Friday 21st September saw the announcement of this year’s Nantwich Food Award winners at a ceremony at Nantwich Civic Hall.
The awards follow on from the annual Nantwich Food Festival – which brings in around 40,000 visitors to the town every September.
Local foodies voted online in their thousands in the months leading up to the festival to choose their favourite food and drink establishments, producers and retailers.
Food festival chair, Christine Farrall commented: “We know that market towns like ours depend on local businesses, not just to survive but to prosper as well.
“There are many scary stories in the press of empty high streets and dying towns. These awards recognise all the food and drink businesses which attract many tourists and visitors to the town.
“Events like ours also encourage our local sponsors to invest and receive positive feedback for their products and services.”
Announcing the winners on stage were: mayor of Nantwich Cllr David Marren; MP for Crewe and Nantwich Laura Smith; Dame Patricia Bacon; Cllr Peter Groves; chair of Nantwich Town FC Tony Davison; and police representatives as well as Applewood Independent MD David Pritchard.
The winners were:
Best Newcomer: Miss Marmalades
Bar Stars: Barrel & Tap
Best Local Producer: Cheerbrook Farm Shop
Outstanding Customer Care: Deadwood Smokehouse
Cafe/Coffee Shop of the Year: Miss Marmalades
Pub with Food of the Year: The Leopard
Restaurant of the Year: Piste Wine Bar & Restaurant, Tarporley