Winner of Newcomer of the Year at the Cotswold Food and Drink Awards 2015
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This category was open to anyone in the food or drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months
Newcomer of the Year
Winner – The Red Lion, Northmoor
The Red Lion is a community-owned pub in the Oxfordshire village of Northmoor. Run by Ian, Lisa and their team, the pub boasts character and charm, with log fires, beamed ceilings and a peaceful garden offering a good selection of wines, real ales and locally made soft drinks. Focusing on seasonal and local produce, Ian makes everything from scratch in the kitchen using a combination of artisan and modern techniques, providing a menu offering something for everyone.
Judges were impressed by the story behind The Red Lion and the determination of the community to keep the local pub running. The judges praised the positive reputation that The Red Lion is continuing to build and found the atmosphere a very warm and welcoming one.
Highly Commended – The Chef’s Dozen, Chipping Campden
Highly Commended – Teddington Stores, Teddington
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