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Food and Drink Business of the Year

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This category is open to any business who consistently provides a good dining experience whether you eat in or take away. This can include restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, pubs, hotels, and take away establishments in Kettering and the surrounding area.

Kettering Park Hotel & Spa

Set just outside of Kettering, the hotel is a perfect place for some relaxation and me time. Step inside the modern exterior and the interior design softens with more traditional aspects, with feature log fires and grand staircases. Awarded an AA rosette for dining, the menu is based on British ingredients of superb quality – just fabulous tasting food served in a relaxed environment. The landscaped gardens are a great place for afternoon tea or pre dinner drinks or to just take the air and enjoy the sights. The hotel has recently employed a new head chef to assist the executive chef and the food has gone from strength to strength. The hotel has an exciting new venture in the form of founding and hosting the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Festival. The festival will see over 40 stall holders from the Northamptonshire showcase their quality local food & drink.

Primetime Properties T/A Royal Hotel

The newly reopened Royal Hotel is the only town centre hotel in Kettering.
The wonderfully refurbished restaurant hosts parties , weddings, and with its international menu is aiming to become the most buzzing restaurant and cafe in Kettering.

Little Country Smokehouse

We are a small business providing an amazing dining experience. Excellent customer service and friendly staff. We try to provide an authentic American style dining with in-house smoked ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausages and more. Most food on our menu is homemade, from the coleslaw to corn dogs, sloppy Joe’s to our home pressed burgers. We thoroughly enjoy cooking for our customers and watching them savour our food, we go home knowing that we have provided an experience that our customers will never forget.

The R Inn Bar & Grill

In 2014, a block of run down houses in the heart of Desborough were transformed into a 25-bedroom hotel and a Gold award-winning restaurant changing the look and economy of the local community. This year we are proud to host the 2019 Kettering Business Awards, once more putting Desborough on the map.

A family business offering employment to local residents and providing sponsorship and support to local sports clubs and schools, the business has become a major contributor to the local economy and the general well-being of local residents. Every year we work with local primary schools by inviting pupils to our restaurant, speaking to them about Mediterranean lifestyle and cuisine and offering native Spanish tapas dishes cooked fresh by our Head Chef. We find this an excellent way to introduce children to different types of tastes, flavours, healthy food and the history of different cultures.

Winners of the 2018 Kettering Business Awards Food & Drink Business of the Year, twice Gold winners of the Eat Out Eat Well Award, The R Inn Hotel, Bar & Grill is currently one of the healthiest eating establishments in Northamptonshire. Offering first class cuisine working with local meat, fruit and vegetable suppliers, a choice of over 50 cocktails and gins supporting local businesses such as Warner Edwards Gins and One Love Rum, The R Inn is a major player within the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Industry. Located within the complex and appearing on the Channel 4 National Television series Four in a Bed, our Hotel has received some amazing reviews and obtained a consistent 3-star AA rating.

Located in the centre of England and members of the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, The R Inn works with local businesses and national companies such as British Gas, Snap-On Tools, Alpro, Carlsberg & the NHS.

The Tollemache Arms

I hope that people would vote for us to reward the staff, they are at the people who lead our business to succeed.

At the Tollemache we aim to do the simple things right, we are not aiming to be a fine dining restaurant, simply a pub as good as it can be, sourcing amazing local produce from all over the county.

Our menu is varied offering dishes from across the works including the best of British. Our drinks offer focuses on the same morals. With a distillery on the village we look no further than 500 yards down the road to source the best of an ever growing gin trade.

As a pub we aim to be accommodating to everyone, weather your in for a quick pint and treat for your four legged friend a after a beautiful country walk or a family meal to celebrate a special occasion.

We use a strong social media following to aid us in our charity work we undertake, last year raising over £12000! Undertaking challenges such as the three peaks and abseiling a 400ft loft tower the staff and customers alike really get behind what we do which enables us to raise great amounts for local charities close to our hearts.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

1. ALL ENTRIES THAT WERE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER ARE LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE FROM 9th MAY – 30th JUNE SO YOU CAN DIRECT YOUR CLIENTS, FRIENDS, FAMILY TO VOTE FOR YOU! THERE IS NO JUDGING PANEL, THE KETTERING AWARDS IS A VOTING SYSTEM.

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2. AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE FOR THE AWARDS NIGHT.

3. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY.

 

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