Celebrating the best of our food and drink businesses

This week we got the chance to celebrate the best of the county’s food and drink businesses at the 2018 Good Food awards

We really do have a thriving food and drinks sector in the county and this year’s ceremony at Uttoxeter Race course was a great opportunity to bring together the industry and showcase what we have to offer.

There were ten categories and it was a particularly good night for the Staffordshire Moorlands, with The Three Horseshoes Country Inn, Leek, winning the Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year award for the second successive year.  The Roebuck in Leek also got Pub of the Year, The Cottage Kitchen Country Café, near Leek, won Tea Room/Coffee Shop of the Year While The Boat Inn, near Lichfield was named Independent Restaurant of the Year.

And, closer to home for me,  Denstone Hall Farm Shop near Uttoxeter was named the Farm Shop of the Year, as well as being selected for the special Judges Choice Award for getting a faultless 100% score on their inspection and their continuous achievement of excellent customer service.  There were also awards for South Staffordshire’s Essington Farm, Seed Chocolate, Tamworth’s Buzzards Valley Vineyard, and Calcott Turkeys.

Our businesses continue to do us proud, offering the best of quality produce and wonderful hospitality and I’d like to say a huge well done to them all.  Keep up the good work.

You can find out more about eating out in Staffordshire and this year’s winners at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/GFA

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