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Finalists of the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2016 announced

PUBLISHED: 16:21 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:15 10 May 2016

Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2016

Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2016


We are delighted to announce our 2016 finalists…

Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by New Wave Seafood

ChenMoore Chopsticks, Prestbury

Stargazy Fish Bar, Tetbury

The Orchard Deli, Quedgeley




Butcher of the Year

Sponsored by NFU Mutual Moreton-in-Marsh and Cheltenham

Andy Creese Butchers, Newent

J. Broomhall, Eastington

Jesse Smith Butcher, Cirencester & Tetbury




Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Sponsored by Emporium Gift Shop

Lynwood & Co, Lechlade

The Coffee Dispensary, Cheltenham

Tisanes Tea Room, Broadway




Best Independent Retailer

Sponsored by Cotteswold Dairy

Blockley Village Shop & Café, Blockley

John Barleycorn’s, Broadway

Jolly Nice, Frampton Mansell




Best Farm Shop

Sponsored by Arthur David

Coombe Hill Farm Shop, Gloucester

Court Farm Shop, Cheltenham

Over Farm Market, Over




Cheese of the Year

Sponsored by Paxton & Whitfield

• Cerney Ash, Cerney Cheese, North Cerney

• Leonard Stanley, Godsells Cheese, Leonard Stanley

• Forester, Woefuldane Organic Dairy, Minchinhampton




Food Product of the Year

Sponsored by Royal Three Counties Show

• Baked Cheesecake, Windrush Valley Goat Dairy, Windrush

• Nelson Loaf, The Artisan Baker, Stroud

• West Country Cider Seville Orange Marmalade, The Artisan Kitchen, Gloucester





Best Ale, Beer or Cider

Sponsored by The Midcounties Co-operative

• Bodicacia, Corinium Ales, Cirencester

• Dockside Dark, Gloucester Brewery, Gloucester

• Medium Cider, Pearson’s Cider, Bourton-on-the-Hill




Drinks Product of the Year

Sponsored by RE Resource Group

• Apple Juice, Day’s Cottage, Brookthorpe

• Cloud Nine Blend, Bow-in-the-Cloud Vineyard, Malmesbury

• Overhang, Overhang Drinks, Cheltenham




Best Local Supplier/Producer

Sponsored by Gloucester Services Farmshop & Kitchen

Cotteswold Dairy, Tewkesbury

• Phoenix Free Range, Nailsworth

Ross & Ross Food, Chipping Norton




Best Pub Restaurant

Sponsored by Tayabali Tomlin

The Bell at Selsley, Selsley

The Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill

The Swan at Southrop, Southrop




Best Cotswold Menu

Sponsored by Martin Green Traditional Decorating

Lumière, Cheltenham

The Priory Inn, Tetbury

The Weighbridge Inn, Minchinhampton




Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers

Jesse’s Bistro, Cirencester

My Great Grandfathers, Tewkesbury

Prithvi, Cheltenham




Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Smith & Williamson

Eckington Manor, Eckington

Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

No.131, Cheltenham




Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Arthur David

• Nick Pullen, Wild Thyme, Chipping Norton

• Richard Craven, The Chef’s Dozen, Chipping Campden

• Shamsul Krori, The Curry Corner, Cheltenham




2016 Cotswold Hero

Sponsored by Bottlegreen Drinks

To be announced on the evening of Monday, July 25 at Cheltenham Racecourse


Information on tickets to the black tie event can be found here.


For more information about the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards, please visit the website.


To read about last year’s winners, please click here.


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