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2015 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards - the shortlists

PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 September 2015 | UPDATED: 20:39 21 September 2015

2014 Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year The winner, Tim Bilton from The Spiced Pear, receiving his award

2014 Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year The winner, Tim Bilton from The Spiced Pear, receiving his award


At last we can tell you who in the food, drink and hospitality industries have impressed us the most this year

Ben Varley and  Lee Marshall celebrate as The Design House (Halifax)  awarded The Restaurant of the Year 2014Ben Varley and Lee Marshall celebrate as The Design House (Halifax) awarded The Restaurant of the Year 2014

It is always with great excitement that we reveal the shortlist for the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards. Our first-time judges Claire Gallagher, Gary Smulders, Tim Bilton and Claire Sawkins who between them have enormous knowledge of the food, drink and hospitality industries in Yorkshire have been spoiled for choice. Deliberations have gone on for months but there have been award contenders who have shone through with their talent, innovation, flair, expertise and most of all commitment to customers.

We would also like to thank those of you who have taken the time to nominate your favourite places to eat and drink as well as the places where you enjoy staying during your hard-earned leisure time. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish a speedy return to full health to our Chef of the Year 2014 and judge Tim Bilton. We are thinking of you Tim and your family and thank you for your contribution to these awards.

As we go to print preparations are being made for our celebration lunch at the award-winning hotel Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire on September 21st when we will announce the winners of the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015. Rudding’s development chef Matthew Wilkinson and his team are putting the finishing touches to a celebratory menu created especially for us and our guests. And of course there will be full colour coverage in the November issue of Yorkshire Life as well as online, including our website

Celerbations at last year's Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards at Rudding ParkCelerbations at last year's Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards at Rudding Park

So here is the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015 list of contenders (there is no shortlist for Chef of the Year or Food Hero of the Year. These winners will be announced at our celebration lunch):




Wentbridge Country Hotel
Wentbridge, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 3JJ 01977 620444

The Coniston Hotel
Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4EA 01756 748080

Black Swan
Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BJ 01439 770466



The Marine Hotel
13 Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3PR 01947 605022

William & Victoria Restaurant and Wine Bar
6 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0NA 01423 521510

Silversmiths Restaurant
111 Arundel Street, Sheffield South Yorkshire, S1 2NT 0114 270 6160



Whitelock’s Ale House
Turks Head Yard, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HB 0113 2423368

The Lion Inn
Blakey Ridge Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire YO62 7LQ 01751 417320

Coach and Horses
16 West Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1BJ 01423 561802

The Kelham Island Tavern
62 Russell Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RW 0114 2722482



The Blue Lion
East Witton, Near Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4SN 01969 624273

The Three Acres
Roydhouse, Shelley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 8LR 01484 602606

The Timble Inn
Timble, Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, LS21 2NN 01943 880530



Stamfrey Farm Clotted Cream
Stamfrey Farm Organics, West Rounton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 2LJ 01609 882297

Yorkshire Honey
Old Post Office, Scampston, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG 01944 758413

Yorkshire Luxury Yogurt
Wensleydale Creamery, Gayle Lane, Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire DL8 3RN 01969 667664

Icelandic Style Skyr Yogurt
Hesper Farm, Bell Busk, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4DU 01729 830265



Pure North Cider
Deanhouse, Netherthong, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 3TD 07720 398706

Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice
Whelham Wold Farm, Welham, near Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 9LY 01759 304864

Yorkshire Blonde Ossett Brewery
Ossett Brewing Company Limited, Kings Yard, Low Mill Road, Ossett, West Yorkshire WF5 8ND 01924 261333



Norse Restaurant
22 Oxford St, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1PU 01423 202363

46 King’s Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5JW 01423 705852

6 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5DQ 0113 2431248



Leng’s Grocer
36 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0NA 01423 503815

13 Market Place, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BL 01439 771 307

The Fruit Basket
14 High Street, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire YO51 9AW 01423 324188



Keelham Farm Shop
Brighouse and Denholme Rd, Thornton. Bradford, West Yorkshire BD13 3SS 01274 833472

Sunderlandwick Estate Farm Shop
Kelleythorpe Farm, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 9DW 01377 256627

Bolster Moor Farm Shop
Harden Road Farm, 1a Bolster Moor Road, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4JU 01484 648 274



The winners will be announced on the afternoon of Monday 21st September


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