2017 Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards Winners

Undoubtedly one of the biggest events in the region’s calendar, the Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase to the good and the great from the region’s food and drink industry – including local producers and suppliers, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers, and people who care about the countryside and the future of our local environment.

LANCASHIRE LIFE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Stephensons Catering Equiptment

WINNER

Moor Hall, Aughton

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Millstone at Mellor, Blackburn

Breda Murphy Restaurant, Whalley

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE DINING PUB OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Bowker BMW

WINNER

The Bay Horse Inn, Ellel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Butlers Arms, Blackburn

Hearth of the Ram, Ramsbottom

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE FAMILY DINING OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream

WINNER

Eagle & Child, Ramsbottom

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Miaitalia, Carnforth

The Barn at Scorton, Preston

 

 

LAKE DISTRICT DINING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Sponsored by Whitehouse Crockery

WINNER

Gilpin Spice, Windemere

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Punch Bowl Inn, Crosthwaite

Rothay Manor, Ambleside

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE CITY RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Perfect Recruitment

WINNER

Tattu, Manchester

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Australasia, Manchester

Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE FOOD HERO OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Bite Network

WINNER

James Warburton, James’ Places

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Butlers Cheese

WINNER

D. Byrne & Co, Clitheroe

HIGHLY COMMENDED

 

Finch Bakery, Great Harwood

Taylors Farm Shop, Lathom

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE FOOD OR DRINK PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Kendal Mint Cake Liqueur

WINNER

Wignalls Yallo, Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop, Pork & Blackstick Blue Cheese Sausage

LouLou’s Meringues

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE TEAROOM/CAFE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Hospitality Action

WINNER

Cafe Northcote at The Cathedral, Blackburn

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Poppins Tearooms, Horwich

Apple Store Cafe, Preston

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE CHEF OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Total Foodservice

WINNER

Antony Shirley

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Sponsored by Marketing Lancashire

WINNER

Craig Bancroft, Cafe Northcote

 

LANCASHIRE LIFE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Robinsons Brewery

WINNER

The New Inn, Yealand

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Forest, Fence

One88 Bar and Kitchen, Whitfield