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Winners of the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards 2016

PUBLISHED: 09:30 26 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:24 26 July 2016

The Cotswold Life Food & Drinks Awards 2016

The Cotswold Life Food & Drinks Awards 2016

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The 14th annual Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards took place at Cheltenham Racecourse last night July 25. 450 guests gathered to celebrate the region’s food and drink industry in one of the biggest events in the Cotswold calendar. Here we announce the winners

Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by New Wave Seafood

This category was open to anyone in the food or drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months.

Click here to find out who won Newcomer of the Year…

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Butcher of the Year

Sponsored by NFU Mutual

This category celebrates local butchers and everything they contribute to the local food scene.

Click here to find out who won Butcher of the Year...

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Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Sponsored by Emporium Gift Shop

Tea and coffee shops are an integral part of the Cotswold food and drink scene, this category celebrates your favourite destinations for scones, coffees and loose leaf teas.

Click here to find out who won Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year...

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Best Independent Retailer

Sponsored by Cotteswold Dairy

The nominees for this category were selected for their genuine passion for our Cotswold food scene and a dedication to what it means for the local community.

Click here to find out who won Best Independent Retailer...

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Best Farm Shop

Sponsored by Arthur David

The key to a good farm shop is not only the range of produce and the layout, but also the principles that it supports. This category celebrates the Cotswold farm shops dedicated to local produce and excellent service.

Click here to find out who won Best Farm Shop....

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Cheese of the Year

Sponsored by Paxton & Whitfield

Cheese is a large part of the Cotswold food scene - this category celebrates the cheese made by a Cotswold farmer or producer that is a cut above the rest.

Click here to find out who won Cheese of the Year...

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Food Product of the Year

Sponsored by Royal Three Counties Show

To celebrate the Cotswold’s food businesses that deliver top quality products to the local community, we asked you to nominate a food product made by a Cotswold farmer, producer, retailer or manufacturer.

Click here to find out who won Food Product of the Year...

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Best Beer/Ale/Cider

Sponsored by the Midcounties Co-operative

We asked you to name your favourite ale, beer or cider and why it stands out so much to you. Does the labelling draw you to the product? Are the flavours like no other? Tell us why this is your drink of choice.

Click here to find out who won Best Beer/Ale/Cider…

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Drinks Product of the Year

Sponsored by RE Resource Group

Whether made by a Cotswold farmer, producer, retailer or manufacturer, this category celebrates your favourite drink product in the region.

Click here to find out who won Drinks Product of the Year...

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Best Local Supplier/Producer

Sponsored by Gloucester Services

This category celebrates our local suppliers and producers that play such a vital role in the Cotswold food community.

Click here to find out who won Best Local Supplier/Producer...

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Best Pub Restaurant

Sponsored by Tayabali Tomlin

Finalists for this category were country pubs and dining pubs who combined a perfect package of customer service, value for money and high quality food.

Click here to find out who won Best Pub Restaurant...

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Best Cotswold Menu

Sponsored by Martin Green Traditional Decorating

This category celebrates the Cotswolds’ finest menus - full of local producers that change seasonally and incorporate a wide range of dishes for all palates.

Click here to find out who won Best Cotswold Menu...

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Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers

One of the most coveted awards, the Restaurant of the Year offers an incomparable dining experience in the Cotswolds- from exceptional service to a menu packed with locally sourced, seasonal produce and an outstanding wine list.

Click here to find out who won Restaurant of the Year...

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Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Smith & Williamson

This category celebrates those star venues that offer sublime dining with fantastic food, drink and superb service.

Click here to find out who won Hotel Restaurant of the Year...

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Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Arthur David

The Chef of the Year is someone who has devoted him or herself to the cause of serving the best possible food.

Click here to find out who won Chef of the Year...

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2016 Cotswold Food Hero

Sponsored by Bottlegreen

This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on the Cotswold food community.

Click here to find out who won 2016 Cotswold Food Hero...

And a massive congratulations to Richard Parsons, Gloucestershire magician and winner of the Editor’s Choice Award. Well deserved!

To find out more about the Cotswold Food and Drink Awards 2016 and our sponsors, head over to foodawards.cotswoldlife.co.uk

Were you at the awards night? Tweet us your pictures @CotswoldLife #CLFDA

Click here to take a look back at last year’s winners.

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