Thursday, 5 February 2015


Restaurants, B&Bs, holiday cottages and food and drink producers all scooped top prizes at this year’s Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink and Hospitality awards 2015.

The annual awards are run by Select Lincolnshire for Food. They 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 The White Heather at Caenby Corner.

The event included a 4 course meal with a drinks reception prior to it, sponsored by the Bailgate Independent.

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development, 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."

Gillian Richardson, Business Development Manager for Select Lincolnshire for Food, added: "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.

“Winning such a prestigious county award is a great achievement. I would like to thank all the businesses for the valued contribution they make to Lincolnshire’s renowned food, drink and hospitality industry”.

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on Tuesday 3 February at The White Heather, Caenby Corner.

For all the pictures of the winners and shortlisted businesses collecting their certificates please see our Facebook page.  

Award Categories

People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Lincolnshire Co-op

Winner - Mountains Boston Sausage, Boston.

Highly Commended - Angels Desserts, Lincoln & Manor Farm Shop, Swineshead, Boston. 

Grower of the Year, sponsored by Local Link Recruitment

Winner - Strawberry Fields, Stickford, Boston.

Highly Commended - Ownsworth’s Rapeseed Oil, Fulbeck Farms, Fulbeck, Grantham & Manor Farm Shop, Swineshead, Boston.

Producer of the Year, sponsored by Roythornes Solicitors

Winner - Uncle Henrys, Grayingham, Gainsborough.

Highly Commended - Ownsworth’s Rapeseed Oil, Fulbeck Farms, Fulbeck, Grantham & R J Hirst Butchers, Woodhall Spa.

Retailer of the Year, sponsored by LJ Fairburn Poultry

Winner - Manor Farm Shop, Swineshead, Boston.

Highly Commended - Pink Pig, Holme, Scunthorpe & R J Hirst Butchers, Woodhall Spa & Uncle Henrys, Grayingham, Gainsborough.

Wholesaler of the Year

Winner - Pocklingtons Bakery, Withern, Alford.

Highly Commended - Stokes Coffee, Lincoln & Strawberry Fields, Stickford, Boston.

Self-Catering of the Year

Winner - Elms farm Cottages, Hubberts Bridge, Boston.

Highly Commended - Brackenborough Coach House, Louth & Manor House Stables, Martin, Lincoln.

B&B of the Year, sponsored by Ideal Lincs

Winner - Caxton House, Skegness.

Highly Commended - The Grange East Barkwith, Market Rasen & West View B&B Cottages, South Cockerington, Louth.

Hotel of the Year

Winner - Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby, Grimsby.

Highly Commended - Humber Royal Hotel, Grimsby & Supreme Inns, Swineshead, Boston & Tower Hotel, Lincoln.

Caterer of the Year, sponsored by Saul Fairholm

Winner - The Farm Kitchen, Sleaford.

Highly Commended - Bizzibees, Friskney, Boston & Hog Roast, Barton upon Humber.

Venue of the Year, sponsored by Lincolnshire Business

Winner - Hemswell Court, Hemswell Cliff, Gainsborough.

Highly Commended - Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby, Grimsby & Tower Hotel, Lincoln.

Teaching Establishment of the Year, sponsored by NPD Direct

Winner - Lincoln Minster School, Lincoln.

Highly Commended - Manor House Stables, Martin, Lincoln & Lincolnshire Montessori, Caistor.

Pub of the Year, sponsored by Saul Fairholm

Winner - Seacroft Holiday Estate- Bar, Mablethorpe.

Highly Commended - The Sebastopol Inn, Minting, Horncastle & Ye Olde Red Lion, Bicker, Boston.

Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Lincolnshire Showground

Winner - Harrisons Restaurant, Barton Upon Humber.

Highly Commended - Oaklands Hall Hotel, Laceby, Grimsby & Pink Pig, Holme, Scunthorpe.

Tea Room of the Year

Winner - The Old Stables, Horncastle.

Highly Commended -  Pepperpot Tea Room at Hall Farm Park, South Kelsey & Uncle Henrys, Grayingham, Gainsborough.

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