2014 Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards - the winners revealed

2014 Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards - Deansgate Hilton, Manchester

2014 Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards - Deansgate Hilton, Manchester - Credit: Archant

The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony at the Deansgate Hilton in Manchester

Cheshire Restaurant of the Year Restaurant Fraiche: Photographed here is Jon Jones (Award Sponsor

Cheshire Restaurant of the Year Restaurant Fraiche: Photographed here is Jon Jones (Award Sponsor, Hunters Gin, right) with John Carr from Restaurant Fraiche and Claire Montgomery - Credit: Archant

Cheshire Life Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Hunter’s Gin

Winner - Restaurant Fraiche, Oxton

Highly Commended - La Boheme, Heatley; Peckforton Castle, Peckforton

Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year The Oyster and Otter; Award sponsor Jason Jolley (right)

Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year The Oyster and Otter; Award sponsor Jason Jolley (right) from Gleaming Fresh Clean and Claire Montgomery (left) with winners, Jonathan Parkinson, Ben Seekings, Joycelyn Neve and Antony Shirley - Credit: Archant

 

Lancashire Life Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Gleaming Fresh Clean

Winner - The Oyster and Otter, Feniscowles

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Highly Commended - Damson, Media City, Salford; Olive Tree Brasserie, Lytham St Annes

Cheshire Life Traditional Dining Pub The Yew Tree Inn,Bunbury; Rob McDiarmid, Nickki McDiarmid, Elea

Cheshire Life Traditional Dining Pub The Yew Tree Inn,Bunbury; Rob McDiarmid, Nickki McDiarmid, Eleanore Carr, Myles Carr, Lindsay Cox and Jon Cox and sponsor Julian Stephenson from Stephenson - Credit: Archant

 

Cheshire Life Traditional Pub of the Year sponsored by Stephensons

Winner - Yew Tree Inn, Bunbury

Highly Commended - Badger Inn, Church Minshull; Leather’s Smithy, Langley

Lancashire Life Traditional Dining Pub Eagle and Child at Ramsbottom. Claire Montgomery is here wit

Lancashire Life Traditional Dining Pub Eagle and Child at Ramsbottom. Claire Montgomery is here with Glen Duckett and Eve Townson and event organiser, Kate Wilson - Credit: Archant

 

Lancashire Life Traditional Pub of the Year sponsored by Fiddlers Crisps

Winner - Eagle and Child, Ramsbottom

Highly Commended - Birley Arms, Warton; The Pendle Inn, Barley

Cheshire Life Hotel of the Year De Vere Mottram Hall

Cheshire Life Hotel of the Year De Vere Mottram Hall - Credit: Archant

 

Cheshire Life Hotel of the Year sponsored by Helers Cheese

Winner - Mottram Hall Hotel, Mottram-St-Andrew

Highly Commended - Oddfellows, Chester; Rookery Hall, Worleston

Lancashire Life Hotel of the Year: The team from The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village celebrate on st

Lancashire Life Hotel of the Year: The team from The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village celebrate on stage with Claire Montgomery (left) and Teresa White of sponsors Total Foodservice (right) - Credit: Archant

 

Lancashire Life Hotel of the Year sponsored by Total Foods

Winner - SPA Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green

Highly Commended -Hipping Hall, Cowan Bridge; The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

North Wales Dining Excellence Plas Bodegroes: Gunna Chown and Karen McConnell from Plas Bodegroes,

North Wales Dining Excellence Plas Bodegroes: Gunna Chown and Karen McConnell from Plas Bodegroes, Pwllheli. Photographed here with Award Sponsor, Rupert Worden from RFW Events and Claire Montgomery - Credit: Archant

 

North Wales Dining Excellence Award sponsored by RFW

Winner - Plas Bodegroes, Pwllheli

Highly Commended - Seahorse, Llandudno; St Tudno Hotel, Llandudno

Manchester Restaurant Mr Coopers, Midland Hotel: Claire Montgomery with Fernando Marques, Gareth J

Manchester Restaurant Mr Coopers, Midland Hotel: Claire Montgomery with Fernando Marques, Gareth Jones and Chris Eigelaar from Mr Cooper's The Midland Hotel. Photographed here with Award Sponsor Marc Gough from Whitehouse Crockery - Credit: Archant

 

Manchester Restaurant of the Year sponsored by WhiteHouse Crockery

Winner - Mr Cooper’s House & Garden, Midland Hotel

Highly Commended - Manchester House. Spinningfields; Neighbourhood, Spinningfields

Liverpool Restaurant Spire: Adam Locke and Matt Locke from Spire. Photographed here with Claire

Liverpool Restaurant Spire: Adam Locke and Matt Locke from Spire. Photographed here with Claire Montgomery and Award Sponsor, Katy Hanigan from Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses - Credit: Archant

 

Liverpool Restaurant of the Year sponsored by The Linen Group

Winner - Spire, Church Road

Highly Commended - Panoramic 34, Brook Street; Hanover Street Social, Hanover Street

Lakeland Dining Excellence Rothay Garden Hotel; Adrian Kneenshaw and Hannah Fearnhead collect thei

Lakeland Dining Excellence Rothay Garden Hotel; Adrian Kneenshaw and Hannah Fearnhead collect their award from sponsor, Stephen Williamson of sponsors, Lune Valley Smokehouse (right) with Claire Montgomery (left) - Credit: Archant

 

Lakeland Dining Excellence Award sponsored by Lune Valley Smokehouse

Winner - Rothay Garden, Grasmere

Highly Commended - Fellinis, Ambleside; Old Stamp House, Ambleside

Lakeland Hotel of the Year Sharrow Bay: Claire Montgomery (left) with Mark Teasdale, Eunice Whittak

Lakeland Hotel of the Year Sharrow Bay: Claire Montgomery (left) with Mark Teasdale, Eunice Whittaker and Oliver Smith from Sharrow Bay, Penrith. Photographed here with Christopher Greaves from H.Greaves and Son - Credit: Archant

 

Lakeland Hotel of the Year sponsored by H Greaves and Son

Winner - Sharrow Bay, Lake Ullswater

Highly Commended - Cedar Manor, Windermere; Rothay Garden, Grasmere

NW Afternoon Tea of the Year Alderley Edge Hotel Hotel: Claire Montgomery (left) with Ahmet Kurce

NW Afternoon Tea of the Year Alderley Edge Hotel Hotel: Claire Montgomery (left) with Ahmet Kurcer, Chris Holland and Jamie Thistleton and Award Sponsor, Leah Saleem from the Linen Group - Credit: Archant

 

North West Afternoon Tea of the Year sponsored by Butlers Cheese

Winner - Alderley Edge Hotel, Alderley Edge

Highly Commended - Ginger and Pickles, Nantwich; Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere

Lancashire Life Food & Drink Hero of the Year Joycelyn Neve, The Seafood Pub Company, with Award Spo

Lancashire Life Food & Drink Hero of the Year Joycelyn Neve, The Seafood Pub Company, with Award Sponsor Chris Swallow from Creamline Dairies and Claire Montgomery - Credit: Archant

 

Lancashire Life Food Hero of the Year Creamlines Dairy

Winner - Jocelyn Neve, Seafood Pub Company

 

Cheshire Life Food and Drink Hero of the Year Martyn Weeks, Robinsons Brewery with Claire Montgomery

Cheshire Life Food and Drink Hero of the Year Martyn Weeks, Robinsons Brewery with Claire Montgomery and Laura Harrall of sponsors, Graycoat Lumleys - Credit: Archant

 

Cheshire Life Food Hero of the Year Greycoats Lumley

Winner - Martyn Weeks, Robinson’s Brewery, Stockport

 

North West Chef of the Year Mary-Ellen McTague, Aumbry, with Claire Montgomery and Oliver Robinson

North West Chef of the Year Mary-Ellen McTague, Aumbry, with Claire Montgomery and Oliver Robinson of Robinson's Brewery - Credit: Archant

 

Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Chef of the Year sponsored by Robinsons

Winner - Mary-Ellem McTague, Aumbry

 

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Full coverage in the December issues - out next month

 

 

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