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The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2017

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Celebration Time at the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards!


The 6th Year, the highest number of entries, and a round up of very worthy winners for our prestigious and highly respected Flavours of Herriot Country Awards.

We congratulate you all!

It was an event buzzing with excitement and anticipation, as more than 250 guests gathered together for the drinks reception, in the splendid setting of the Long Hall at The Garden Rooms, Tennants, at Leyburn, before being seated for the awards event in their magnificent Fountain Room.

Our team of independent and highly respected food and drink experts, headed by the Chair, Susie Brindley, had the hugely difficult job of choosing the winners from such very strong contenders, all showing commitment, dedication, and very high standards.

The final decisions were made, and the winners chosen, after the judges tasted their way across Richmondshire and Hambleton.

And the celebrations got underway. With great anticipation from our audience, and high emotion and lots of well deserved cheering and applause, as each winner was announced! Showing just how much these awards mean to each business.

A big thank you to our Principal Supporter, North Yorkshire County Council, the Main Sponsor, Hambleton County Council, and our Award Category sponsors, as well as a number of other generous sponsors. We were also supported by Welcome to Yorkshire, and our Media Partners, The Darlington & Stockton Times, and BBC Radio York.

Jacob Walsh

Jacob Walsh

Elly Fiorentini, from BBC Radio York, graced the stage as our presenter, and we were entertained by Jacob Walsh, who has recently released a debut album, ‘The Yorkshire Tenor’.

Thank you to our guests who entered a sealed envelope bid to win a magnificent hamper, and helped raise the outstanding amount of £1.156 for our chosen charity, Herriot Hospice Homecare.

Principal Supporters

BBC_Radio_York_Stk_RGBOur presenter for the Awards this year,  in Association with BBC Radio York is Elly Fiorentini. Senior Broadcast Journalist/York Reporter.

Susie BrindleyOur Chair of Judges 2017 is Susie Brindley – A champion of service excellence,  an experienced judge and professional Mystery Shopper of hospitality, catering and visitor attractions.

These awards are All About You!

You are the champions of our incredible food, drink and hospitality world, and these awards are all about giving you that recognition. We want to hear from all of you that are situated in the beautiful areas of Hambleton and Richmondshire,  known as  Herriot Country.  From Breakfast of the Year, to Specialist Retailer of the Year, Best Pub Food to Best Customer Service Team, these Awards will put a rightly deserved spotlight on all of the great food businesses that provide such an abundance of the best Yorkshire food and drink in the area.

There are 13 Categories

  • Breakfast of the Year
  • Tearoom of the Year
  • Local Product of the Year
  • Specialist Retailer of the Year
  • Farm Shop of the Year
  • Best Pub Food of the Year
  • Restaurant of the Year
  • Independent Butcher of the Year
  • Best Cafe/Restaurant at a Visitor Attraction
  • Best Customer Service Team of the Year
  • Locally Produced Beer of the Year
  • Young Professional Chef of the Year
  • Reader’s Choice Award

Why Enter

Over the years, the Awards have become an authoritative voice in local food and drink. Every entrant irrespective of their size, will be judged by an independent panel of highly respected food and drink experts. To be nominated as a finalist, or winner of The Flavours Of Herriot Country Awards is a badge of honour, demonstrating to your customers, suppliers and competitors that you are working to exceptionally high standards, and are a force to be reckoned with! Just see what our previous winners have said.