FIND OUT whose been nominated RIGHT HERE for this years Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards 2017!

Over 40,000 votes for Cheshire’s Finest… 


Organisers of the Taste Cheshire Awards have again reported a record number of votes cast in the Annual Hospitality Awards. This is the 18th year of these awards and previous winners represent the finest establishments anywhere in the UK. This year’s winners will be joining an illustrious role of honour when they are presented with their awards at the ceremony on the 19th April in the Pavilion at Chester Racecourse.

Taste Cheshire General manager, Lisa Edwards said that over 40,000 votes were cast in what was yet another amazing voting period. “Last year we exceeded 30,000 votes and we thought that would take some beating but we have again exceeded that figure with another 25% increase. People simply love to vote for their favourite place to eat, drink and buy the best the county has to offer. Now comes the hard part for our judges.

The voting process has now finished and below are listed the nominations in each category. Nominees will now be mystery dined and shopped by our judging panel with the difficult job of finding the winners. Our congratulation to every nominee, you have achieved the most important part already. The recognition by your customers that you are their favourite.”

The nominations in each category are :

Local Produce Shop of the Year


Cheerbrook Farm Shop

The Hollies Farm Shop

The Lambing Shed Farm Shop


2017 Festival Sausage Competition

Cottom Foods of Widnes

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Hawarden

David Joinson, Chester

Ernest W Edge & Son, Handbridge

Cottom Foods of Widnes

R F Burrows, Tarporley

Pen y Lan Pork


Young Chef Challenge

James Higgins, South Cheshire College

Richard Postles, South Cheshire College

Matthew Evans, South Cheshire College

Melissa Brown, West Cheshire College

Family Friendly Venue of the Year

Coffee Tots Play café, Chester

The Faulkner, Hoole

Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester

Little Tap, Tarporley

The White Horse, Chester Racecourse


Best Use of Local Produce in A Menu

The Chefs Table, Chester

George and Dragon, Holme Chapel

The Chester Fields

The Pheasant Inn, Tattenhall


Best Sandwich Shop

Bloom, Nantwich

Monks Delicatessen, Runcorn

Doorsteps, Handbridge

The Cheshire Sandwich Company, Chester


Best Newcomer

Elephant Bank, Neston

Machine House, Rossett

Olive Tree Brasserie, Chester

The Galley, Ellesmere Port


Best Deli

DeFine Food and Wine, Sandiway

Whitmore and White, Frodsham

Deli Vert, Hoole

Monks Delicatessen, Runcorn


Best Café

Benty Farm Tearooms, Wirral

Elephant Lounge, Parkgate

Enzo, Nantwich

Little Yellow Pig, Chester


Best Bar

Barlounge, Chester

Liquor and Co, Chester

The Suburbs, Hoole

Red door, Chester

The Boardroom, Chester


Best Pub

The Faulkner, Hoole

The Fishpool Inn, Delamere

George and Dragon, Holme Chapel

Marlborough Arms, Chester

The Pheasant Inn, Tattenhall


Excellence in Customer Care

Ginger’s Wine Bar, Chester

H.E. Cowards, Frodsham

Little Tap, Tarporley

Piste, Tarporley


Best Small Restaurant

The Chefs Table, Chester

Chime Hartford, Northwich

Cornichon at the Gunnery, Tarvin

Piste, Tarporley

The Yard, Chester


Best Large Restaurant

The Chester Fields, Chester

Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester

Olive Tree Brasserie, Chester

The Royal Oak, Kelsall

George and Dragon, Holme Chapel


The awards dinner is a glittering affair with over 350 from the industry assembling after the Chester Food and Drink festival to find out who has won. It is the climax of the food and drink season after the Chester Food Drink and Lifestyle Festival, brought to you by Allington Hughes Law, where over 30,000 people will focus on the city for the annual event.

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