Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2013 - the shortlist
PUBLISHED: 00:25 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 19:05 07 October 2013
Annie Stirk, our food and drink consultant, announces the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2013 shortlist
As chair of the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink judging team, I am delighted to bring you our very exciting shortlist, which represents the diverse range of hospitality businesses across Yorkshire. The judges have had a very busy few months eating and drinking their way around the county to bring you this eclectic selection of destinations. What has been particularly encouraging is to have found a number of new businesses who have shown that it is possible to buck the recession trend to launch a new concept, which pulls in the crowds.
The judges have found that consistency is absolutely key to running a successful hospitality business and testament to this are the longer established businesses on the shortlist, which are still flying high after many years at the top of their game.
The team and I are very excited about the awards event on October 7th and are really looking forward to celebrating the fantastic achievements of all our shortlistees.
Newcomer of the Year
The Blind Swine, 24 Swinegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AZ
Eat Me Caf, 1 Hanover Rd, Scarborough,North Yorkshire, YO11 1LS
Iris, 12 Bull Ring, Wakefield,West Yorkshire, WF1 1HA
Hotel of the Year
Talbot Hotel, Yorkersgate, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7AJ
Cedar Court Grand Hotel, Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6GD
The Crown Spa Hotel, 7-11 Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AG
Small But Special Accommodation of the Year
Bivouac at Druids Temple, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ
Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, North Yorkshire Dales, DL8 3EE
Shallowdale House, Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4DY
Restaurant of the Year
The Design House, Dean Clough Arts and Business Centre, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5AX
La Lanterna, 33 Queen Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HQ
Vennells, 7 Silver Street, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4DX
Neighbourhood Restaurant of the Year
Henry Yeast & Son, 6 Newland Avenue, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU5 3AF
Dandelion & Burdock, 16 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 2EA
Erics, 75 Lidget Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3JP
Dining Pub of the Year
General Tarleton, Boroughbridge Road, Ferrensby, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0PZ
The Hinchliffe Arms, Cragg Vale, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX7 5TA
Reliance, 76-78 North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7PN
Pub of the Year
Fauconberg Arms, Thirsk Bank, Coxwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 4AD
Friends of Ham, 4 New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DL
Grapes Inn, Railway Street, Slingsby, York, YO62 4AL
Local Producer of the Year
Staals Smokehouse, The Cottage, Riston Grange, Long Riston, East Yorkshire, HU11 5SA
B Tomlinson & Son, 137 Roker Lane, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 9ND
Luddenden Valley Wines, Halifax
Food Destination of the Year
Drewtons, The Drewton Estate, South Cave, Nr Brough, East Yorkshire, HU15 2AG
The Courtyard Dairy, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9JY
Bettys, Hookstone Chase, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7LD
There are three other awards Chef of the Year, Education Award and Special Award for which there are no shortlists and the winners will be announced at the celebration lunch at Rudding Park, Harrogate on October 7th
Send a message of good luck to your favourite establishment on twitter by using the hashtag #YLFoodAwards and @Yorkshire_Life
Celebrate with us
We would like to invite readers to the awards lunch at Rudding Park, Harrogate on October 7th so that you have a chance to show your appreciation of some of the finest talent to be found not just in the region but the around the country.
Tickets for the lunch are now available to buy. Places are limited so please reserve your tickets immediately to avoid disappointment.
Individual tickets are 60 each including VAT and 550 including VAT for a table of 10. The price includes a welcome drink and a three-course lunch with wine.
Please call Linda Chase to book your tickets on 01925 661912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see you there