Taste Cheshire Food Drink Awards 2017-42

A number of Nantwich businesses have been nominated in categories of the 2018 Taste Cheshire Awards.

Cheerbrook farm shop on Newcastle Road, Bloom sandwich shop in Nantwich town centre, and Deadwood Smokehouse restaurant on Beam Street are among those shortlisted.

Other nominees include Little Tap in Tarporley, RF Burrows & Sons in Bunbury, and Farm Made Tearooms, Audlem.

Award organisers have reported a huge number of votes cast in the annual awards, now in their 19th year.

This year’s winners will be joining an illustrious role of honour at the ceremony on April 4 in the Pavilion at Chester Racecourse.

Taste Cheshire general manager Briony Wilson said: “It has been another amazing year with over 40,000 votes cast by regulars of their favourite establishments.

“This makes the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards among the biggest voted for awards in the UK.

“Every year we are so pleased to see how much our industry has developed and the standard of hospitality within our county just gets better and better.

“We really are the county of Food and Drink, which our customers keep telling us by voting year after year.”

Taste Cheshire Food Drink Awards 2017-5

The voting process has finished and the full list of nominations in each category can be seen, below.

Nominees will be mystery dined and shopped by judges to find the eventual winners.

The nominations in each category are:

Local Produce Shop of the Year
The Hollies Farm Shop
Claremont Farm
Cheerbrook Farm Shop
Kenyon Hall Farm Shop
Applegate’s Farm Shop

Family Friendly Venue of the Year
Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester
The White Horse, Chester Racecourse
The Fishpool Inn
Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas
The Lambing Shed

Best Use of Local Produce in a Menu
The Chefs Table
Little Tap, Tarporley
Cheshire Dining Experience
The ChesterFields
The Castle, Congleton
George and Dragon, Holmes Chapel

Best Sandwich Shop
Meltdown, Chester
Bloom, Nantwich
Monks Deli, Runcorn
The Cheshire Sandwich Company

Best Newcomer
Meltdown, Chester
Craft & Co
The Stanneylands
9 Elephants, Chester
Deadwood Smokehouse

Best Deli
Deli Vert, Hoole
Monks Deli, Runcorn
Whitmore and White, West Kirby
RF Burrows & Sons, Bunbury
Deli Fine, Holt

Best Café
Benty Farm Tearooms
Brew & Tucker, Frodsham
Little Yellow Pig
Jaunty Goat Coffee
Farm Made Tearooms, Audlem

Best Bar
Kash22, Frodsham
The Little Tap, Tarporley
The Suburbs, Hoole

Best Pub
The Faulkner
The Coachouse Inn
Ring O’Bells, Christleton
The ChesterFields
The Pheasant Inn

Excellence in customer care
Little Tap, Tarporley
Brew & Tucker, Frodsham
George and Dragon, Holmes Chapel

Best Small Restaurant
The Chefs Table
Upstairs at the Grill
Sticky Walnut, Hoole
Chime, Hartford
The Machine House

Best Large Restaurant
Opera Grill
Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester
The ChesterFields
Miller and Carter, Chester
Olive Tree Brasserie, Chester

The awards dinner will see more than 350 people from industry assembling after the Chester Food and Drink Festival.

For more information about the Food and Drink Festival or the awards dinner go to chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk

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