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Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality awards 2016

Winners for this year’s Select Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards were announced last night at a dazzling award ceremony held at Lincoln Minster School, near the Cathedral quarter in Lincoln.

Prizes were given out in 14 categories, which included Grower of the Year, Wholesaler of the Year and Producer of the Year.

The evening was compered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Melvyn Prior and featured a three course feast produced by Lincoln Minster kitchen's,head chef Robert Smith and Chartwells National Executive Chef Graham Odgen.

The meal included a selection of local produce from Select Lincolnshire members; including Redhill Farm Free Range Pork, Alfred Enderby Smoked Fish, Glentham Farming Company, The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company, Dennetts Ice Cream and Tom Woods Beer.

 Photos courtest of Lincolnshire Media

Winners included:

Tea Room of the Year

Winner - Uncle Henry’s from Grayingham, Gainsborough

Highly Commended – Hall Farm Park, Market Rasen and Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, Caistor

Restaurant of the Year

Winner - The Comfy Duck (Oaklands Hall Hotel), Laceby

Highly Commended  The White Hart Hotel, Lincoln and Stokes at the Collection, Lincoln.

Self-Caterer of the Year

Winner - Brackenborough Hall Coach House Holidays, near Louth

Highly Commended -Manor House StablesElms Farm Cottage, Swineshead near Boston

B&B of the Year

Winner Caxton House, Skegness

Highly Commended – Kirkstead Old Mill, Kirkstead Woodhall Spa and The Grange, East Barkwith

Hotel of the Year

Winner - White Hart Hotel, Lincoln.

Highly Commended – Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby

Caterer/Venue of the Year

Winner - Elms Farm Cottages, Swineshead near Boston

Highly Commended - Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby, Stokes at the Collection, Lincoln and White Hart Hotel, Lincoln

Wholesaler of the Year

Winner - The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company, Lincoln

Highly Commended - Stokes Tea & Coffee, Lincoln and Uncle Henry’s, Grayingham

Retailer of the Year

Winner - Uncle Henry’s, Grayingham

Highly Commended - Ownsworth’s Rapeseed Oil, Fulbeck, R J Hirst, Woodhall Spa and Scamans Eggs, Louth

Producer of the Year

Winner - Scamans Eggs, Louth

Highly Commended - Ownsworth’s Rapeseed Oil, Fulbeck, R J Hirst, Woodhall Spa and Stokes Tea & Coffee, Lincoln

Grower of the Year

Winner – Ownsworth's Rapeseed Oil, Fulbeck

Highly Commended - Meridian Meats, Louth

Pub of the Year

Winner - The Railway Tavern, Aby

Highly Commended - Tower Hotel, Lincoln and Village Limits, Woodhall Spa.

Teaching/Educational Establishment of the Year

Winner - The Manor House Stables, Martin

Highly Commended - Lincoln Minster School, Lincoln and Stokes Tea & Coffee, Lincoln.


Winner - Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby

Highly Commended - Brackenborough Hall Coach House Holidays, near Louth and Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company, Lincoln

People’s Choice Award

Winner - Manor Farm Shop, Swineshead

Highly Commended - Angels Desserts, Lincoln and Stokes Tea & Coffee, Lincoln


Gillian Richardson, Business Development Manager of Select Lincolnshire said: “We are extremely grateful to those who made this year’s awards possible, and we are proud to be part of a brand which gets to showcase and celebrate the real work of Lincolnshire’s food and farming industry.

“Some of our members have gone on to enter the National Visit England Awards, and we wish them all the best of luck in flying the Lincolnshire flag. We hope everyone had a wonderful evening and we look forward to doing it all again next year.”

With thanks to our award sponsors

Business and Restaurant of the Year - Saul Fairholme, Producer of the Year – Roythornes Solicitors, People’s Choice Award – Lincolnshire Co-Op, Food sponsors – Glentham Farming Company, Alfred Enderby, The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork, Dennetts Ice-Cream and Tom Wood Beer Ltd, Menu booking service – Easy Preorder and AV – Peachy Productions.

Select Lincolnshire for food: This was formerly the Tastes of Lincolnshire and Select Lincolnshire projects. The Select Lincolnshire Love Food marque is available for member businesses to display on produce, in local shops, accommodation, pubs, cafes and restaurants –and represents an assurance of quality, local produce. Select Lincolnshire for food has a membership who are supported through umbrella marketing activity and a programme of events, business support, PR and communications. Select Lincolnshire for food offers Lincolnshire’s food, drink, tourism, hospitality, agriculture & horticulture sectors a unifying brand for use alongside businesses own branding to highlight provenance and aims to attract visitors to the County, promote business growth and job creation within the sector.

The Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce: represents members across Lincolnshire at a local, regional and national level on matters concerning trade, commerce and industry and lobbying. It works to promote the buying and selling of goods and services and beneficial contacts between members, as well as to facilitate networking, forums and events to enable members to exchange ideas, information, views and business practice.