The Norfolk Food and Drink Awards showcase the very best food, drink and hospitality businesses the county has to offer. The gala ceremony took place last night at The Norfolk Showground, and hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the sheer quality of Norfolk’s food and drink industry.
As specialists in both the hospitality and agricultural sectors and sponsors of this years awards, we were very impressed with the level of excellence displayed by all the businesses shortlisted.
We would like to sincerely congratulate both the nominees and winners of each category – the competition was fierce and all the finalists are worthy of commendation. Out of 10 categories, Aston Shaw are pleased to announce that 2 of our clients were not only shortlisted but won the following awards:
Norfolk’s Best Pub
Winner: The Cliff Hotel
This non-traditional pub was described as a central community hub that serves the local and tourist trade while encompassing the lovely views of Gorleston’s expansive beaches.
Find out more about The Cliff Hotel.
Finalists: The Banningham Crown, The George Hotel at Cley and The Cliff Hotel at Gorleston
Pride of Norfolk Award
Winner: Redwell Brewery
Judges said: “Redwell Brewery was set up by a group of beer lovers with the aim of creating lagers and beers that would reignite the city’s rich brewing heritage. It has a strong commitment to making craft beers and lagers from the best malting barley available, which comes from across Norfolk and this is combined with a passion for putting Norwich back on the brewing map. In two-and-a-half years, the company has seen astronomical growth with its beer having been drunk in more than 460 pubs nationwide with more than 75 per cent of these out of the county. The operation, which employs 14 people, currently produces more than 800,000 pints per year and there are ambitions for growth overseas and canned beer markets.”
Find out more about Redwell Brewery.
Finalists: Creake Abbey in North Creake, Redwell Brewery in Norwich and Place UK in Tunstead.