THE best places to eat and drink in Cheshire have been revealed.

Taste Cheshire celebrated its 21st anniversary on Wednesday as more than 400 people from across the county’s food, drink and hospitality industry gathered to celebrate the best in the business.

Producers, restaurants and bars all picked up prizes, which had been voted for by the public.

Taste Cheshire CEO Briony Wilson said: “We are so proud to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards.

“The awards are a chance to recognise the incredible talent and dedication of the people who work in our industry. “

We are truly grateful to our sponsors and to everyone who voted in this year’s awards.

“Congratulations to all of the winners!”

Without further ado, here are all the winners from the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards 2023.

Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Award winners 2023

Local Produce in a Menu

  • Gold: The Chester Fields

  • Silver: Little Tap, Tarporley

  • Bronze: The Chefs Table

Cheshire Bar 

  • Gold: Vandal, Warrington

  • Silver: Little Tap, Tarporley

  • Bronze: Bar Lounge

Event Venue

  • Gold: Storyhouse, Chester

  • Silver: Opera Grill

  • Bronze: The Chester Fields

Green Award for Sustainability

  • Gold: Chester Zoo

  • Silver: Twenty Eight

  • Bronze: Groobarbs Wild Farm, High Legh

Best Casual Eatery 

  • Gold: The Naughty Badger Bistro, Chester

  • Silver: New Chester Market

  • Bronze: Bean and Cole, Chester

Local Produce Shop 

  • Gold: The Hollies Farm Shop

  • Silver: The Lambing Shed

  • Bronze: Longman’s Farm Shop, Nantwich

Best Cheshire Pub 

  • Gold: Fox & Barrell, Cotebrook

  • Silver: The Henry Potts, Chester

  • Bronze: The White Horse, Churton

Family Friendly Venue

  • Gold: Ring O’ Bells, Christleton

  • Silver: Hickory’s Smokehouse, Chester

  • Bronze: Ginger Monkey No. 31

Sausage of the Festival 

  • Champion: David Joinson Quality Meats

Food Producer 

  • Gold: The Weston Biltong Co.

  • Silver: Groobox. High Legh

  • Bronze: The Bear Bakery, Chester

Drink Producer 

  • Gold: Weetwood Brewery and Distillery

  • Silver: Lost Barn Coffee

  • Bronze: Three Wrens Gin

Accommodation Award

  • Gold: Hotel Indigo, Chester

  • Silver: The Chester Grosvenor

  • Bronze: Abode Hotel, Chester


  • Gold: Twenty Eight

  • Silver: The White Horse, Churton

  • Bronze: Northgates, Chester

Small Restaurant 

  • Gold: Poco, Hoole

  • Silver: Upstairs at the Grill, Chester

  • Bronze: Porta, Chester

Large Restaurant

  • Gold: Groobarbs Field Kitchen, High Legh

  • Silver: Opera Grill

  • Bronze: Chez Jules