The Exeter Arms bags Best in Northants title
Published on November 16, 2012
The Exeter Arms at Easton on the Hill – part of the Great Food Club network – has been named Restaurant of the Year in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2012/13. Best Pub or Bar Restaurant went to The Saracen’s Head, Little Brington.
New Local Product of the Year was scooped by The Pickled Village of Bulwick (also part of Great Food Club), for its Hot Runner chutney.
It was a night of double celebrations for Duncan and Sarah Evans of The Saracen’s Head, who not only watched their head chef, William Mountain, pick up the ‘Young Chef of the Year’ award but also took the Best Pub title.
“We were already so delighted that Will had won earlier in the evening, but then to hear the venue’s name called out as well was just the icing on the cake,” said Sarah. “The whole team put their heart and soul into everything they do and this is real recognition of their wonderful efforts. We are all just chuffed to bits.”
Those full list of winners are:
New Local Drink of the Year
Winner: Golden Russet Apple Juice – The Village Orchard, Flore
Runners-up: Hart No. 1 (4.1%) – Hart Family Brewers, Wellingborough; and Hop Trotter – Potbelly Brewery, Kettering
Young Chef of the Year
Winner: William Mountain – The Saracen’s Head, Little Brington
Runner-up: Viktorija Bernataviciute – The Wig and Pen, Northampton
Booker Chef of the Year
Winner: James Ingram – Mercedes Benz AMG, Brixworth
Runner-up: Liam Goodwill – Rushton Hall, Rushton