2019 Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards Finalists revealed

Cheshire Food and Drink Awards
Taste Cheshire Awards Dinner 2018

With a staggering 44,000 votes cast in this years Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards organisers today announced the finalists in each of the categories for the 2019 Awards.

Taste Cheshire CEO Stephen Wundke was thrilled with the response:

“ Every year now, for two decades the people of Cheshire have been voting for their favourite places in these awards and this year more than ever they have cast their votes. Our special thanks to our sponsors of each award without whom we wouldn’t be able to continue to stage these awards. Each year, at our Presentation Dinner, when we crown our champions, we get to see just how important these awards are, to those within the industry. It is very satisfying seeing so many people all together at the very top of their profession. Now comes the hard part as each nomination is now mystery dined and shopped by industry experts over the coming 4 weeks to see who will be, the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. So, if you are dining alone over the next few weeks you just might get some exceptional, above and beyond service! I wish every nomination the best of luck and look forward to seeing many of our winners at the presentation”

This year was the first where Taste Cheshire have introduced Food and Drink Producer Awards. These have been sponsored by Square Pie, a newly based Cheshire business who are keen to support the local producer and Taste Cheshire General Manager.

Briony Wilson was pleased to be able to highlight this area:

“We know, through the many markets, fiestas and festivals that we run that Cheshire has some of the finest and most innovative food and drink producers and these awards were created to celebrate all of these food heroes, from the cottage industry up to the main line producer. Hopefully this will be just the start and we can grow this category even further in years to come”.

The Awards dinner takes place on April 24th at Chester Racecourse. For more information go to www.tastecheshire.com.

Cheshire Food and Drink Awards 2018 winners

The Chefs Table won Best Small Restaurant in 2018

The nominations for this years Taste Cheshire Food and drink Awards 2019 are;

 Local Produce Shop of the Year Sponsored by Taste Cheshire                      Family Friendly Venue of the Year

Hollies Farm Shop, Tarporley                                                                                    Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester

The Lambing Shed, Knutsford                                                                                The Chester Fields Pub and Restaurant, Mickle Trafford

Rose Farm Shop, Tarporley                                                                                          The Oakfield, Chester Zoo

Cheerbrook Farm Shop, Nantwich                                                                          The StoryHouse, Chester

Bellis Brothers, Holt

Best Use Of Local Produce In A Menu sponsored by Taste Cheshire            Best Sandwich Shop

The Pheasant Inn, Buwardsley                                                                                  Meltdown, Chester

The Chester Fields Pub and Restaurant, Mickle Trafford                                Peak Sandwiches, Chester Market

The Brewery Tap, Chester                                                                                          Bloom, Nantwich

Ring O’Bells, Christleton                                                                                            The Cheshire Sandwich Company, Chester

The Faulkner, Hoole

Best Newcomer Sponsored by Love Lane Pale Ale                                          Best Delicatessan

Bean and Cole, Chester                                                                                              Whitmore and White, Frodsham

The Nags Head, Haughton                                                                                      Monks Delicatessen, Runcorn

Docket No.64, Chester                                                                                               Deli Vert, Hoole

The Oakfield, Chester Zoo                                                                                      Deli Boys, Knutsford

Antrobus Arms, Antrobus                                                                                        Deli Fine, Holt

Best Cafe sponsored by We Love Good Times                                               Best Bar sponsored by Dee 106.3

Farm Made, Audlem                                                                                                Little Tap, Tarporley

Bean and Cole, Chester                                                                                          Bar Six, Sandbach

The Moorings, Chester                                                                                            Barlounge, Chester

Gran T’s, Altrincham                                                                                                Lono Cove, Chester

Jaunty Goat, Chester                                                                                              The Suburbs, Hoole

Best Pub sponsored by Wrexham Lager                                                      Excellence in Customer Care sponsored by Chester Zoo

The Chester Fields Pub and Restaurant, Mickle Trafford                         Little Tap, Tarporley

The Faulkner, Hoole                                                                                                Urbano 32, Chester

Fox and Hound, Sproston                                                                                        The Coach House Inn, Chester

The Bear’s Head, Brereton                                                                                      Deadwood Smokehouse, Nantwich

Ring O’Bells, Christleton

Best Small Restaurant sponsored by the Ginsmiths of Liverpool           Best Large Restaurant sponsored by Deva Fest

The Chefs Table, Chester                                                                                      Opera Grill, Chester

The Galley, Ellesmere Port                                                                                    Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester

Machine House, Rossett                                                                                        The Fishpool Inn, Delemere

Upstairs at the Grill, Chester                                                                                  La Fattoria, Chester

Joseph Benjamin, Chester                                                                                    1539, Chester Racecourse

Cheshire Small Food Producer sponsored by Square Pie                     Cheshire Large Food Producer sponsored by Square Pie

Howl at the Moon Hot Sauce                                                                                The Ice Cream Farm

Little lodge Confectionery                                                                                      Backford Belles Ice Cream

Weston Biltong Company                                                                                      The Cheshire Brewhouse

Big 5 Catering                                                                                                              Hunter’s Gin

Clotton Hall Dairy                                                                                                  Peckforton Water

Cheshire Drink Producer sponsored by Square Pie

Harry’s Drinks Company

Great Drams

Weetwood Ales

The Edge Gin

Tatton Brewery

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