2017 Nominees

The Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards give valuable recognition to hotels, restaurants, pubs, local food producers and individuals who work within the hospitality industry.

Food or Drink Product of the Year

  • Homemade Pork Sausages, Croots Farm Shop, Duffield
  • Chatsworth Gold Golden Beer, Peak Ales
  • Grumpy Farmer Goats’ Cheese, Shottle


Local Producer of the Year

  • Wye Bakehouse, Bakewell
  • New Close Farm Shop, Bakewell
  • Derby Brewing Company


Newcomer of the Year

  • The Loft, Belper
  • Terroir Bistro, Derby
  • The Potting Shed Café, Markeaton Garden Centre


Pub of the Year

  • The George, Alstonefield
  • The Cock Inn, Mugginton
  • The Saracen’s Head, Shirley


International Cuisine of the Year

  • Ayubowan, Glossop
  • Anoki, Derby
  • The Balti, Matlock Bath


Tearoom/Café of the Year

  • The Apple Tree, Ockbrook
  • Herbert’s Tearooms, Tissington
  • Panaderia by Dowds, Glossop
  • Cool River Café, Matlock


Restaurant of the Year

  • The Lighthouse, Boylestone
  • Stones, Matlock
  • Dovecote Restaurant, Morley Hayes


Chef of the Year

  • Rupert Rowley
  • Nick Gillespie
  • Lee Emerson


Independent Retailer of the Year

  • Bloomers Craft Bakery, Bakewell
  • Geoff Mycock & Son, Buxton
  • The Cheddar Gorge, Ashbourne


Outstanding Customer Service Award

  • The Loft Restaurant, Belper
  • Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop
  • R J Matkin, Swanwick


Family Dining of the Year

  • Roosters Bar & Restaurant, Morley Hayes
  • Bluebells Tea Rooms, Spondon
  • Mainsail Restaurant, Carsington Water