A glittering awards ceremony will decide Staffordshire’s best food & drink businesses this month, with more than 40 from across the county competing.

Restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, farm shops and food & drink producers will go head to head at the 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards, which take place at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Monday 22nd October.

The black tie evening, in the 1907 Suite, will feature Staffordshire produce like Denstone Hall Farm beef, Cottage Delight chutney, Packington Pork and Needwood Ice Cream within the gala dinner menu.

It has been organised by Destination Staffordshire, in partnership with NFU Mutual’s Stone Agency, and will be hosted by BBC Midlands Today presenter Joanne Malin.

Destination Staffordshire Senior Marketing Officer Andrea Sammons said: “The Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards is our chance to thank our food & drink businesses for the contribution they make to Staffordshire tourism.

“With their commitment to delivering the best experience to their customers, through the highest standards of food and customer service, they are helping to put the county on the map as a foodie destination.

“We look forward to celebrating their role and recognising their hard work.”

Media enquiries should be directed to Richard Swancott on 01785 277986 or richard.swancott@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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Here is the full list of businesses in the running:

Staffordshire Moorlands:

  • The Roaches Tea Room
  • The Stafford Arms, Bagnall
  • The Roebuck, Leek
  • The Alton Bridge Hotel
  • The restaurant at Greenway Hall Golf Club, Stockton Brook
  • Ramblers Retreat, Alton
  • The Cottage Kitchen Country Café, Winkhill
  • The Three Horseshoes Country Inn, Blackshaw Moor

Newcastle-under-Lyme:

  • The White Lion at Knighton
  • The Dorothy Clive Garden tea room, Willoughbridge
  • Betley Tea Room
  • Pasta di Piazza
  • Lymestone Vaults

Stoke-on-Trent:

  • World of Wedgwood, Barlaston
  • The White Star
  • Seed Chocolate

Stafford:

  • No 26 at Aston Marina
  • Totally Delicious – Trentham Shopping Village
  • The Borehole, Stone
  • The Sun Inn
  • The Red Lion, Bradley
  • Tasty Pantry
  • Totally Delicious – Finney’s at Amerton Farm

South Staffordshire:

  • The Moat House, Acton Trussell
  • Essington Farm
  • The Woodlands Restaurant at Chase Golf Club

Lichfield:

  • The Boat Inn
  • Darwin’s Restaurant at The George Hotel
  • Pom’s Kitchen & Deli
  • Chapters – The Café in the Close
  • Delhi 6, Little Aston
  • Bradbury’s Farm Shop, Curborough Hall Farm
  • Clive’s Wines, Burntwood
  • Netherstowe House
  • The Remembrance Centre Restaurant & Coffee Shop, National Memorial Arboretum

Tamworth:

  • Calcott Turkeys
  • Suncream Dairies
  • Buzzards Valley Vineyard
  • The Aspen Food Company, Snowdome

East Staffordshire:

  • Denstone Hall Farm Shop & Café
  • 1907 Restaurant at Uttoxeter Racecourse

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