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The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2017

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A truly Foodtastic Awards Event!

NEWS UPDATE: Entry Deadline has been extended to: Thursday, 31st August.  Click here for details.


Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better for the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards, the 2016 awards proved us wrong! Along came a record number of entries, from so many outstanding businesses, which made the 2016 awards such a prestigious and prominent event

It is you that make these awards so special, so please, take a little bit of time and enter the awards, in this, our 6th year, and join us in celebrating and acknowledging all that is great and good in our wonderful part of the world – Herriot Country. And although there are many awards in Yorkshire, what makes the Flavours Awards so significant is the sole focus on Richmondshire and Hambleton, and giving much deserved recognition to our great food and drink businesses.

This year we have a new Chair of Judges, Susie Brindley, who has an impressive background in the hospitality world, and we also have some new judges joining our independent panel of food and drink experts, alongside some of the previous judges.

Last year there were some tough choices for our hard working judging panel, headed by last year’s Chair of Judges Elaine Lemm. How to choose the finalists, and ultimately the winners, made for some serious tastings, testings, discussions and deliberations.  You can see our list of winners from last year on the web site, and some amazing testimonials on what winning the awards meant to them, and how the awards highlighted their businesses, through great publicity and media attention.  This is what it could do for your business!

We are pleased to announce that the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2017 is on Friday December 1st, 11.00am to 2.30pm. And again the awards will be held at The Garden Rooms, Tenants,  Leyburn, who are such generous hosts, and help make the awards truly memorable, as well as providing an array of Yorkshire Fayre.

Our thanks go to our generous sponsors, and our Principal Supporters, North Yorkshire County Council, as well as our media partners The Darlington & Stockton Times and Welcome to Yorkshire.

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.