The Winners: Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2009
PUBLISHED: 13:18 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:14 20 February 2013
Take a look at this year's Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards winners...
Independent Retailer of the Year - Sponsored by Gloucestershire First: For a full list of winners and runners up please see November Cotswold Life, on sale from Thursday 22nd October 2009
On Monday 14th September the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel played host to the seventh annual Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards hosted by Steve Knibbs from BBC Points West. This year over 240 finalists, judges, distinguished guests and local celebrities attended this high society event including Lord Lieutenant Sir Henry Elwes; Councillor Lloyd Surgenor, Mayor of Cheltenham and Adam Henson from BBC Countryfile.
Guests enjoyed a delicious three-course meal from local suppliers and producers before finding out if they had indeed won their category at what is now regarded as the "food oscars" of the Cotswolds. Editor, Mike Lowe said Seven years on the awards still manage to excite us all at Cotswold Life. Each year the standard gets higher and the judging gets harder. It really is a testament to the Cotswold food scene and everything it has to offer. Im just proud to be a part of it
WINNER: The Cotswold Cheese Company, Moreton-in-Marsh
Best Farm Shop - Sponsored by BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
WINNER: The Butts Farm Shop, South Cerney
Food Product of the Year - Sponsored by Lapstone:
WINNER: Sticky Toffee Pudding, The Cotswold Pudding Company, Fairford
Drinks Product of the Year - Sponsored by Hartpury College:
WINNER: Olde English Rose Beer, Cotswold Spring Brewery, Chipping Sodbury
Best School Food Award - Sponsored by Cotswold Life:
WINNER: Bourton-on-the-Water Primary School
Most Improved Farmers Market Sponsored by The Royal Agricultural College:
WINNER: Cirencester, Market Place
Pub of the Year Sponsored by Warners Budgens:
WINNER: The Bell at Sapperton, nr Cirencester.
Chef of the Year Sponsored by Hatherop Castle School:
WINNER: James Graham, Allium, Fairford.
Restaurant of the Year Sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers:
WINNER: The Old Butchers Restaurant, Stow-on-the-Wold.
Hotel Restaurant of the Year Sponsored by Creed Catering:
WINNER: Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter.
Newcomer of the Year - Sponsored by The Curry Corner:
WINNER: Made By Bob, Cirencester.
Food Personality of the Year Sponsored by Leapfrog PR:
WINNER: Rob Rees, The Cotswold Chef
With special thanks to the following suppliers: Jesse Smith Family Butchers, Cirencester: Tel 01285 653387. Aldens Specialist Catering Butchers, Oxford Tel 01865 728227. New Wave The Fish Shop, Cirencester: Tel 01285 715160. Chesterton Farm, Cirencester: Tel 01285 642160. Fresh Direct, Bicester: Tel: 01869 365600. The Three Choirs Vineyards, Newent: Tel 01531 890223. Holywell Spring Water, Malvern: Tel: 01684 568548. Flowercube: Tel 01453 758585. Presentation Solutions Group (PSG), Worcester: Tel 01905 726665. The Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel: Tel 01285 864000
Independent Retailer of the Year - Sponsored by Gloucestershire First:
For a full list of winners and runners up please see November Cotswold Life, on sale from Thursday 22nd October 2009