THE TEAM at an award-winning restaurant in Somerset are celebrating again this month after hearing that they have been shortlisted for yet another top industry award (September, 2016).
The Clavelshay Barn Restaurant in North Petherton near Bridgwater is a finalist in the Taste of the West awards in the Best Restaurant category – making it one of the top restaurants across the region.
The restaurant’s co-owner, Sue Milverton said: “We’re delighted to have been part once again of these prestigious awards. To have won through to this stage in the proceedings is pretty amazing as we’re in some rather good company.
“We already have a Gold Award in this category for this year and, as one of the top scoring restaurants in this section, we’ve now gone forward with the other top scorers across the six counties from Cornwall to Wiltshire to be in with a chance to be crowned overall winners in the Westcountry.
“We’re now off to the awards ceremony on October 4 at Exeter Cathedral and have all our fingers and toes crossed. We’ve won Gold Awards before but it’s the first time we’ve scored so highly to have been nominated for this additional award. It’s very exciting.
“Awards like these are a real testament to the hard work the team puts in and a win is a win for us all, and all our loyal customers too. Our head chef Olivier Certain who joined the team just over a year ago has been a tremendous boost for the business too.
“Olivier creates stunning dishes with French flair. His style of cooking is classical French but after living in England for more than 18 years, he has learnt English dishes to an extremely high standard and knows exactly what our diners like to eat.”
Clavelshay Barn Restaurant is an award-winning restaurant within a restored and converted 18th century stone barn at the foot of the picturesque Quantock Hills.
It is set on a family-run farm that produces its own milk, beef, pork, lamb and eggs, which all feature in its top quality and tasty dishes.
Sue added: “At Clavelshay we also strive to use as much produce as possible from the farm and the surrounding countryside. We use our own pork, rose veal, wild rabbit, pigeon, pheasant and our own farm-reared beef on the menu. We have a walled garden where we grow salad leaves, herbs, soft fruit and vegetables. If it is not possible to use our own produce, we only use local suppliers who can provide us with quality local produce which is fully traceable.”
The restaurant is no stranger to awards and is also waiting to hear this month if it has won awards in two categories – Best Restaurant/Best Dining Experience and Best Sunday Roast –
in the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016. The Awards ceremony is on September 15 at Brympton House, Yeovil.
The restaurant, which has won a Taste of the West Gold Award for the past three years, is open in the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday with dinner served from 7pm. It is also open for Sunday lunches from 12noon until 2pm.
For further details and to book a place, please call 01278 662629 or visit www.clavelshaybarn.co.uk.