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The Finalists: Cotswold Life Food & Drinks Awards 2009

PUBLISHED: 13:19 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:08 20 February 2013

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We have chosen the finalists for this years Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards, are your favourites in the shortlist?

We are delighted to announce that the 2009 Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards finalists are...




BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Gloucestershire First



  • Fruitcakes, Northleach

  • The Cotswold Cheese Company, Moreton-in-Marsh

  • Browns Butchers, Winchcombe




BEST FARM SHOP
Sponsored by BBC Gloucestershire


The Butts Farm Shop, South Cerney


The Organic Farm Shop/Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester


Wotton Farm Shop, Wooten-under-Edge




FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Lapstones

Strawberries and cream ice cream, The Cotswold Ice Cream Company, Farmington



  • Windrush Dainty Herb, Windrush Valley Goat Dairy, Windrush

  • Sticky toffee pudding, The Cotswold Pudding Company, Fairford




DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR



  • Cotswold Premium Lager, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Foscot

  • Olde English Rose beer, Cotswold Spring Brewery, Doddington Ash nr. Chipping Sodbury

  • Elderflower Cordial, Bredon Hill Foods, Little Comberton




BEST SCHOOL FOOD AWARD



  • Oaksey C of E Primary School, Oaksey, Malmesbury

  • Bourton-on-the-Water Primary School, Bourton-on-the-Water

  • Thomas Keble Primary School, Eastcombe, Stroud




MOST IMPROVED FARMERS' MARKET
Sponsored by Royal Agricultural College.



  • Cirencester Market Place

  • Chipping Norton Market Place

  • Cheltenham Promenade




PUB OF THE YEAR



  • The Wild Duck Inn, Ewen

  • The Bell at Sapperton, nr Cirencester

  • The Churchill Arms, Paxford




CHEF OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Hatherop Castle School



  • Jon Howe, Lumiere, Cheltenham

  • Jason Brewster, The Horse and Groom Village Inn, Upper Oddington

  • James Graham, Allium, Fairford




RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers



  • Wild Garlic Restaurant, Nailsworth

  • The Old Butcher's Restaurant, Stow-on-the-Wold

  • The Old Passage Inn, Arlingham




HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Creed Catering



  • Lower Slaughter Manor, Lower Slaughter

  • Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

  • Mulberry Restaurant, Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh



NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR



  • Longborough Farm Shop, Longborough, nr Moreton-in-Marsh

  • Made by Bob, Cirencester

  • Moore to Eat, Bourton-on-the-Water




FOOD PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR



  • Rob Rees, The Cotswold Chef

  • Liz Godsell, Godsells Cheese

  • Tom Herbert, Hobbs House Bakery



Many thanks to all who nominated and congratulations to all of our finalists, who, over the coming weeks, will be visited by our judges.


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