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2017 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards - the shortlists

PUBLISHED: 19:07 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:26 04 September 2017

2017 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards

2017 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards

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Here it is, our much debated shortlist of those who have impressed us the most this time.

2017 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards sponsors2017 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards sponsors

Our food and drink awards not only aim to champion innovation and recognise the risk-takers in these tricky economic times (which is practically everyone), but also introduce readers to as wide a range of businesses across the county as possible.

The judges, experts in their own areas of food, drink and hospitality and with a passion for entertaining as I’ve ever known, have had as always, a difficult time reaching their decisions. But after months of deliberations and the search for top quality they have found contenders worthy of honours for their talent, innovation and commitment to their customers.

We’d like to thank too, the readers who took the time and trouble to nominate their favourite places to eat, drink and stay during their leisure time.

There are some very determined people out there who are working tirelessly to maintain Yorkshire’s reputation for the fine food and drink and hospitality. We want to champion their efforts and celebrate their successes with these awards that also acknowledge their steely resolve.

Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards judges Claire Sawkins, Gary Smulders, Mitch Mitchell, Claire GallagherYorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards judges Claire Sawkins, Gary Smulders, Mitch Mitchell, Claire Gallagher

Our awards lunch is at Rudding Park, one of Harrogate’s leading hotels on Monday, September 25th when we will announce the winners. The celebratory lunch is prepared once more by Rudding’s development chef Matthew Wilkinson and his team who are finalising the menu created especially for our guests. There is no shortlist for Chef of the Year, Food Hero of the Year or for the Customer Service Award. These names will also be revealed at our celebration lunch. And of course there will be full coverage of the event in the November issue of Yorkshire Life as well as online including our website yorkshirelife.co.uk.

We hope the food and drink and hospitality industries are encouraged by our celebrations and know that we do support them through good times and bad. I would like to say thank you to our team of judges whose expertise is second to none. We hope to continue to inform, entertain and inspire our readers with events such as our food and drink awards.

 

Here is the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 shortlist, the hashtag for the awards is #YLFoodawards

Chef Matthew WilkinsonChef Matthew Wilkinson

 

HOTEL OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY HATFIELDS JAGUAR

Rudding Park @RuddingPark

Rudding Lane, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH www.ruddingpark.co.uk

Dakota Deluxe @DakotaDeluxe

8 Russell Street, Leeds, LS1 5RN leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk

The Principal York @PrincipalYork ‏

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA www.phcompany.com/york

 

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY LUCIA WINE BAR

Skosh @skoshyork ‏

98 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX www.skoshyork.co.uk

Rafters Restaurant @rafterss11 ‏

220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield, S11 7ED www.raftersrestaurant.co.uk

Jöro Restaurant @JoroRestaurant ‏

294 Shalesmoor, Sheffield, S3 8US www.jororestaurant.co.uk

The Fox and Hounds

Goldsborough Lane, Whitby, YO21 3RX

 

DINING PUB OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY SYKES HOUSE FARM

The Alice Hawthorn Inn @alicehawthorn_

The Green, Nun Monkton, YO26 8EW www.thealicehawthorn.com

Salute at White Swan @saluteleeds

The White Swan, Church Street, Rothwell, West Yorkshire, LS26 0QL www.saluteleeds.co.uk

The Gray Ox @GrayOxHartshead

15 Hartshead Lane, Liversedge, WF15 8AL www.grayoxinn.co.uk

 

PUB OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY TAYLORS FOOD

Foleys Tap House @Mrfoleys

159 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 5RG www.mrfoleysleeds.co.uk

The George & Dragon @gndhudswell

Hudswell Lane, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6BL www.georgeanddragonhudswell.co.uk

Ye Olde Black Boy @YeOldeBlackBoy

150 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PS yeoldeblackboy.weebly.com

 

INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY WENSLEYDALE CHEESE

The Courtyard Dairy @CourtyardDairy

Crows Nest Barn, (The Former Falconry Centre), Austwick, Near Settle, LA2 8AS www.thecourtyarddairy.co.uk

The Jug & Bottle @JugandBottleBub

Old School, 68 Main Street, Bubwith, Selby YO8 6LX www.jugandbottle.co.uk

Campbell’s of Leyburn @Campbells1868 ‏

4 Commercial Square, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5BP www.campbellsofleyburn.co.uk

 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY RURAL CRAFTS

Mary Jane Pale Ale @Ilkleybrewery

The Ilkley Brewery Company Ltd, The New Brewery, Ashlands Road, Ilkley, LS29 8J www.ilkleybrewery.co.uk

Yorkshire Oak Mayonnaise @YorRapeseedOil

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, Breckenholme Trading Company Ltd, North Breckenholme Farm, Thixendale, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9LS www.yorkshirerapeseedoil.co.uk

Mackenzies Smoked Trout @MackenziesSH

Mackenzies Yorkshire Smokehouse, Hardisty Hill, Blubberhouses, North Yorkshire, LS21 2PQ www.yorkshiresmokehouse.co.uk

 

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY SLINGSBY GIN

Tapasya @MarinaTapasya ‏

580 - 582 Beverley Road, Hull, HU6 7LH www.tapasya.org.uk

Mr Nobody Cocktail Bar & Restaurant @MrNobodyLeeds

163 Lower Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LY www.mrnobody.co.uk

The Rise @TheRise_York

The Grand Hotel & Spa, Station Rise, York YO1 6GD www.theriseyork.co.uk

The Whippet & Pickle @whippetnpickle

14c Town Gate, Holmfirth, HD9 1HA thewhippetandpickle.com

 

FAMILY DINING OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY AGA

Billy Bob’s Parlour @BillyBobParlour

Calm Slate Farm, Halton East, Bolton Abbey BD23 6EU www.billybobsparlour.com

The Queen o’ t’owd Thatch @theQoTT

101 High Street, South Milford, Leeds, LS25 5AQ www.theqott.com

The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe @theballoontree

S
tamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB www.theballoontree.co.uk

COFFEE/TEA SHOP OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY HOSPITALITY ACTION

Bean & Bud @BeanAndBud

14 Commercial Street, Harrogate, HG1 1TY www.beanandbud.co.uk

Dale Head Farm Tea Garden

Dale Head Farm, Rosedale East, Pickering, YO18 8RL www.daleheadfarmteagarden.co.uk

The Courtyard Tearoom

Park Lake, Womersley, DN6 9BH www.thecourtyardwomersley.co.uk

 

The following categories do not have a shortlist and will be announced on the day.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD SPONSORED BY HALLGARTEN DRUITT

 

FOOD HERO OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY ALEVERE

 

CHEF OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY TOTAL FOODSERVICE

 

 

Join us for the Celebrations

Tickets are now available for the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 on Monday 25th September at Rudding Park Hotel for a fabulous celebration.

For further details, please email Linda Chase at linda.chase@archant.co.uk

Tickets are £60 each + Vat.

The price includes a drinks reception, a four-course lunch and wine.

 

 

For information about the event visit foodawards.yorkshirelife.co.uk

 

 

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