Shortlist announced for Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards

The shortlisted businesses have been announced for this year’s Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards 2015 – 2016 including five companies from Lincoln.

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on October 27, at the new Riseholme College Showground Campus, starting at 9pm.

There are a total of 14 award categories, including best Pub, Restaurant, Producer and Hotel of the Year.

A new category, Business of the Year, has also been added for this year, which will give local businesses and members who have supported the food industry in the county the opportunity to be recognised for their contribution.

One of the most sort after awards is the ‘People’s Choice Award’, which allows consumers local chefs, cooks and shoppers, the chance to vote for their favourite local food business. Votes can be placed on the Select Lincolnshire site for this award and is open until Friday October 23.

Gillian Richardson, Business Development Manager for Select Lincolnshire for Food, said: “This year we had an overwhelming number of award entries, all from very deserving food and drink producers across Lincolnshire.

“This, in itself, is proof of the diverse and high quality food and farming industry in the county.

“Every year we look to recognise and reward the people behind Lincolnshire’s billion pound food and farming sector. The judging panel found it really difficult to shortlist the entries for each award category, because every application had its own strengths.”

Councillor Colin Davie presented the awards

Councillor Colin Davie presented the awards

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development, at Lincolnshire County Council said: “Lincolnshire produces some of the finest food and drink in the country, and these awards are an opportunity to highlight all the county has to offer.

“It’s also a chance to showcase the first-class growers, producers, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms we have to entice visitors and shoppers. I wish all of this year’s nominees the best of luck.”

Shortlist Businesses for the Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards are:

Grower of the Year

• Ownsworths Rapeseed, Fulbeck, Grantham.

• Strawberry Fields, Stickford, Boston.

Producer of the Year

• R J Hirst Butchers, Woodhall Spa.

• Uncle Henrys, Grayingham, Gainsborough.

• Pocklingtons Bakery, Withern, Alford.

Retailers of the Year

• Manor Farm Shop, Swineshead, Boston.

• R J Hirst Butchers, Woodhall Spa.

• Uncle Henrys, Grayingham, Gainsborough.

• Mountains Boston Sausage, Boston.

Wholesaler of the Year

• Mountains Boston Sausage, Boston.

• The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company, Lincoln.

• Strawberry Fields, Stickford, Boston.

Self-Catering of the Year

• Brackenborough Coach House, Louth.

• Elms farm Cottages, Hubberts Bridge, Boston.

• Manor House Stables, Martin, Lincoln.

• Rural Roosts, Market Rasen

B&B of the Year

• Caxton House, Skegness.

• The Mermaid Inn, Spalding.

• West View B&B Cottages, South Cockerington, Louth.

Hotel of the Year

• Southview Park, Skegness.

• Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby, Grimsby.

• Tower Hotel, Lincoln.

Caterer & Function Venue of the Year

• Hemswell Court, Hemswell Cliff, Gainsborough.

• Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby, Grimsby.

• Tower Hotel, Lincoln.

Teaching Establishment of the Year

• Lincoln Minster School, Lincoln.

• Manor House Stables, Martin, Lincoln.

Pub of the Year

• Seacroft Holiday Estate- Bar, Mablethorpe.

• The Mermaid Inn, Spalding.

• Village Limits, Woodhall Spa.

Restaurant of the Year

• Harrisons Restaurant, Barton upon Humber.

• Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby, Grimsby.

• The Sebastapol Inn, Minting.

Tea Rooms of the Year

• Pepperpot Tea Room at Hall Farm Park, South Kelsey, Market Rasen.

• Henry’s Tea Room, Lincoln.

• Uncle Henrys, Grayingham, Gainsborough.

Business of the Year

• Mountains Boston Sausage, Boston.

• Pepperpot Tea Room at Hall Farm Park, South Kelsey, Market Rasen.

• LJ Fairburn and Son, Alford.

• R J Hirst Butchers, Woodhall Spa.


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