Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards 2010 - the winners revealed
The cheers echoed through the corridors of Manchester's Midland Hotel as the winners of the Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards were announced last night.
The cheers echoed through the corridors of Manchester’s Midland Hotel as the winners of the Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards were announced last night.
The prestigious annual event celebrated the county’s finest hotels, dining pubs, restaurants, food producers and chefs in Lancashire and the Lake District.
Around 300 people filled the Alexandra Suite for the gala evening as Granada Reports presenter Lucy Meacock and food and drink writer, Ray King handed out the awards to the best people in fine dining and hospitality.
There were 14 categories with the winners chosen by a panel of independent judges, including Lancashire Life editor Roger Borrell, Cheshire Life editor, Louise Taylor Lancashire Life’s cookery editor Philippa James, highly regarded food consultant Rosemary Watts, Trevor Stone, who headed the AstraZeneca catering operation and Ray King.
The winners were presented with the coveted Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards plaques to display. But no one left empty handed as of those shortlisted also took home commemorative plates.
A raffle, with prizes including a holiday to the Maldives and a helicopter flight, also raised a massive �3,500 for one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, The Christie, in Manchester.
- 1 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 2 8 of the best places for a bluebell walk in Surrey
- 3 17 of the best spots for al fresco dining in Essex
- 4 12 outdoor dining experiences in Surrey
- 5 Win a short break in London at The Dilly on Piccadilly
- 6 19 great places to eat outdoors in Cheshire after lockdown
- 7 35 great Surrey pubs with beer gardens and terraces
- 8 7 magical bluebell walks in Devon
- 9 Bluebell walks in Suffolk: Beautiful spring woodlands to explore
- 10 Bluebell woods in Derbyshire: Top 5 places to go for woodland walks
There will be full coverage and a selection of photos of the awards in the December issue of Lancashire Life. Scroll down to view all the photos
Lancashire Dining Pub of the YearSponsored by Wellocks
The Black Bull, Rimington
Lake District Dining Pub/Restaurant of the YearSponsored by Villeroy & Boch
The Masons Arms, Cartmel Fell
Lancashire Hotel of the YearSponsored by LT Print
The Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping
Lake District Hotel of the YearSponsored by MSP
The Wild Boar, Crook
City Restaurant of the Year - LiverpoolSponsored by R Noone and Sons
City Restaurant of the Year – ManchesterSponsored by R Noone and Sons
Lancashire Restaurant of the YearSponsored by Wellocks
Lancashire Food Hero of the YearSponsored by Robinsons Brewery
Johnson and Swarbrick, Goosnargh
North West Chef of the YearSponsored by Robinsons Brewery
Lisa Allen, Northcote