2012 Warwickshire and Worcestershire Life Food & Drink Awards Winners


Congratulations to all of the winners (and finalists) who are showing just how fantastic the range of food and drink in our region is.

On winning the award for Best Newcomer, Blue Bistro owner Peter Dunkley said:”I’m absolutely delighted with the award. For any restaurant, reaching the first year is a real milestone and to win Newcomer of the Year tops off all the hard work that Emilie, Sarah and the whole team have put in to making Blue a success. It will also spur us on to greater things!”







Newcomer of the Year  – Blue Bistro, Coventry 

Butcher of the Year – Aubrey Allen, Leamington

Independent Retailer of the Year –  Blueberry Hill Patisserie, Leamington 

Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year –  Ginger Pig Café Bar & Bistro, Worcester

Best Farm Shop  – Hillers, Alcester

Food Product  – Auntie Winnie’s Pork Pie, Berryfields Farm Shop, Coventry

Drinks Product – Saddleback Best Bitter, The Slaughterhouse Brewery, Warwick

Best Local Supplier/Produce – Hopley’s Farm Shop, Bewdley

Pub of the Year – The Granville at Barford

Restaurant of the Year –  Peel’s Restaurant at Hampton Manor

Chef of the Year  – Toby Fletcher, Venture Inn, Ombersley

Outstanding Contribution to Food – Daren Bale, Worcestershire