Tastes of Lincolnshire announced recently the winners of their awards that distinguish establishments serving excellent Lincolnshire produce.

During a luncheon at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa business from all over the county gathered to discover whether they’d been triumphant.

This is the 3rd year that Tastes of Lincolnshire has awarded those who have combined great Lincolnshire food with running their individual businesses.

The awards recognise businesses both small and large. From guesthouses serving locally sourced breakfast eggs and bacon to bakeries passionate about plumbread. And from a specialist shop showcasing Lincolnshire produce to pubs serving sizzling Lincolnshire sausages amongst other top quality Lincolnshire produce.

“The awards are an important part of the Tastes of Lincolnshire brand and it gives us an opportunity to highlight our members that really go the extra mile for their visitors and guests. As we judge the awards via a mystery shopper, visit we know that winners offer an excellent visit from start to finish. They are knowledgeable about the Lincolnshire produce, take pride in showcasing the county’s food and offer an excellent, friendly service to all.” Said Lydia Rusling of Tastes of Lincolnshire.

Tastes of Lincolnshire has introduced a new accolade for this year’s awards ceremony. The ‘Mr George’ Award celebrates an individual who has gone that extra mile to promote local produce from Lincolnshire.

Tastes of Lincolnshire was a great fan of George Bateman, third generation of the family run brewery, who sadly died in 2007. Known to one and all as ‘Mr George’, he was a great supporter of all things Lincolnshire and his enthusiasm and love for his county ran through everything he did. Such dedication is recognised with this award that values Tastes of Lincolnshire’s enthusiastic members, who not only promote their own business but all the food and drink that this county produces.

This year’s winner of the award, Sue Locking of Perkins’ Pantry said “I am over the moon and a bit over-whelmed. I have always tried to promote Lincolnshire and encourage guests to come here as I am extremely proud of the county. I am very honoured and feel quite privileged to recieve this award.”

Retailer & Wholesaler
Winner
The Cheese Society, Lincoln
Highly Commended
Ideal Lincs Ltd, Market Rasen
Pedigree Corner, Spilsby

Producer & Retailer
Winner
Hirst (JR), Woodhall Spa
Highly Commended
Pocklington’s Bakery, nr Alford
Leaning (B) & Sons, Market Rasen
Growers & Retailers
Winner
Spalding Farm Shop, Spalding
Highly Commended
Saxby Aberdeen Angus, Market Rasen
Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop, Gainsborough
Tearoom
Winner
Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop, Gainsborough
Highly Commended
Botts Coffee Shop, Horncastle
Perkins’ Pantry, Louth
Pub
Winner
Thornton Hunt Inn, nr Ulceby
Highly Commended
Village Limits, Woodhall Spa
Three Kings Inn, Sleaford
Restaurant
Winner
The Windmill Restaurant, Skegness
Highly Commended
The Old Bakery, Lincoln
Shakesby’s Restaurant, Horncastle
Accommodation (open to non-residents)
Winner
Village Limits, Woodhall Spa
Highly Commended
Olde Barn Hotel, Marston
Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa
Accommodation (residents only)
Winner
Chaplin House, Martin
Highly Commended
Glebe Farm, Market Rasen
Enfield Farm Cottages, Louth
Hoe Hill Bed & Breakfast, Market Rasen
Mr George Award
Winner
Perkins’ Pantry

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