Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival

Over 300 of the industries finest representatives in Cheshire packed in to the Pavilion at Chester Racecourse to find out the winners of the 2017 Taste Cheshire Awards yesterday evening. Over 44,000 votes were cast by the public and the final four nominations in each category were mystery dined or shopped by industry experts to award Gold, Silver and Bronze in each of the categories. Taste Cheshire General Manager Lisa Edwards said “This was an incredible array of Cheshire talent and we are proud to be promoting the true “Taste of Cheshire ” through these industry important awards.”


The winners are;

Best use of Local Produce in a Menu – sponsored by Action Against Hunger

The Pheasant Inn, Tattenhall – Bronze Award

The Chefs Table, Chester – Silver Award

The Chester Fields – Gold Award


2017 Festival Sausage Competition – Sponsored by The NOW Food Centre


Plain Winner – Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Hawarden

Flavoured Winner – Cottom Foods of Widnes


Taste Cheshire Young Chef Challenge

Winner : Matthew Evans, South Cheshire College


Best Sandwich Shop sponsored by Marketing Cheshire

The Cheshire Sandwich Company, Chester – Bronze Award

Doorsteps, Handbridge – Silver Award

Bloom, Nantwich – Gold Award


Excellence in Customer Care– sponsored by Individual Restaurants

Little Tap, Tarporley – Bronze Award

Piste, Tarporley – Silver Award

H.E. Cowards, Frodsham – Gold Award


Best Family Friendly Venue sponsored by Samphire Magazine

The Faulkner, Hoole – Bronze Award

Coffee Tots Play café, Chester – Silver Award

Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester – Gold Award


Best Café sponsored by Horseradish

Little Yellow Pig, Chester – Bronze Award

Benty Farm Tearooms, Wirral – Silver Award

Elephant Lounge, Parkgate – Gold Award


Best Local Produce Shop sponsored by Shop Cheshire

Cheerbrook Farm Shop – Bronze Award

Applegate – Silver Award

The Lambing Shed Farm Shop – Gold Award


Best Bar sponsored by We Love Chester

Liquor and Co, Chester – Bronze Award

The Suburbs, Hoole – Silver Award

Bar Lounge, Chester – Gold Award


Best Delicatessen sponsored by Dee 106.3

Monks Delicatessen, Runcorn – Bronze Award

Deli Vert, Hoole – Silver Award

Whitmore and White, Frodsham – Gold Award


Best Pub sponsored by Hunters Gin

George and Dragon, Holmes Chapel – Bronze Award

The Faulkner, Hoole – Silver Award

The Fishpool Inn, Delamere – Gold Award


Best Newcomer sponsored by Broil King

Elephant Bank, Neston – Bronze Award

The Galley, Ellesmere Port – Silver Award

Machine House, Rossett – Gold Award


Best Small Restaurant   sponsored by Easy Pre-Order

The Yard, Chester – Bronze Award

Cornichon At the Gunnery, Tarvin – Silver Award

The Chefs Table, Chester – Gold Award


Best Large Restaurant sponsored by Allington Hughes Law

The Chester Fields, Chester – Bronze Award

Olive Tree Brasserie, Chester – Silver Award

Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester – Gold Award

Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival is a trading name of Chester Food & Drink Festival Limited.
Chester Food & Drink Festival Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales.
Registered number: 05364122.
Registered office: Churchill House, Queens Park Campus, Queens Park Rd, Chester, CH4 7AD.