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Spotlight Awards 2015: Shropshire's best food and entertainment venues pick up gongs (18th November 2015)

Spotlight Awards 2015: Shropshire's best food and entertainment venues pick up gongs

Shropshire’s best-loved eating and entertainment venues had their moment in the limelight when they were celebrated at the Spotlight Awards.

Thousands of Shropshire Star readers voted for their favourite attractions and the finalists gathered this evening at the awards ceremony held at Theatre Severn in Shewsbury on Tuesday night.

It was the second year the Shropshire Star had run the Spotlight Awards and this year's nine categories ranged from Best Pub to Best Fish and Chips and Event Of The Year.

Winners included Number Four, in Butcher Row, Shrewsbury, who won Best Cafe or Tea Room.

Also enjoying a moment in the limelight was the Hundred House Hotel, who last year won the Best Posh Nosh Award and this year scooped the award for Best Restaurant. The award was sponsored by The Huntsman of Little Wenlock.

Best Fish and Chips was sponsored by potato supplier Scott and Newman and went to The Silver Fish based on Tan Bank in Wellington.

Ludlow Food Centre was crowned Food and Drink Champion, which was a brand new category sponsored by the British Ironwork Centre. Located on the Earl of Plymouth’s estate, the centre allows visitors to purchase their produce and watch artisans at work whilst sampling their produce in the food hall.

The award for Best Pub, sponsored by Shropshire Star, went to The Huntsman of Little Wenlock.

Henry Tudor House in Shrewsbury won the Best Night Out award, sponsored by Hobs and Hotplates, while two awards were given for Best Family Day Out.

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, in Telford, was crowned the winner of the small venue category, sponsored by Q Hotels Telford, while the best large venue, sponsored by Telford College of Arts and Technology, went to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

The final award of the night, sponsored by Park Inn by Radisson, went to the RAF Cosford Air Show for Event Of The Year.