Coastal towns are creme de la creme at food competition

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COASTAL area buisnesses have been awarded for their delicious Tastes of Lincolnshire and proved they are cream of the crop when it comes to quality.

They joined members from across the county at a special prize giving event in Lincoln and afterwards were served afternoon tea which included cakes generously donated by Taste of Lincolnshire bakeries.

Simons Quality Butchers of Spilsby won the Producers award and Pocklington’s of Alford was awarded runner up in Retailers and wholesalers award.

The Point Cafe at the Gibralter Point Nature Reserve, Skegness, was also named as runner up in the Tearooms section of the competition.

Robin Dennett of A E Dennett and Son Ltd of Spilsby was presented with the Mr George Award.

This recognises an establishment which has gone the extra mile and is awarded in honour of the late George Bateman.

Lincolnshire County Councillor Eddy Poll, executive member for economic development, congratulated the winners.

He said : “We know in Lincolnshire just how good our produce is and the Tastes of Lincolmnshire Awards help promote the very best the county has to offer.

“I’m very proud of all of this year’s winners.

“Each of these businesses has made a significant contribution to Lincolnshire produce and this is reflected through their awards.

“This has been a real celebration of what they have achieved.”

Tastes of Lincolnshire is a Lincolnshire County Council funded project which encourages people to choose local food and drinks.

It acts as a signpost to those businesses that source and supply county produce.

It is a local quality mark displayed on member restaurants, farm shops, B&Bs, and hotels.

Tea rooms, cafes, pubs and shops also display the seal of quality.