Welcome to the Hertfordshire Food and Drink Awards.
Hertfordshire is a county of food and drink gems and we need you to help us discover, praise and promote the very best.
From quirky independent coffee shops to delightful restaurants, characterful pubs and microbreweries producing new and exciting ales, we want you to nominate and vote for the best.
2016’s Hertfordshire Food and Drink Awards unveiled some of the county’s treasures. Now, with the 2017 awards, we are calling on you, the army of consumers of the county’s finest food and drink products to help us even more by nominating even more fantastic venues.
When you visit a vibrant venue, purchase some unique products or find customer service that surpasses all expectations, we need to know about it. Nominate your favourites, and help us – and other people – to discover a new, tastier, Hertfordshire.
Tuesday 10th January
The third annual Hertfordshire Food and Drink Awards has been launched with a call from the organisers to the public to “nominate your favourite venues now”.
An official launch event took place on Monday, January 9 at the The Fox and Duck, Therfield, which won the Pub of the Year title in 2016 and will be entering again to defend the title.
Ivan Titmuss, landlord of the Fox and Duck said: “We are delighted to have hosted the launch event.
“We have had great success as a result of us winning two awards in the last two years, including Pub of the Year in 2016.”
And the confident landlord added: “We are looking forward to three in a row!”
Organisers of the food and drink awards hope to continue the growing trend from last year when some 450 nominations and more than 28,000 votes were gathered from across three counties.
Damian Cummins, of national awards company Events & PR, said: “Even before the official launch, our website has seen more than 100 nominations in a month. That’s a phenomenal start and points to not only an immense year but to us uncovering and promoting some fantastic butchers, bakers, restaurants, pubs and food and drink makers across Herts.”
The awards work in two rounds. Firstly, until February 20, customers are urged to nominate their favourite venues. Voting will then take over from the nominations and continue until April 24. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in June.
“Our message to the public is – please get nominating now!” said Damian.
Nominations must be made via the awards website http://www.hertsfoodanddrinkawards.co.uk/
Awards Categories – VOTE HERE
- Best Independent Butchers Shop
- Best Artisan Bakery
- Best Fine Dining Restaurant
- Restaurant of the Year (Independent)
- Restaurant of the Year (Chain)
- Outstanding Service Excellence
- Pub of the Year – Free House
- Pub of the Year – Tied House
- Best Newcomer
- Best Independent Tea/Coffee Shop
- Independent Food Retailer/Producer of the Year
- Craft Beer of the Year