Pubs and venues up for awards

Food and drink businesses which have made the shortlist for a prestigious award have been revealed.

The Maynard in Grindleford is among the venues shortlisted in this year’s Derbyshire Food and Drink Restaurant of the Year award.

Le Mistral in Wirksworth and Bakewell is nominated for the International Restaurant accolade.

Gastro Pubs nominated include The Devonshire Arms in Beeley, The Red Lion Pub and Bistro in Stonedge, Chequers Inn in Froggatt and Druid Inn in Birchover.

The Sir William in Grindleford, Haddon’s Lathkil Hotel and the Devonshire Arms in Pilsley are nominated for the traditional pub award.

The tea rooms and coffee house nominees include Aisseford Tearooms in Ashford-in-the-Water while Hassop Station Cafe and Nice in Bakewell are up for the cafe award.

The Old Smithy Tearooms in Monyash has been nominated for the Best Breakfast award and Mainsail Restaurant at Carsington Water and the Cavendish Rooms at Chatsworth House have been shortlised for the Restaurant within an Attraction award.

The Local Food Hero shortlist will be announced later.

Judges from the Quality in Tourism team, CAMRA and other industry professionals will make undercover visits to each of the shortlisted venues before deciding on the winners.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Thornbridge Hall on Wednesday, November 2.

It is the tenth year Derbyshire County Council has run the awards.

Cllr Kevin Parkinson said: “Our awards are a way of celebrating the quality and selection available as well as highlighting the use of locally-sourced produce.”