village Shop, Sherborne

Highly Commended: Primrose Vale in Shurdington, Cotswold Food Store in Longborough

Best Farm Shop sponsored by Field Fare

Winner: Over Farm Market, Over

Highly Commended: Stancombe Beech Farm Shop in Bisley, Butts Farm Shop in South Cerney

Best Farmers’ Market Stallholder sponsored by Bruton Knowles

Winner: Chedworth Farm Shop from Cirencester Farmers’ Market

Highly Commended: Pippin Doughnuts from Stroud Farmers’ Market,
Native Breeds from Cirencester Farmers’ Market

Food/Drinks Product of the Year sponsored by Frobishers Juices

Winner: Centurion Stout, Corinium Ales, Cirencester

Highly Commended: Malaysian Beef Rendang from The Cotswold Traiteur in Moreton-in-Marsh, Blue Heaven Cheese from Woefuldane Organic Dairy in Minchinhampton

Best Local Supplier/Producer sponsored by The Daffodil

Winner: Pancake Farm in Chedworth

Highly Commended: The Artisan Baker in Stroud, Ross & Ross Foods in Chipping Norton

Best Neighbourhood Pub sponsored by BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Winner: The Prince Albert in Rodborough

Highly Commended: The Old Spot Inn in Dursley, The Keepers Arms in Quenington

Best Pub Restaurant sponsored by Tayabali Tomlin

Winner: The Feathered Nest in Nether Westcote

Highly Commended: The Butchers Arms in Eldersfield, The Five Alls in Filkins

Best Cotswold Menu sponsored by Crest Insurance Consultants

Winner: The Golden Cross Inn in Cirencester

Highly Commended: Star Bistro in Ullenwood, The Priory Inn in Tetbury

Chef of the Year sponsored by Bespoke Kitchens

Winner: David Kelman from Ellenborough Park in Southam

Highly Commended: Gareth Fulford from Purslane in Cheltenham, Emily Watkins from The Kingham Plough in Kingham

Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers

Winner: Lumière, Cheltenham

Highly Commended: Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham, 5 North Street in Winchcombe

Hotel Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Hollies Care Centre

Winner: Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in Forest of Dean

Highly Commended: Ellenborough Park in Southam, Calcot Manor in Tetbury

2013 Cotswold Food Hero sponsored by CJ Hole Sales and Lettings

Winner: Charlie Beldam from Cotswold Gold near Broadway

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