Taste of Excellence Food and Drink Awards 2021 – Meet the top 13!

A tremendous 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 Blue Room, at The Lawn on Monday November 8th. This is an in person event but on a smaller scale than our gala dinners as we build to a full scale event once again in 2022. Due to the smaller numbers we can accommodate, invitations to the three top nominated businesses in each category will be extended. We will be announcing the full results of our judging panel in a special supplement in our December issue.

Our top 13 in each category are as follows:

Restaurant of the Year
• Ayscoughfee Hall Cafe, Spalding
• Black Bull Donington
• Brownlow Arms, Hough on the Hill
• Cross Keys, Stow
• Elite on The Bail
• Lawsons Bar and Bistro
• Nice and Naughty Bistro
• Ole Ole Tapas Bar and Restaurant
• Queens Head, Kirkby Le Thorpe
• Tablez Cafe Bistro, Sleaford
• The Cross Keys Grasby
• Tower Hotel No Thirty 8, Lincoln
• Yarborough Arms, Ulceby

Tea or Coffee Shop of the Year
• Ayscoughfee Hall Cafe
• Garden Tea Room, North Hykeham
• Lady B’s Cupcakery
• Seven Districts Coffee
• Something Special, Pinchbeck
• Stokes
• Tablez Cafe Bistro, Sleaford
• The Blitz, Mablethorpe
• The Craftea Café, Lincoln
• The Little Teapot
• Tillys Tea and Gift Shop, Metheringham
• Walled Garden, Baumber
• Wilderspin Old School Canteen

Bed & Breakfast of the Year
• Brownlow Arms, Hough-on-the-Hill
• Clarkes Farm Heighington
• Eagles Guest House, Newark Road, North Hykeham
• Elm Tree, Hundleby
• Hope & Anchor, South Ferriby
• Leagate Inn, Coningsby
• Little Redlands Bed & Breakfast, Lincoln
• Saltfleet Manor House
• Seashells, Sutton on Sea
• The George Hotel and Restaurant, Kirton Lindsey
• The Grange, East Barkwith, Market Rasen
• Watergate Yard, Sleaford
• Yarborough Arms, Ulceby

Best Cakes or Bakes
• Ayscoughfee Hall Cafe
• Baked Delights, Lincoln
• Bistro bakes from Nice and Naughty Bistro
• Cherry Blossom Cake Design, Horncastle
• Dales Catering
• Foxy Cakes & Bakes, Horncastle
• Garden Tea Room, North Hykeham
• Lady B’s Cupcakery
• Madz For Cake
• Something Special, Pinchbeck
• The Little Teapot, Laceby
• Tillys Tea and Gift Shop, Metheringham
• Wilcox Bakery, Ruskington

Best newcomer
• Ayscoughfee Hall Cafe
• Butcher and Block
• Cooke’s cakes and bakes
• Elite on the Bail
• Hope & Anchor
• Madz for Cake
• Megs Kitchen
• Roco BBQ
• Seven Districts Coffee
• Shop House Coffee Roastery
• Slow Rise, Lincoln
• The George at Langworth
• The Queens Head, Kirkby le Thorpe

Best Sweet treats of the Year
• Annie’s Vegan Treats
• Ayscoughfee Hall Café, Spalding
• Baked Delights, Lincoln
• Bistro bakes from Nice and Naughty Bistro
• Cherry Blossom Cake Designs of Horncastle
• Dales Catering
• Doughnotts
• Garden Tea Room, North Hykeham
• Lady B’s Cupcakery
• Madz for Cake
• No. 12 Chocolatier, Kirton Lindsey
• Something Special, Pinchbeck
• The Little Teapot, Laceby

Dining Pub of the Year
• Bottle & Glass, Harby
• Brownlow Arms, Hough on the hill
• Cross Keys, Stow
• Five Bells, Bassingham
• Market Lounge
• Railway Tavern, Aby
• Red Lion, Caythorpe
• The Black Bull, Donington
• The George High Street, Kirton in Lindsey
• The Red Lion, Digby
• Three Horseshoes, Scotton
• White Bear, Epworth
• Yarborough Arms, Ulceby

Drinks product of the year
• A little luxury distillery
• Batemans
• Belvoir (Elderflower)
• Dam Buster Gin
• Docks Beers
• Ferry Ales Brewery
• Lincoln Gin
• Lincoln Tea and Coffee Co
• Massingberd-Mundy Burrells Dry Gin
• Pin Gin
• Seven Districts Coffee
• Shop House Coffee Roastery
• Stokes Tea & Coffee

Hotel of the Year
• Brackenborough Arms
• Castle Hotel Lincoln
• Cley Hall Spalding
• DoubleTree, Forest Pines
• DoubleTree, Lincoln
• Dower House Hotel, Woodhall Spa
• Healing Manor Hotel
• Kenwick Park
• Lincoln Hotel
• Petwood Hotel
• The Tower Hotel, Lincoln
• Washingborough Hall Hotel
• White Hart, Lincoln

Independent farm or local shop
• Aubourn Farm Shop
• Butcher and Block
• Doddington Hall Farm Shop
• Farmer Browns Ice Cream, Huttoft
• Gelston Lamb
• Graham Fidling Butchers in Woodhall Spa
• Ivy Farm Shop, Swineshead
• Leagate Farm Shop, Coningsby
• Leasingham Manor Farm Shop
• Little London Farm Shop
• NHP Sibsey, Woodhall Spa
• Uncle Henry’s
• Williamson Farm Shop, Gainsborough

Producer of the Year
• Boston Sausage
• Butcher and Block
• Cote Hill Cheese
• Doddington Hall
• Farmer Browns, Huttoft
• Gelston Lamb
• Graham Fidling Butchers, Woodhall Spa
• Lincolnshire Honey, Spalding
• Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese
• Myers, Lincolnshire Plum Bread
• No 12 Chocolatier
• Uncle Henry’s Sausages
• Wilcox Bakery

Self catering establishment of the Year
• Ashlin Farm Barns
• Bainvalley Holidays Cottages, Hemingby
• Castle Hotel (Castle Mews)
• Dale’s Catering
• Doddington Hall
• Elms Farm Cottage
• Goys Cottage, Tealby
• Hanworth Country Park
• Ingoldmells Holidays
• K&S Lake View Holiday Homes Ltd
• Railway Tavern Cottages, Aby
• Tattershall Lakes Country Park
• The Grange, East Barkwith

Watch our website, social media channels and the December issue of Lincolnshire Life magazine for the results of ‘Taste of Excellence 2021’.

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