Hunt is on for best food and drink in county

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THE Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards have been launched.

It is the fifth year of the scheme, designed to find the very best food and drink in the county.

People can nominate finalists in some categories and one man, who’s pub won two awards last year, said it can be of major benefit.

Duncan Evans from The Saracen’s Head at Little Brington said: “In the week after the results were announced in November, we were getting seven times as many daily hits to our website as we had previously and that raised profile was demonstrated by the increase in the number of people coming through our doors.

“Even today we’re trading around 20 per cent up on last year so winning the awards has made a really positive impact on our business and I would strongly urge anyone to take part.”

Nominations are invited for the categories of Community Pub of the Year, Local Food Hero of the Year and Independent Cafe/Tea Room of the Year. Visit www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk or contact Rachel Mallows on 01933 664437 or email rachel@rachelmallows.com for more details and nomination for the above awards.