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2017 Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards - the shortlist

PUBLISHED: 00:00 19 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:51 06 November 2017

Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017

Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017

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

DESIGNED to champion, highlight and offer a showcase for the great and the good from the region’s food and drink industry, the Derbyshire Life Food and Drink Awards promises to be packed with excitement as we recognise the very best people and places in the local hospitality industry.

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

The judges are Chrissie Booth, Chairman of the Derbyshire Federation of Women’s Institutes; Robert Stordy, former lecturer in culinary arts at the University of Derby; André Birkett, head of Chatsworth Farm Shop; and Denise Tollyfield, a professional home economist, food stylist and cookery demonstrator.

Care has been taken to ensure transparency and fairness during judging and, in any categories where the judges had an interest, they were excluded from the decision-making process.

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

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony held at the Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby on 29th November.

To find out about ways to get involved in the Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards, visit foodawards.derbyshirelife.co.uk or contact Kate Wilson at kate.wilson@archant.co.uk or 07725 828755 for details about becoming a sponsor of the awards. Tweet us @DerbyshireLife #DLFoodAwards.

FOOD OR DRINK PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Sausages, Croots Farm Shop, Duffield 

Chatsworth Gold, Peak Ales

Goats’ Cheese, The Grumpy Farmer, Shottle

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LOCAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Wye Bakehouse, Bakewell

New Close Farm Shop, Bakewell

Derby Brewing Company

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NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

The Loft, Belper

Terroir Bistro, Derby

The Potting Shed Café at Markeaton Garden Centre

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PUB OF THE YEAR

The George, Alstonefield

The Cock Inn, Mugginton

The Saracen’s Head, Shirley

-------------------------------------------------------------------------INTERNATIONAL CUISINE OF THE YEAR

Ayubowan, Glossop

Anoki, Derby

The Balti, Matlock Bath

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TEAROOM/CAFÉ OF THE YEAR

The Apple Tree, Ockbrook

Herbert’s Tearooms, Tissington

Panaderia by Dowds, Glossop

Cool River Café, Matlock

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RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

The Lighthouse, Boylestone

Stones, Matlock

Dovecote Restaurant, Morley Hayes

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CHEF OF THE YEAR

Rupert Rowley, Fischer’s, Baslow Hall

Nick Gillespie, La Rock, Sandiacre

Lee Emerson, Harpur’s, Melbourne

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INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Bloomer’s Bakery, Bakewell

Geoff Mycock & Sons, Buxton

Cheddar Gorge, Ashbourne

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CUSTOMER SERVICE OF THE YEAR

The Loft, Belper

Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop

R J Matkin’s Butchers, Swanwick

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FAMILY DINING OF THE YEAR

Roosters Bar & Restaurant, Morley Hayes

Bluebell Dairy, Spondon

Mainsail Café, Carsington Water

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The Derbyshire Life Food Hero of the Year – in memory of John Jaquest – will be revealed at the awards ceremony

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