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The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards

A truly Foodtastic Awards Event!

The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2016 Was a Real Winner! With a record number of entries, some amazing finalists and an impressive line up of winners made this year’s prestigious and prominent awards event the best yet.

The Garden Rooms, Tenants, Leyburn, who are very supportive of the awards, were our perfect hosts again this year, and helped make the awards memorable. They provided a wonderful array of Yorkshire fayre, sponsored by their suppliers.

We had two special new categories and a record number of incredibly high standard entries from across Hambleton and Richmondshire.

There are many awards in Yorkshire, but what makes the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards significant is the sole focus on Richmondshire and Hambleton and giving much-deserved recognition to the great work that goes on out there.

Now in its 5th year, the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards offer these worthy winners the opportunity of well deserved recognition and accolades.

Elaine Lemm (left) with Irene Myers

Elaine Lemm (left) with Irene Myers

The businesses in these areas are one of the reasons this part of Yorkshire is so special, and through the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards, will receive the acknowledgement they so justly deserve. We encourage everyone to enter, from the one-man-band, new businesses, to the larger well-established companies.

Our Judging panel, headed by The Chair of Judges, Elaine Lemm, had their work cut out, to make the difficult choices on who would make it onto the finalist’s list, followed by much deliberation, discussion, testing and tasting to find the commendable winners from our 14 categories.



The 2016 WINNERS are now online – Click Here

Principal Supporters

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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

Our Chair of Judges is Elaine Lemm.  Voted one of the top 50 Food & Drink Journalists in the UK.

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, 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 14 Categories

  • Breakfast of the Year
  • Tearoom of the Year
  • Local Product of the Year
  • Specialist Retailer of the Year
  • Farm/Village Shop of the Year
  • Best Pub Food
  • Restaurant of the Year
  • Independent Butcher of the Year
  • Best Attraction Caterer of the Year
  • Best Customer Service
  • Locally Produced Beer of the Year
  • Young Professional Chef of the Year
  • The James Herriot Award
  • Readers 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.