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Featured in the March 2013 issue

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Select Lincolnshire presented thirteen awards to stars of the county’s food and drink industry at a glittering black tie dinner held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Lincoln last month.

Guests were served canapés before entering the ballroom where a five course dinner featuring local produce was served. Producers who contributed towards the meal included Abbey Parks, Red Hill Free Range Pork, Boston Sausage, Belleau Trout Farm and Skidbrooke Cyder.

The Select Lincolnshire awards were presented by Mary Powell, tourism development manager for Lincolnshire County Council and Cllr Eddy Poll, deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Amy Morley of Lincolnshire Cooperative presented this award. Over 1,200 members of the public voted online – via Twitter, Facebook and the Select Lincolnshire website. In a closely fought contest, the final result was a tie between:
Winners:
Redhill Farm Free Range Pork
and Mountain’s Boston Sausage

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Roythornes Solicitors
Winner:
Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop
Highly commended:
Handsons of East Kirkby
Saints and Sinners
Simons of Spilsby
Syston Park Farm Shop & Cafe

RETAILERS AND WHOLESALERS OF THE YEAR
Winner:                                
Ideal Lincs
Highly commended:
Harrington Hall
Bebe’s Deli

GROWER OF THE YEAR
Winner:
                             
Willow Farm
Highly commended:
Meridian Meats
Minting Park Farm

TEA ROOMS OF THE YEAR
Winner:
                                 
Dennett’s Ice Cream Parlour
Highly commended:
Myers Tea Rooms
Blyton Dairy Ice Cream

PUB OF THE YEAR
Winner:                                  
Village Limits
Highly commended:
Thornton Hunt Inn
The Sebastopol Inn

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Winner:                               
Windmill Restaurant
Highly commended:  
Sea Breeze Restaurant
Hickman Hill Hotel

BED AND BREAKFAST OF THE YEAR
Winner:
                             
Canal View Bed and Breakfast
Highly commended:   
Belvoir Vale Cottage B&B
Caxton House
Hoe Hill House

SELF CATERING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR
Winner:                                    
Dairy Barn of Ingham
Highly commended:
Elms Farm Cottages
Manor House Stables

HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Winner:                                 
The Lincoln Hotel
Highly commended:  
Village Limits
Supreme Inns
Hickman Hill

CATERERS AND FUNCTION VENUE OF THE YEAR
Winner:
                                 
Hog Roast Lincolnshire
Highly commended:
Hemswell Court
Bizzibees

TEACHING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR
Winner: 
                               
Red Hen Children’s Day Nursery
The nominations are:
Manor House Stables
St Mary’s Preparatory School

MR GEORGE AWARD WINNER
Ms Carol Emerson – Elms Farm Cottages

FURTHER ACCOLADE FOR REDHILL FARM
It has been an exhilarating time for Jane and Terry Tomlinson, founders and directors of Redhill Farm Free Range Pork. As well as being voted joint winners of The Lincolnshire Cooperative People’s Choice Award they have also been selected by Jamie Oliver to supply their award winning Free Range Pork Pies for his British Tapas menu at his new Union Jacks bar at Gatwick Airport. Jamie’s team visited the Freedom Food Accredited farm, which is located near Gainsborough, last year and went away delighted with what they saw and how their company ethos fits with the Jamie Oliver ethos.
The success of Redhill Farm is based on simple artisan principles where everything from the ethical animal husbandry to every stage of the production process results in pork of proven quality with genuine provenance on the small, family owned farm.

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