If you missed the announcement of the winners of the St Albans Food and Drink Awards 2017 at Sopwell House on Monday 2nd October it might be worth checking out the winners. The St Albans food and drink awards recognise the variety and excellence found in the St Albans food and drink scene. Some of the winners are old familiars but if you haven’t investigated the best new comer yet it might be worth a look as they won two awards!
Ed Bevin the owner of Fleetville Larder was frustrated that there wasn't an independent cheesemonger based in St. Albans, so he decided to take matters into his own hands. Living in Fleetville he realised there was also a need for a local spot to get great coffee with quality food he put the 2 concepts together, quit his city job and the Larder was born!
Cheese takes centre stage in the Fleetville Larder, with an ever-changing counter full of artisan British and European cheeses. These are hand cut to take away, or are offered to eat-in, as part of our popular cheese and meat platters and you are encouraged to try before you buy! The Larder is also fully licenced, so you can also choose from a range of wines, beers and ciders, to drink in or take away.
To check out the other 2017 Winners they are:
Best Local Producer – Farr Brew.
Best Independent Food or Drink Shop – Parker and Vine.
Most Family Friendly Venue – The Waffle House.
Best Takeaway – Godfrey’s Fish and Chips.
Best Market Stall – Farr Brew.
Best place to do business – The Beech House.
Best Café – The Fleetville Larder.
Best Pub – Ye Olde Fighting Cocks.
Best Bar – Dylan’s Kings Arms.
Best Newcomer – The Fleetville Larder.
Kate D’Arcy Award for Customer Service – Sean Hughes, Dylan’s Kings Arms.
Best Restaurant for a special occasion – Thompson.
Best Restaurant for everyday dining – Per Tutti and Great Northern Pub.
The Green Triangle Award for Sustainability – Godfrey’s Fish and Chips