2015 Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards - the shortlist is announced

Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards

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The judges of the inaugural Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards have revealed this year’s shortlist

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Designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase for the great and the good from the region’s food and drink industry, the first ever Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards are set to be a highlight of the county’s culinary calendar.

Our independent panel of judges has spent the summer assessing the contenders from the list of nominations made by you, and have recently announced their shortlist.

The judges are Alan Hill, chef patron at Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants; Clare Major, owner of Seasoned Cookery School at Walton-on-Trent; and Rob Stordy, lecturer in Culinary Arts at the University of Derby’s Buxton campus.

Reaching the shortlist is in itself a mark of excellence and the judges have stressed how competitive the categories are – testament to the excellent standards of Derbyshire’s hospitality industry and the hardworking people behind the businesses.

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony to be held at Casa hotel in Chesterfield on 18th November.

 

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The shortlisters are:

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY OWEN TAYLOR & SONS LTD

The Dovecote Morley Hayes, Main Rd, Morley DE7 6DG, 01332 780480

The Lighthouse New Rd, Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, 01335 330658

Darley’s Waterfront, Darley Abbey Mill, Derby DE22 1DZ, 01332 364987

Stones Restaurant Dale Rd, Matlock DE4 3LT, 01629 56061

Mileburne Restaurant 2 Blanch Croft, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8GG, 01332 864170

CHEF OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY GAINSBOROUGH PROPERTIES LTD

Darren Goodwin Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Lose Hill Lane, Edale Rd, Hope S33 6AF, 01433 621219

Dan Smith The Peacock, Bakewell Rd, Rowsley, Matlock DE4 2EB, 01629 733518

Jon Hardy The Lighthouse, New Rd, Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, 01335 330658

Michael Thompson The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1SP, 01246 582311

HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY THE AUSTIN’S GROUP

Losehill House Hotel & Spa Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Lose Hill Lane, Edale Rd, Hope S33 6AF, 01433 621219

The Cavendish Hotel The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1SP, 01246 582311

Fischer’s Baslow Hall, Calver Rd, Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1RR, 01246 583259

The Peacock The Peacock, Bakewell Rd, Rowsley, Matlock DE4 2EB, 01629 733518

 

DINING PUB OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY THE VICEROY

The White Lion Main St, Great Longstone DE45 1TA, 01629 640252

The Dragon 11 The Green, Willington DE65 6BP, 01283 704795

Saracen’s Head Shirley, Ashbourne DE6 3AS, 01335 360330

The George, Alstonefield Alstonefield, Ashbourne DE6 2FX, 01335 310205

The Royal Oak Hurdlow, near Buxton SK17 9QJ, 01298 83288

The Barrel Inn Bretton, Near Eyam, Hope Valley S32 5QD, 01433 630856

The Old Hall Inn Whitehough, High Peak SK23 6EJ, 01663 750529

LOCAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY MORLEY HAYES

Original Buxton Pudding Company, Buxton

Brock and Morten, Ashford-in-the-Water

Bluebells Dairy, Spondon

Peak District Dairy, Buxton

 

FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY ZEST PRODUCE LTD

Hartington Stilton, Hartington Creamery Hartington Creamery, Pikehall Farm, Matlock DE4 2PH, 01335 390308

Duck Salami, Jaquest Jaquest, Bolsover S44 6BB, 01246 827972

Devilishly Chocolate Ice Cream, Bluebell Dairy Brunswood Farm, Locko Rd, Derby DE21 7BU, 01332 673924

Rapeseed Oil, Brock & Morten Ashford-in-the-water, 07739 188111

DRINK PRODUCT OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY IPM INTERIORS

Boot Beer The Boot Inn, 12 Boot Hill, Repton DE65 6FT, 01283 346047

Chatsworth Gold Peak Ales, The Barn Brewery, Bakewell DE45 1EX, 01246 583737

Rhubarb & Rosemary Sour Drink Lindsay’s Still Room, Turnditch, Belper DE56 2LX

Jaipur IPA Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell DE45 1GS, 01629 815999

Sparkling Seyval Blanc Renishaw Hall Vineyard, Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, Sheffield S21 3WB, 01246 432310

 

INDEPENDENT FOOD RETAILER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY GRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS DERBY

Chatsworth Farm Shop Pilsley, Bakewell DE45 1UF, 01246 565411

Huntley Green Delicatessen 14 Market Place, Cromford DE4 3QE

Fresh Basil 23 Strutt St, Belper DE56 1UN, 01773 828882

Croots Farm Shop Wirksworth Rd, Duffield DE56 4AQ, 01332 843032

 

TEAROOM/CAFE OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY ABBEY GLASS

Derby Museum Coffee House Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS, 01332 641901

Woodlands Tea Room Woodseats Lane, Charlesworth, Glossop SK13 5DP, 01457 866568

No 6 The Square 6 The Square, Buxton SK17 6AZ, 01298 213541

Northern Tea Merchants 193 Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield S40 2BA, 01246 232600

Village Green The Square, Eyam, Hope Valley S32 5RB, 01433 631293

Huntley Green Delicatessen, Cromford 14 Market Place, Cromford DE4 3QE

Lavender Tea Rooms Matlock St, Bakewell DE45 1EE, 01629 814466

The Bottle Kiln The Bottle Kiln, High Ln W, West Hallam, Ilkeston DE7 6HP

 

FOOD OR DRINK HERO SPONSORED BY COSMO RESTAURANT

Robert Evans Peak Ales, The Barn Brewery, Bakewell DE45 1EX, 01246 583737

John Jaquest Jaquest, Bolsover S44 6BB, 01246 827972

Andre Birkett Chatsworth Farm Shop, Pilsley, Bakewell DE45 1UF, 01246 565411

Kieron Atkinson English Wine Project, www.englishwineproject.co.uk

James Pogson Northern Tea Merchants, 193 Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield S40 2BA, 01246 232600

Max Fischer Baslow Hall, Calver Rd, Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1RR, 01246 583259

The Angler’s Rest (community-owned) Taggs Knoll, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0BQ, 01433 659317

 

The winners will be announced on the afternoon of Wednesday 18th November 2015. Follow us on Twitter at @DerbyshireLife or follow the #DLFoodAwards hashtag for live updates.

 

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