The Shrewsbury Arms, Kingstone, Uttoxeter
One of the dishes at The Shrewsbury Arms, near Uttoxeter, which has won a 2023/24 Good Food Award. Picture courtesy of The Shrewsbury Arms.

Good Food Awards 2023/24: 12 Staffordshire winners crowned 

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Twelve Staffordshire businesses have been recognised for their culinary excellence by the 2023/24 Good Food Awards

A third of the Staffordshire winners came from Burton upon Trent, with the accolades celebrating a mixture of Indian cuisine, fish and chips and traditional English tea room dishes. 

The national awards scheme is split into five categories with two different accolades up for grabs to those who excel in food quality, service and value. Blue Ribbon awards celebrate a win, whilst Gold Seals are given to holders who have achieved the award for more than three consecutive years. 

Amongst those celebrating continued success is No26 Waterside Restaurant, at Aston Marina, in Stone, which has been recognised for a fifth consecutive year. 

A spokesman said: “What makes these awards especially important to the whole team is that they are based on nominations and votes from our customers.  

“So a huge thank you to everyone who has voted for us – it’s an honour to again be recognised alongside some of the best independent restaurants in the country as we continue our quest for culinary excellence.” 

Delhi Spice Indian Takeaway dishes
Delhi Spice Indian Takeaway is one of the Burton upon Trent businesses celebrating a win. Photo: Delhi Spice Indian Takeaway.

The full list of Staffordshire winners is: 

Good Food Award (for fine dining, restaurants and products) 

Good Food Award for Cafes 

Good Food Award for Takeaways

Good Food Award for Fish and Chips 

Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs 

The Slamwich Club dishes
Stoke-on-Trent’s The Slamwich Club has also picked up a Good Food Award. Photo: The Slamwich Club.

A Good Food Awards spokesman said: “The Good Food Awards have delighted readers and fans over the years by introducing them to an eclectic tapestry of flavours. We’ve built up a reputation for shining a spotlight on delicious dishes and unearthing culinary gems. 

“We believe awards should be based on what matters most, customer opinions. Using nominations, feedback, votes, and online reviews we ensure the Good Food Awards reflect the views of real foodies. 

“Known as the Blue Ribbon for Delicious Dishes™, our prestigious awards are only given to those who excel in food quality, service, and value. We also rely on data from, because we know that Good Food requires Good Food Hygiene.” 

  • Spa hotel Hoar Cross Hall, between Burton upon Trent and Abbots Bromley, has also recently been announced as a winner of a Blue Ribbon in the Good Hotel Awards

Hayley Johnson

Senior journalist with over 15 years’ experience writing for customers and audiences all over the world. Previous work has included everything from breaking news for national newspapers to complex business stories, in-depth human-interest features and celebrity interviews - and most things in between.

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