Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards

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Over 550 highly esteemed guests, finalists and sponsors joined Cotswold Life to celebrate the 12th Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday 7th July. Hosted by Adam Henson, the awards celebrated the good and the great from the regions food & drink industry.

Editor, Mike Lowe commented: “The food and drink industry in this region is an economic powerhouse. We grow the finest crops, we make brilliant cheese, the meat we farm is second to none, we have excellent breweries and vineyards and waiting to take advantage of this Cotswold bounty are some of the finest chefs and cooks in the country. The results can be seen at our farmers’ markets, in our shops and in our superb pubs, hotels and restaurants. We are so very lucky to be in this position and at Cotswold Life we celebrate the success and excellence of our region’s food professionals.”

The Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards is undoubtedly one of the biggest events in the Cotswold calendar. The awards are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase to the good and the great from the region’s food and drink industry, including local producers and suppliers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers, and people who care about the countryside and the future of our local environment.

The compere of this year’s awards was Adam Henson. Drawing on a wealth of farming knowledge, Adam is a regular on BBC Countryfile each week and has just finished a very successful series of Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen on BBC One set at Old Farm Dorn in Moreton-in-Marsh.

After extensive judging, whittling down the thousands of reader nominations we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards. Click here to see the full list.

"We are in the fortunate position in this region of exporting more food than we import. Our fantastic, high quality products are in demand all around the world and the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards will continue to support our local food and drink community"Mike LoweEditor, Cotswold Life