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The brand new DoubleTree by Hilton, on Lincoln’s Brayford Wharf, was the glamorous setting for the Food and Drink Awards – where the ‘who’s who’ of the Lincolnshire food scene gathered to celebrate this year’s winning food producers and establishments.

The guests dined on warm Cote Hill cheese salad, Lincoln Red beef and Willingham’s special edition chocolate tart before listening to speaker Tim Nicol from BBC One’s Village SOS. 
Mary Powell, from the Tastes of Lincolnshire and Select Lincolnshire project, said:

“We are delighted with the awards. This was the first year that the annual Tastes of Lincolnshire Awards have been presented with the brand new Select Lincolnshire categories. The two brands are working in partnership to give Lincolnshire’s award-winning producers and eating establishments a stronger collective voice.

“This year we added three new categories to the awards for Select Lincolnshire members. These were Producer of the Year, Grower of the Year and The Lincolnshire Co-operative People’s Choice Award. They joined the existing eleven award categories for Tastes of Lincolnshire members, which run every year in association with Lincolnshire Life magazine.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Lincolnshire Co-operative who sponsored The People’s Choice Award. This award allowed Lincolnshire’s residents, for the first time ever, to pick their favourite county producer. The votes were counted online and over 1,500 people entered!  Pipers Crisps scooped the award on the night.

“The awards evening was hosted by the brand new DoubleTree by Hilton and it was a full house, with over 170 local producers and food establishments attending. We were blown away with the hotel, the exceptional level of service and the outstanding food.

“The quality of entries throughout the awards was outstanding. An expert panel of judges, including industry experts and mystery shoppers, had the difficult job of selecting the winners.

“The awards are so important. Not only strengthening the county’s reputation as the ’top food spot’ in the UK - but also for bringing everyone together to celebrate our amazing food and to recognise the outstanding work of the Lincolnshire food industry as a whole.”

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - PRODUCER
The Highly Commended in the Producer category were:

Dusty’s Sutterton Home Produce
Saints and Sinners, Pode Hole
Winner: Simons Butchers of Spilsby

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - RETAILER AND WHOLESALER
The Highly Commended in the Retailer and Wholesaler category was:

Spalding Farm Shop
Winner: Pocklington’s Bakery, Louth

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - PRODUCER
The Highly Commended in the Grower category were:

Abbey Parks Farmshop
Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop
Winner: Minting Park Farm Meats

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - TEA ROOM
The Highly Commended in the Tea room category were:
Sunnyside Up, Market Rasen
The Natural World Centre at Whisby  
Winner: Delicious, Scunthorpe

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - PUB
The Highly Commended in the Pub category were:

Village Limits, Woodhall Spa
The Wheatsheaf Inn, Hubberts Bridge
Winner: Thatched Cottage, Sutterton

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - RESTAURANT
The Highly Commended in the Restaurant category were:

Hickman Hill Hotel, Gainsborough
Melanie’s Restaurant, Louth
Winner: Windmill Restaurant, Burgh Le Marsh

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - BED AND BREAKFAST
The Highly Commended in the Bed and Breakfast category were:

The Grange, East Barkwith
Canal View B&B, Saxilby
Hoe Hill House B&B, Swinhope
Winner: Caxton House, Skegness

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - SELF CATERING
The Highly commended in the Self-Catering category were:

The Forge Holiday Cottage, Tumby Woodside
Fulbeck Gardens Cottage
Winner: Elms Farm Cottages, Hubberts Bridge

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - HOTELS
The Highly Commended in the Hotels category were:

Hickman Hill Hotel, Gainsborough
Lincoln Hotel
Winner: Village Limits, Woodhall Spa

TASTES OF LINCOLNSHIRE - CATERERS AND FUNCTIONS VENUE
The Highly Commended in the Caterers and Function Venues category were:

Finefood2u
Hemswell Court Ltd
Winner: Thierry Daugeron Catering Ltd

THE SELECT LINCOLNSHIRE CATEGORIES
The Select Lincolnshire Producer of the Year: Redhill Farm, Gainsborough.
The Select Lincolnshire Grower of the Year: Lincolnshire Herbs, Bourne.
Lincolnshire Co-operative People’s Choice Award: Pipers Crisps, Elsham

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Gallery

Hayley Bury, Amanda Davey, Jessica Marshall and Lucy Adams
Tim Nicol
Simon Johnson, Simons Butchers of Spilsby
Tina, Christopher and Holly Pocklington and Julie Appleby of Pocklington’s Bakery, Louth
Jamie Smith of Spalding Farm Shop
Stephanie Camm and Henry Padfield of Minting Park Farm Meats
Nick and Ros Loweth, Abbey Parks Farm Shop
Julie Hall and Karen Foster of Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop
Richie Stamp and Gillian Turner, Delicious, Scunthorpe
Sharron, Bob and Marion Lowrie, The Thatched Cottage, Sutterton
Billy Gemmel, Village Limits and  Charlotte Roberts and Anna Hall, The Wheatsheaf Inn
John and Carol Emerson, Elms Farm Cottages, Hubberts Bridge
Andrew and Ronnie Ownsworth, Fulbeck Gardens Cottage
Jenny Dexter and Sharon Noble, Windmill Restaurant, Burgh le Marsh
Michelle and Robert Marsh, Hickman Hill Hotel, Gainsborough
Robert Middleton, Aileen, Melanie and Steve Legg, Melanie’s Restaurant, Louth
Paul Seabrooke and Wendy Cresswell, Caxton House, Skegness
Roland and Louise Overvoorde, Canal View Bed and Breakfast, Saxilby
Steve and Sally Ward, Hoe Hill House Bed and Breakfast, Swinhope
Jonathan and Sarah Stamp, The Grange, East Barkwith
Victoria Andrews, Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln
Thierry Daugeron Catering
Shaun Lee and Judith Vessey, Hemswell Court
Chris Hyslop, Finefood2u
Terry and Jane Tomlinson, Redhill Free Range Pork
Alex Albone of Pipers Crisps received his award from Nicola Berry of Lincolnshire Co-Operative
Lydia Rusling, Helen Scott and Nicola Berry
Mary Powell, Cllr and Mrs Poll
Guests enjoyed a fine dining menu
Pipers Crisps celebrate their award
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