22 May 2019
The Taste Cheshire Awards, now in its 20th year, are considered the benchmark of excellence for the hospitality industry. The highly anticipated food and drink awards, the biggest of its kind in the UK, took place at the Pavilion at Chester Racecourse attended by 400 of the biggest and brightest names in the hospitality industry from across Cheshire.
Each category featured a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner with over 40,000 people voting for their favourite food and drink choices in Cheshire. The Oakfield scooped Gold for both Family Friendly Venue of the Year and Best Newcomer after a successful ‘mystery dine’ by industry experts.



Winning not just one, but two awards from Taste Cheshire for The Oakfield was outstanding. To win these awards not even one year into opening, lets us know we are on the right track and our visitors appreciate and enjoy the bespoke experience we are creating. A lot of hard work and hours have gone into making The Oakfield a now award-winning pub and we are all very proud of the team.
Tom Culshaw, Senior Food & Beverage Manager
The spectacular win made for an unforgettable night as the team’s hard-work, passion and dedication to their guests was recognised at the prestigious event.
Former family home of Chester Zoo founder, George Mottershead, the grade II listed building has been lovingly restored to offer visitors a wonderfully warm welcome and a freshly prepared, seasonal menu bursting with flavour and flair. Diners can enjoy locally sourced food in the Motterheads’ old library or head to the garden room to appreciate the award-winning garden surroundings.

The Oakfield team have worked extremely hard since opening to provide a top quality experience for zoo visitors, with outstanding service and delicious meals, and it has really paid off! Well done to the whole team for this fantastic achievement, and we look forward to seeing The Oakfield continue to flourish.
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