FLAVOURS OF HERRIOT COUNTRY AWARDS 2018

We celebrated with our very worthy winners of this year’s awards at The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn and are proud to give them a BIG FRONT PAGE SHOUT OUT!

Here are all our category winners and sponsors.

Sponsored by Yorkshires True Tours

Breakfast of the Year

The Wensleydale Heifer

Sponsored by The GARDEN ROOMS, TENNANTS, LEYBURN

Tea Room of the Year

White Rose Book Café

Sponsored by The GARDEN ROOMS, TENNANTS, LEYBURN

Local Product of the Year

Yorkshire Dales Distillery

Sponsored by BRONTE LIQUEUR

Specialist Retailer of the Year

Rounton Coffee

Sponsored by MAD HATTER TEA COMPANY

Afternoon Tea of the Year

Simonstone Hall

Sponsored by HAMBLETON DISTRICT COUNCIL

Pub Food of the Year

The Bay Tree, Stillington

Sponsored by YOREBRIDGE HOUSE HOTEL

Restaurant of the Year

The Bruce Arms

Sponsored by HAMBLETON ALES

Baked Product of the Year

The Mill Race Teashop

Sponsored by RICHMONDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Cafe/Restaurant of the Year at a Visitor Attraction

The Coppice Cafe

Sponsored by GRAND CENTRAL RAIL

Customer Service Team of the Year

The Buck Inn, Thornton Watless

Sponsored by BARKER PARTNERSHIP

Locally Produced Beer of the Year

Wensleydale Brewery

Sponsored by NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Young Professional Chef or Catering Student of the Year

Jack Baldwin

Sponsored by the Darlington & Stockton Times

The Darlington & Stockton Times Reader’s Choice Award

The Coppice Cafe

We were proud that our Flavours of Herriot Country Special Commitment award goes to…

Wensleydale Creamery

FOR OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT TO THE PROSPERITY OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES

The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is renowned for its traditional cheese-making skills.

It is well recognised for its business innovation, and the continuing development of new cheese and dairy products.

Always going above and beyond to accommodate its visitors, to give them an unforgettable experience, the Creamery successfully combines a fully operational dairy, and is a well loved tourist destination in the North of England, attracting 300,000 domestic and international visitors annually to its Visitor Centre.

With a turnover of £29million, the business plays a vital economic role in the deeply rural area in which it is situated, contributing £14m to the local economy through milk payments, wages and purchases.

David Hartley, MD of the Wensleydale Creamery, was named as one of Grant Thornton’s 2018 Faces of the Vibrant Economy.

Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2018

E-mail: judges@flavoursofherriotcountryawards.com

CHAIR OF BOARD
Irene Myers, Irene Myers & Associates

Cllr Carl Les, Leader, North Yorkshire Country Council
Ian Ashton, Chair, Herriot Country Tourism Group
David Shields, Area Director, Welcome to Yorkshire
Malcolm Warne, Communications Officer, the office of Rishi Sunak MP