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2016 Flavours of Herriot Country Awards Finalists

Breakfast of the Year – Sponsored by Yorkshires True Tours

Yorkshires True Tours

  • The Curious Table, Easingwold
  • Berry’s Farmshop, West Witton
  • Yorks of Thirsk, Thirsk
  • The Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton

Tearoom of the Year – Sponsored by The Garden Rooms, Tennants

  • Jervaulx Abbey Tea Rooms, Jervaulx
  • The Pantry, Thirsk
  • Upstairs at Institution, Bedale
  • Lewis and Cooper, Northallerton
  • Stamps, Great Ayton
  • Fletchers Farm Tea Shop, Great Ayton

Local Product of the Year – Sponsored by Barclays Bank

  • Rosebud Preserves – Great Yorkshire Pickle
  • Woundales – Classic Dexter Beef
  • Mocha, The Richmond Honey Cup

Specialist Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Bow House Publishing

  • Mocha, Richmond
  • Wilfred Deli and Pantry, Richmond
  • SNAP! RecipeBox – online – Thirsk based
  • Hunter’s of Helmsley, Helmsley

Farm Shop or Village Shop of the year – Sponsored by 121 Workwear

121 Workwear

  • Roots Farm Shop, East Rounton
  • Listers Farm Shop, Boroughbridge
  • Berry’s Farm Shop, West Witton
  • Home Farm, Beningborough

Pub Food of the Year– Sponsored by World of James Herriot

World of James Herriot

  • Durham Ox, Crayke, Easingwold
  • Charles Bathurst Inn, Arkengarthdale, Richmond
  • Fox Hall Inn, East Layton, Richmond
  • Fairfax Arms, Main St, Gilling East

Restaurant of the Year – Sponsored by The Barker Partnership

The Barker Partnership

  • Simonstone Hall, Hawes
  • The Coach House, Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas, Richmond
  • Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton
  • Lockwoods, Ripon

Independent Butcher of the Year – Sponsored by Wensleydale Creamery

  • Halls of Leyburn, Leyburn
  • Roots Farm Shop, East Rounton
  • Johnsons of Thirsk
  • Listers Farmshop, Boroughbridge
  • Angus Morton, Butcher, Richmond

Attraction Caterer of the Year – Sponsored by Richmondshire District Council

Richmondshire District Council

  • Black Sheep Brewery, Masham
  • The Firebox Café,  Hawes
  • Ampleforth Abbey Tea Room, Ampleforth
  • Riveaulx Abbey Tea Room, Near Helmsley

Customer Service of the Year – Sponsored by Grand Central Railway

  • Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
  • White Rose Books Café, Thirsk
  • The Pantry, Thirsk
  • The Coach House, Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas, Richmond

Locally Produced Beer of the year – Sponsored by Hambelton Ales

  • Wensleydale Brewery
  • Pennine Brewery
  • Black Sheep Brewery
  • Ampleforth Abbey Trading

Young Professional Chef of the year – Sponsored by Hambleton District Council

Hambleton District Council

  • Martin Farrow – Solberge Hall Hotel, Northallerton
  • Mark Walker – The Coach House, Middleton Lodge, Middleton Tyas, Richmond
  • Josh Murray – The George at Wath
  • Charlotte Crosser – The George at Wath
  • Brad Carpenter – Chapters Deli, Stokesley

There will be the most professional facilities provided for the judging of The Flavours of Herrioty Country Awards ‘Young Chef of the Year’ category, and our thanks go to Elaine Lemm, our chair of judges, who is the Development Director at Cooks,The Carlton School of Food, which is one of the only schools you will find in a private stately home. The school is in the original kitchens of Carlton Towers, an ancestral home belonging to the Duke of Norfolk’s family and home to the Duke’s brother and sister-in-law, Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard.

The school’s kitchens and facilities at Cooks are a careful merge of the beautifully restored original kitchens of the house, and state-of-the-art facilities including AEG steam ovens and inductions hobs. They have kindly offered their facilities for the judging of the Professional Young Chef of the Year, so that each chef has their own cooking station, equpiment and ovens, and ample space in which to create their winning dishes.

At Cooks you can to grow, cook, photograph or write about food. Come to bake, butcher, forage, preserve, get back to basics or further hone your skills.  We can offer you a range of courses with experts. From butchers, bakers, top chefs and restaurateurs through to photographers, artists and painters. Each tutor at the school is carefully chosen to be one of the best in their field. www.cooksatcarlton.co.uk

The James Herriot Award  – Sponsored by Jim Wight & Rosie Page – Alf Wight’s son and daughter

The Best Yorkshire Pudding Served with a Sunday Roast  – To Honour the 100th Anniversary of Alf Wight, creator & author of All Creatures Great & Small

  • The George and Dragon, Hudswell
  • Aysgarth Falls Hotel, Aysgarth
  • The Horseshoe Inn, West Rounton
  • The George at Wath

Reader’s Choice Award – Sponsored by The Darlington & Stockton Times


  • The Darlington and Stockton Times will print a list of Flavours Of Herriot Country Awards finalists, the public will then be able to vote for their favourite business through the D&S.