Thank you to Richard at Taste of Staffordshire for giving us the scoop on the county’s best restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and farm shops – all winners at the 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards.
The Boat Inn
The Boat Inn won the Independent Restaurant of the Year award even though it has been open for less than 18 months! Owner and head chef Liam Dillon has used all his experience from working in some of the world’s top restaurants to great effect, with spectacular dishes which truly set his menus apart from the rest. His ambition of becoming Staffordshire’s first Michelin-starred eatery may not be too far away.
The Three Horseshoes Country Inn
If you’re looking for something more laid-back, head for our Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year,. The Three Horseshoes Country Inn . You’ll find traditional British favourites alongside more modern signature dishes, plus a breath-taking Staffordshire Peak District backdrop. This beautiful venue has won this award for the past two years
Staffordshire is packed with great hostelries, but none are better than the 2018 Pub of the Year, The Roebuck Owned by Titanic Brewery, this 400-year-old inn offers an excellent range of cask and craft ales – with 19 pumps to choose from – plus roaring fires and home-cooked traditional fayre. And your canine companions are guaranteed a warm welcome and a tasty treat or two as well.
The Cottage Kitchen Country Café
Our Tea Room/Coffee Shop of the Year, The Cottage Kitchen Country Café is committed to using local suppliers, with a menu full of homemade treats – including the outstanding cheesecake! The Cottage Kitchen provides a true taste of Staffordshire, and you can buy many of the delicious ingredients from the neighbouring Cottage Delight outlet to take home.
Denstone Hall Farm Shop
The winner of the prestigious Farm Shop of the Year accolade, Denstone Hall Farm Shop is well known for excellent customer service and packing the shelves with the county’s tastiest produce, such as cheeses, chutneys, meats and chocolates from within 40 miles of their front door. This year, Denstone Hall also won the Judges Choice Award after scoring a faultless 100% in their inspection.