Great Food Club Awards 2023/24 – The Winners
Restaurant of the Year – full details
The Monk, Quorn, Leicestershire
Pub of the Year – full details
The Red Lion, West Deeping, Lincolnshire
Food Producer of the Year – full details
Stonehurst Farm, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Drink Producer of the Year – full details
Tynt Meadow Trappist Brewery, Mount St Bernard Abbey, Coalville, Leicestershire
Shop of the Year – full details
The Cheese Shop, Nottingham
Café of the Year – full details
The Harley Cafe, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
Bakery of the Year – full details
Harrison & Griffiths, Arnold, Nottinghamshire
People’s Choice Award – full details
The Forge at Glenfield, Leicestershire
Food Heroes of the Year – full details
Jane Tomlinson, founder, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork, Lincolnshire
Sara Barton, founder, Brewsters Brewery, Grantham
AWARDS METHODOLOGY EXPLAINED
How the winners were selected
We asked GFC’s members and readers to nominate “one independent food/drink business that has brought you the most joy over the past 12 months”. Over 6,000 online votes were cast during May and June 2023. The overall vote winner was named People’s Choice Award Champion. We then chose the shortlist using three measures:
- Votes cast (multiple votes from individuals were discarded)
- The popularity of social media activity during the past 12 months
- Our own knowledge
You can see all shortlisted businesses at the ‘full details’ links under each category listed above. Once the shortlist was created, our judges selected the winners.
The judging process
To make their decisions, our judges visited or tried the food & drink of every shortlisted business. They ate – anonymously where possible – at all the pubs, cafés and restaurants.
Businesses that won GFC awards last year were not eligible to be shortlisted this year. Our aim is to showcase a broad range of independents and by not allowing a single business to win an award two years in a row, we go some way to achieving this aim.
Click here to see the 2022/23 winners.