Searching for the area’s best pubs, tearooms and cafes

Food and drink businesses in the Ripley and Heanor area are being urged to enter in the prestigious Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2011.

The tenth annual awards run by Derbyshire County Council and sponsored by Greenhalgh Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors will be held at Thornbridge Hall, Ashford-in-the-Water, on Wednesday, November 2.

Entries are invited from catering businesses or services which use locally sourced food and promote it on their menus.

Cllr Kevin Parkinson said: “There are some excellent restaurants, pubs and coffee houses across the county – many of which make the most of tasty local produce.

“Our awards have gone from strength-to-strength over the last decade and we’re proud to again be showcasing Derbyshire’s finest.”

Categories for this year’s awards include: Derbyshire Restaurant of the Year, gastro pub of the year; traditional pub; coffee house/tearoom and best international restaurant.

For more information visit www.derbyshirefoodfestival.co.uk.