The Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards 2015 – 2016 saw five Lincoln businesses scoop a top prize.
The event, held at the new Riseholme College Showground Campus on October 27, saw Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company, Lincoln Minster School, Angels Desserts, Manor House Stables and The Tower Hotel rise to the top.
The annual awards, run by Select Lincolnshire for Food, recognise and reward the people and businesses behind Lincolnshire’s billion pound food and farming industry.
Angels Desserts received a Highly Commended in the People’s Choice Award following a public vote, it was pipped to the top spot by Manor Farm Shop.
Other Lincoln businesses that achieved Highly Commended awards included Lincoln Minster School for Teaching Establishment of the Year, The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company for Wholesaler of the Year and The Tower Hotel which collected Highly Commended awards for Hotel of the Year and Venue of the Year.
Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop, just north of Lincoln in Greyingham won Producer of the Year and Retailer of the Year, as well as taking Highly Commended for Tearoom of the Year.
Hemswell Court, at Hemswell Cliff, won Venue of the Year, and Pepperpot Tearoom at Hall Farm Park, South Kelsey near Market Rasen was won Tearoom of the Year.
Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development, said: “We’ve had some fantastic winners this year, proving yet again that Lincolnshire’s food and drink is some of the best in the world. My congratulations go to the winners, and Select Lincolnshire will continue to do all it can to spread the word about all the county has to offer.”
Gillian Richardson, Business Development Manager for Select Lincolnshire for Food, added: “I would like to congratulate all the winning and highly commended businesses. There is no doubt that what we have in Lincolnshire is among the very best in the UK’s food and farming industry, and it continues to grow from strength to strength every year.
“Winning such a prestigious county award is a great achievement. I would like to thank all the businesses for the valued contribution they make to Lincolnshire’s renowned food, drink and hospitality industry.”