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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


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