TWO CHESHIRE WINNERS CELEBRATE A NORTHERN HOSPITALITY AWARD at prestigious ceremony held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate.
The Northern Hospitality Awards, held on Monday 30 March, saw two Cheshire winners pick up awards - The Residence Restaurant & Bar in Nantwich won Best Bar sponsored by Brown-Forman Beverages and The Church Green in Lymm won Best Newcomer sponsored by Russell Partnership.
The great and good of the Northern hospitality industry gathered in the splendid surroundings of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate for the fourth Northern Hospitality Awards. Over 250 guests celebrated and applauded the best of the industry as the nine awards – Best Bar, Chef, General Manager, Hotel, Newcomer, Pub, Restaurant, Wine Offering and the coveted Special Achievement award – were announced. Without exception, the winners were thrilled to be called to the podium to collect their award from Nigel Barden, compere and food & drink presenter on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans’ Show.
The winners are as follows:
Best Bar - Residence Restaurant & Bar, Nantwich
Best Chef - Marc Wilkinson, Fraiche, Wirral
Best General Manager - Jason Harding, The Lowry, Manchester
Best Hotel - Clow Beck House, Darlington
Best Newcomer - The Church Green, Lymm
Best Pub - Kirkstile Inn, Cockermouth
Best Restaurant - Ramsons Restaurant, Ramsbottom
Best Wine Offering - The Angel Inn at Hetton
Special Achievement - Andrew and Jacquie Pern, The Star Inn, Harome
Ben Rafferty, owner of the Residence Restaurant & Bar said: “This is a fantastic achievement for all the staff and team involved.”
This year the awards ceremony moved to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate where the guests mingled at a cocktail reception and then enjoyed a delicious four-course dinner created by the hotel’s head chef David Gale, a finalist for Best Chef.
The 2009 Northern Hospitality Awards were sponsored by Brown-Forman Beverages, Steelite, BLEND Recruitment, Boutinot, Northern Restaurant & Bar, Restaurant Association part of the British Hospitality Association, Russell Partnership, Caterer.com and Hospitality Action.
The Northern Hospitality Awards’ roll of honour is as follows:
2008 The London Carriage Works, Liverpool
2007 Winteringham Fields, Winteringham, North Lincolnshire
2006 Anthony’s, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2008 The Lowry, Manchester
2007 Rudding Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
2006 Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria
2008 Barlounge, Chester
2007 Trio Bar and Grill, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2006 Socio Rehab, Manchester
2008 The Shoulder of Mutton, Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate
2007 Crofters at Holbeck, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
2006 The Pack Horse at Hayfield
2008 The Pipe and Glass Inn, South Dalton, East Yorkshire
2007 El Gato Negro Tapas, Rippondon, West Yorkshire
2006 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Best Chef Mentor
2008 Eyck Zimmer, Executive Head Chef, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
2007 Paul Askew, London Carriage Works, Liverpool, Merseyside
2006 Simon Rhatigan, Feversham Arms, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
2008 Lisa Allen, Head Chef, Northcote Manor, Langho, Lancashire
2007 Michael Wignall, Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
2006 Andrew Pern, The Star at Harome, Harome, North Yorkshire
Best Wine Offering
2008 Northcote Manor, Langho, Lancashire
2008 Reg Johnson, Johnson & Swarbrick
2007 Terry Laybourne, Jesmond Dene
2006 Nigel Haworth, Northcote Manor, Langho, Lancashire
Photo - Compere Nigel Barden, Residence owners’ Ben Rafferty and Paul Newman, with sponsor, Chris White from Brown-Forman.
Published on 02/04/2009