Businesses around our area last night scooped top awards at this year’s Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality competition.
Pepperpot Tearoom at Hall Farm Park in South Kelsey won ‘tearoom of the year’, Hemswell Court event venue, in Hemswell Cliff, won ‘caterer and venue of the year’ and Uncle Henry’s cafe and farm shop, near Grayingham won ‘producer of the year’ and ‘retailer of the year’.
And if that was not enough, Rural Roosts holiday park in Stainfield was highly commended in the ‘self-catering of the year’ category.
Tracy Knapton, who runs Pepperpot Tearoom with her family, said: “We’re delighted.
“The tearoom has slowly evolved over time.
“We’re a lot more committed to local, homemade produce.
“As a farming family we appreciate the quality and supporting local businesses and Lincolnshire products.
“Lincolnshire produces great food.
“The awards are good for Lincolnshire food and produce.”
The annual awards, run by Select Lincolnshire for Food, recognise and reward the people and businesses behind Lincolnshire’s billion pound food and farming industry.
The winners collected their certificates at a ceremony held at Riseholme College Showground Campus in Lincoln, last night (October 27).
Select Lincolnshire for Food business development manager Gillian Richardson said: “I would like to congratulate all the winning and highly commended businesses.
“There is no doubt that what we have in Lincolnshire is among the very best in the UK’s food and farming industry, and it continues to grow from strength to strength every year.”
Lincolnshire County Council executive member for economic development, Coun Colin Davie, said: “We’ve had some fantastic winners this year, proving yet again that Lincolnshire’s food and drink is some of the best in the world.
“My congratulations go to the winners, and Select Lincolnshire will continue to do all it can to spread the word about all the county has to offer.”