The Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2022
Celebrating the Best in Food & Drink throughout Herriot Country
THE WINNERS OF THE FLAVOURS OF HERRIOT COUNTRY AWARDS 2022
Here we are, Celebrating together, at long last!
It was an emotionally charged Flavours of Herriot Country awards event this year, which was held at Solberge Hall on Monday 9 May. It summed up just what these awards mean to everyone, and that there was more to the day than being finalists and winning awards.
It was about celebrating having survived these unprecedented couple of years, struggling to stay open, keep on staff, and earning enough to cover all the costs of running these remarkable businesses. A special day for us all to gather together again, at last!
The awards itself gave people those moments to realise they’d actually made it, and survived the toughest of times, and here they were, being recognised for their incredible achievements over the last couple years, with a room full of incredibly resolute finalists and winners.
Elly Fiorentini our brilliant presenter from BBC Radio York brought such good cheer to the day, and through chatting to each of our winners, brought out the many uplifting stories, and some sad ones, and rounded everyone with her great warmth, empathy and great humour.
We had such tremendous backing and goodwill from our main supporters, Hambleton District Council, and North Yorkshire County Council, and from all of our sponsors. And such strong support from our media partners, The Darlington & Stockton Times.
It was a joy to be at Solberge Hall Hotel, Northallerton, our hosts for the day, in the beautiful late spring sunshine, with stunning views, putting us all in an uplifting and celebratory mood for the awards event ahead.
We appreciate, and thank you all, for your generous contribution towards Herriot Hospice Homecare, our nominated charity. We held a table top prize draw to win some beautiful hampers, and between us we raised the incredible amount of £1,182.37
We do hope you’ll go ahead and plan some great days out visiting our worthy winners, who are situated across Richmondshire and Hambleton, covering our wonderful Herriot Country.
We are delighted to announce our WINNERS for the Flavours of herriot country awards 2022
BREAKFAST OF THE YEAR
Yolk Farm Kitchen, Boroughbridge
Sponsor: Herriot Country Tourism Group
TEAROOM OF THE YEAR
High Paradise Farm, Thirsk
Sponsor: Solberge Hall Hotel
LOCAL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
The Sawley Kitchen, Ripon
Sponsor: Shepherds Purse Cheeses
SPECIALIST RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Yolk Farm, Boroughbridge
Sponsor: Rounton Coffee Roasters
AFTERNOON TEA OF THE YEAR
Tea Time Café, Thirsk
Sponsor: TT Kitchen Installations Ltd
PUB FOOD OF THE YEAR
The Staveley Arms, Ripon
Sponsor: Hambleton Brewery
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Simonstone Hall, Hawes
Sponsor: Hambleton District Council
BAKED PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Two Dales Bakery, Reeth
Sponsor: The Yorkshire Tour Guide
CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Velveteen Rabbit Luncheon Club, Great Ayton
Sponsor: Grand Central Rail
LOCALLY PRODUCED BEER OF THE YEAR
Bayonet Brewing, Northallerton
Sponsor: The Barker Partnership
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL CHEF/CATERING STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Sponsor: North Yorkshire County Council
READERS CHOICE AWARD
Kiplin Hall, Near Scorton
Sponsor: Darlington & Stockton Times
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Masons of Yorkshire
What the awards have meant to some of our previous winners
We are being approached for more diverse work and collaborations than before which is how we’d like our business to grow
Winning the Specialist Retailer of the Year at The Flavours of Herriot Country award was in our view the turning point for our business.
All I can say to anyone deciding to enter or not is, just do it, you never know, you might be a first time winner like us!!
FLAVOURS OF HERRIOT COUNTRY AWARDS 2022
CHAIR OF BOARD
Irene Myers, Irene Myers & Associates.
Emma Hudson, Business & Economy Tourism Advisor, Hambleton District Council.
Ian Ashton, Managing Director, World of James Herriot Ltd.
Neil Jones, Technical Director, World of James Herriot Ltd.
Cllr Carl Les, Leader, North Yorkshire Country Council.
Debra Thornton, Business & Operations Director
Malcolm Warne, Communications Officer, the office of Rishi Sunak MP.