A Double Win

The High Field gastropub in Edgbaston, Birmingham, has enjoyed a double celebration last week, after coming away from the Food Awards England 2019 awards with not one, but two trophies.

The High Field was named Midlands Gastro Pub of the Year as well as the second best Gastropub in the whole of the country, at this year’s awards which took place at The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, on Monday 14th October 2019.

Now in their 6th year, the Food Awards England celebrate the best in the food industry, from fine dining and high street restaurants to cafés, bakeries, cookery schools and everything in between.  They also single out for praise the chefs, servers and specialists who work in and supply the establishments, bringing delicious food to the plates of the nation.

Since the awards are entirely voted for by the general public, picking up two trophies on the night is a both a big honour and a major achievement, as Sarah Robinson, Partner at The High Field, explains.

“We work very hard to make The High Field a great gastropub place where anyone can come and enjoy a warm welcome and some top quality food and drink. We serve pub food alongside modern classics, all made with excellent seasonal ingredients carefully sourced by our Chefs.  We also have a terrific team who work together to look after our guests really well.

“Having this recognised by being singled out for praise in the awards is just fantastic, particularly as it’s the views of the people who come to the pub, our guests, that decide on the winners.  This is something really special, and we’d like to thank every single guest who voted for us,” she says. “Achieving recognition on a national level, by earning the title of the second best Gastropub in the UK, is also amazing, and after we’ve stopped celebrating, we will be redoubling our efforts and working even harder, to come first in this category next year,” she says.

The winners of the Food Awards England are a true reflection of the quality and excellence that highlights the English food industry, and recognition of the hard work that goes into providing the nation with delicious dishes and unique experiences at each of the victorious venues.

A spokesperson for the Food Awards England 2019 says, “We would like to thank the public for making The Food Awards England the leading celebration of those who thrive in the country’s food sector. The awards celebrate everything related to food and provide a platform to thank those who have dedicated their whole career to provide us with great gastronomic delights. They also showcase amazing professionals.  We would like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their amazing achievements.”

The full list of this year’s winners as well as more about the awards can be found here

The High Field is now serving its new autumn menu which includes dishes created for the season by Head Chef Ian Meek using top quality game, fish and seafood. Starters include Air-dried Dorset Beef, Pear, Pecorino and Pine Nuts and Grilled Sardines with Harissa Mayonnaise and Rocket.

Mains feature Pan-fried Fillets of Sea Bass served with Saffron Potatoes, Sprouting Broccoli and Shellfish Sauce alongside Shiitake, Chestnut and Oyster Mushroom Pappardelle, White Wine Sauce and Walnuts and Butcher’s Steak of the Day.  Desserts have taken a turn towards the autumnal with Poached Pear, Mascarpone and Hazelnut Brittle plus Apple Tarte Tatin and Vanilla Ice Cream.

To try some of The High Field’s award-winning food or come to one of its exciting forthcoming events, please go to www.highfieldedgbaston.co.uk or call 0121 227 7068.