Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2013 - the shortlist

PUBLISHED: 00:25 12 September 2013 | UPDATED: 19:05 07 October 2013

2013 Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards - Rudding Park Hotel and Spa, Harrogate - Monday 7th October

2013 Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards - Rudding Park Hotel and Spa, Harrogate - Monday 7th October


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 linda.chase@archant.co.uk. We would love to see you there

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