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Thank you to everyone who nominated their favourite eateries, hostelries, venues and businesses for this year’s ‘Taste of Excellence’ Awards.

The county’s most coveted food, drink and hospitality awards will this year be held at The Drill, Free School Lane, Lincoln on Thursday 3rd November. We are delighted that we will be welcoming so many of our nominees this year. Thank you to the staff of The Drill and Lincoln College who have been able to increase our table numbers to accommodate as many of you as possible. It promises to be an evening full of celebration, good food and entertainment. If you cannot be there or follow the results live on our social media channels, you will be able to catch up with full coverage and interviews with our winners in a special supplement in our December issue.

These awards are consumer focused and our judges have been extremely busy for the past weeks, making anonymous visits and tastings, scrutinising the comments and reports sent in by our readers and the discerning customers of these businesses. Thank you to them for meeting the tight deadlines we gave for completing their tasks.

We will be presenting awards in the following categories. Here are the top ten nominees.

BEST RESTAURANT
Sponsored by HIT Training
The Pig and Whistle, Healing Manor Hotel, Grimsby
No.THIRTY8, Tower Hotel, Lincoln
Nepalese Vansa Ghar, Stamford
MaCh Indian Cuisine, North Greetwell
Washingborough Hall, Lincoln
Candlesticks, Stamford
San Pietro, Scunthorpe
Olé Olé Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Lincoln Cognito, Lincoln
Tiamo Italian, Sleaford

BEST DINING PUB
Sponsored by Sleaford Quality Foods
The Cross Keys Inn, Grasby
The Bottle and Glass, Harby
The Cross Keys Stow
The Red Lion Inn, Raithby
The Queens Head, Kirkby-La-Thorpe
Three Horseshoes, Scotton
The George at Langworth
The Yarborough Arms, Ulceby
Railway Tavern, Aby
Dambusters Inn, Scampton

BEST TEA OR COFFEE SHOP
Tablez Café Bistro, Sleaford
Something Special at Birchgrove
Lady B’s Cupcakery, Mablethorpe
The Oaks, Thorpe on the Hill
Bunty’s Tea Room, Lincoln
Tilly’s Tea and Gift Shop, Metheringham
Doddington Coffee Shop, Lincoln
Garden Tea Room, North Hykeham
The Hub Cafe, International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln
Riverhead Coffee, Cleethorpes

BEST FARM OR LOCAL SHOP
Sponsored by Dexter and Sharpe
Doddington Hall Farm Shop
Manor Farm Shops, Leasingham
Leagate Road Farm Shop, Coningsby
Uncle Henry’s, Gainsborough
Farmer Browns Ice Cream, Huttoft
The Ivys Farm Shop, Swineshead
Mountain’s Abbey Parks Farm Shop,
East Heckington
Graham Fidling Traditional Butchers, Woodhall Spa
Gelston Lamb, Gelston
Burgess Farm Shop, Waddington

BEST FOOD TO YOUR DOOR
Greens On Wheels, Wrawby
Riverhead Coffee, Cleethorpes
by Darren Rogan, Lincoln
Madz for Cake, Mablethorpe
Nice & Naughty Bistro, Market Rasen
The Lincolnshire Kitchen at Home by Healing Manor
NHP of Sibsey, Coningsby
Gelston Lamb
RoCo BBQ, Lincoln
Slow Rise Pizza, Lincoln

BEST BAKES OR SWEET TREAT
Madz for Cake
Lady B’s Cupcakery
Bunty’s Tea Room
Bake Me Sweet, Frieston
Something Special at Birchgrove
The Garden Tea Room
Ayscoughfee Hall Cafe, Spalding
Tiffin & Co Bakehouse, Sleaford
Victoria House Tearoom, Gosberton
Annie’s Vegan Treats, Horncastle

BEST DRINKS PRODUCT
Straight and Narrow Bottled Cocktails
Bottomley Distillers – Pin Gin
Massingberd-Mundy Gin
Docks Beers, Grimsby
Lincoln Gin
Batemans Brewery
The Gentlemen Distillers, Lincoln
Ferry Ales Brewery, Lincoln
Lincoln Tea & Coffee Co
Seven Districts Coffee, Lincoln

BEST PRODUCER
Gelston Lamb
Axholme Produce
Farmer Browns Ice Cream
Ferry Ales Brewery
Cote Hill Cheese, Market Rasen
Hambleton Bakery, Oakham
Lincolnshire Honey
Mountain’s Boston Sausage
Odlings Butchers, Navenby
Redhill Farm, Gainsborough

BEST HOTEL
Healing Manor Hotel, Grimsby
Washingborough Hall Hotel
The Tower Hotel, Lincoln
The Dower House Hotel, Woodhall Spa
Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa
San Pietro, Scunthorpe
The Castle Hotel, Lincoln
Kingsway Hotel, Cleethorpes
The White Hart Hotel, Lincoln
Angel and Royal, Grantham

BEST WEDDING VENUE
Doddington Hall
Washingborough Hall Hotel
The Dower House Hotel
Healing Manor Hotel, Grimsby
Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa
The Granary, Elms Farm, Hubbert’s Bridge
Hemswell Court, Gainsborough The Pyewipe, Lincoln
Stubton Hall, Stubton
The Elm Tree, Hundleby

BEST BED & BREAKFAST
Saltfleet Manor House, Louth
Clarke’s Farm, Heighington
The Elm Tree
The Pyewipe
The Grange, East Barkwith
Bridleway B&B, Lincoln
The Thorold, Marston
Mad Hatters B&B, Corby Glen
Seashells B&B, Sutton-on-Sea
Cathedral View Guest House, Lincoln

BEST SELF CATERING
Lincoln Holiday Retreat
Doddington Hall Cottages
The Burrow Escape, Branston
Grange Farm Park, Alford
Lincolnshire Coastal Cottages, Skegness
The Grange, East Barkwith
Coach House, Dorrington
Goys Cottage, Tealby
Treetop Hideaways, Woodhall Spa
Elms Farm, Hubbert’s Bridge

BEST NEWCOMER
Sponsored by Turnbull
Kitchens and Bathrooms
The Oaks, Thorpe on the Hill
Nepalese Vansa Ghar, Stamford
Lincolnshire Cookery School
Wren Farm Desserts, Skegness
Victoria House Tea Room, Gosberton
Cognito, Lincoln
Axholme Produce
Grandma’s Pudding Co, Friskney
Good’s Plant Based Bakery, Lincoln
Nonna Juana Deli, Lincoln

GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE AWARDS
Sponsored by Business Visit Lincolnshire
Doddington Hall
Vine House Farm Shop, Deeping St Nicholas Gelston Lamb
The Cross Keys Inn, Grasby
Healing Manor Hotel
Nice & Naughty Bistro, Market Rasen The Mansion Farm, Lincolnshire
Grasmere Farm, Market Deeping
Greens on Wheels, Wrawby
Leagate Road Farm Shop, Coningsby

We wouldn’t be able to put this event together without the help and support of our sponsors, so a huge thank you to them for their continued backing of the awards throughout the past months.



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