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Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2012 Winners!

PUBLISHED: 18:23 03 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:34 20 February 2013

450 highly esteemed guests, finalists and sponsors joined Cotswold Life to celebrate the 10th Anniversary Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday 2nd July.

Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2012



450 highly esteemed guests, finalists and sponsors including Adam Henson, Sir Roddy Llewellyn and The Fabulous Baker Brothers Tom & Henry Herbert joined Cotswold Life to celebrate the 10th Anniversary Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday 2nd July.



Hosted by Steve Knibbs from BBC Points West the awards celebrated the fantastic food and drink industry in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. The Editors choice award went to Tim Boyd of New Wave Seafood and after enjoying a three-course locally sourced meal the all important awards were announced.



And the winners are



Newcomer of the Year sponsored by Riverford Organic



Winner: The Artisan Kitchen, Gloucester



Highly Commended: Star Bistro in Ullenwood, Cicada Deli in Wotton Under Edge



Butcher of the Year sponsored by NFU Mutual Moreton-in-Marsh



Winner: Andy Creese Butchers, Newent



Highly Commended: Hobbs House Butchery in Chipping Sodbury, Jesse Smiths Butchers in Cirencester



Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year sponsored by Cotteswold Dairy



Winner: Well Walk Tea Rooms, Cheltenham



Highly Commended: 7a Coffee Shop in Fairford, The Kitchen in Minchinhampton



Best Independent Retailer sponsored by The Food Funnel



Winner: Cotswold Food Store, Longborough



Highly Commended: Horsley Community Shop in Stroud, Food Fanatics in Winchcombe



Best Farm Shop sponsored by BBC Radio Gloucestershire



Winner: Old Farm Dorn, Moreton-in-Marsh



Highly Commended: Duchy Home Farm in Tetbury, Foxbury Farm in Brize Norton



Best Farmers Market Stallholder sponsored by Whole Foods Market Cheltenham



Winner: Chesterton Farm Shop, Cirencester



Highly Commended: Over Farm Market in Gloucester, Adeys Farm in Berkeley



Food Product of the Year sponsored by Hartpury College



Winner: Cotswold Gold, Broadway



Highly Commended: Netherend Farm Dairy Butter in Lydney, Pancake Farm Veal in Chedworth



Drinks Product of the Year sponsored by NFU Mutual Cheltenham



Winner: Elderflower Cordial, Nurses Cottage, Evesham



Highly Commended: Pear Owler Spirit from Charles Martell and Son in Dymock, Legless Cow Ale from Mayhill Brewery in Longhope



Best Local Supplier/Producer sponsored by The Daffodil



Winner: Macaroni Farm, Eastleach



Highly Commended: Todenham Manor Farm in Moreton in Marsh, Blue Basil Brownies in Heythrop



Best Neighbourhood Pub sponsored by Tayabali-Tomlin



Winner: The Golden Ball Inn, Lower Swell



Highly Commended: The Jolly Brewmaster in Cheltenham, The Prince Albert in Rodborough



Best Pub Restaurant sponsored by Cirencester Cupcakes



Winner: The Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-hill



Highly Commended: The Kingham Plough in Kingham, The Royal Oak in Leighterton



Chef of the Year sponsored by Cheltenham Dental Spa & Implant Clinic



Winner: Jon Howe, Lumiere, Cheltenham



Highly Commended: Bob Parkinson from Made by Bob in Cirencester, Michael Bedford from The Chefs Table in Tetbury



Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers



Winner: Le Manoir, Oxford



Highly Commended: 5 North Street in Winchcombe, The Daffodil in Cheltenham



Hotel Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Gloucestershire College



Winner: The Manor House, Castle Combe



Highly Commended: Lords of the Manor in Upper Slaughter and Buckland Manor in Broadway



2012 Cotswold Food Hero sponsored by Target Catering Equipment



Winner: Tom Herbert, Hobbs House Bakery



Photos and a full write up of the event will be in the August issue of Cotswold Life, to order your copy visit www.buyamag.co.uk/cotswold



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