harts hotel food awards

Eight businesses scooped up top prizes at the Nottingham Hospitality Stars Awards at a ceremony last night.

The awards, held by Visit Nottinghamshire in conjunction with Visit England, annually recognise outstanding service in hospitality in the area.

Categories range from individual awards such as the Unsung Heroes Award and awards for businesses such as the Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Judges went nuts for local distillers Weavers Wine’s Castle Gate Gin, and crowned it with the Taste of Nottinghamshire Award.

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The award-winning gin

Co-Director Mary Trease said: “It’s just beyond all expectations – this time last year we were distilling our first batch, and now we’ve won this award.

“In our classic Castle Gate Gin, the local acorns give it a savoury, nutty character, and with a slice of lemon or orange it makes a lovely gin and tonic!”

Independent hotel and restaurant Hart’s Hotel scooped up the prestigious Hotel of the Year, beating out competition from other local hotel giants.

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Hart’s Hotel is located near Nottingham Castle

The Crowne Plaza, EMCC and Orchard and Ye Olde Bell Hotel all made the shortlist, but Hart’s Hotel won the award for a second year running.

Tim Hart, owner of Hart’s commented: “This recognition is a testament to a lot of really hard work from a team who are passionate about hospitality.”

General manager Adam Worthington commented: “All the staff at the hotel are passionate about creating a memorable guest experience, we strive to get every detail just right and go the extra mile. It’s wonderful to be recognised and our teams efforts celebrated.”

Find out more about the Hart’s Hotel here and more about Weaver’s Wine here.