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The Spiced Pear, Hepworth

The Spiced Pear Hepworth has been nominated as ‘Readers’ Restaurant of the Year’ for the North East by the new Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015 – which puts it in the top 10 places to eat in the country.

The stylish restaurant, tearoom and cocktail bar was voted for by members of the public to become one of the UK finalists in the prestigious Good Food Guide Awards– beating off competition from some of the most renowned restaurants in the region.

The Spiced Pear’s head chef/owner Tim Bilton and his wife Adele said it was hard to put into words how delighted they were.

‘To have won the North East heat and be one of just 10 finalists across the UK is phenomenal – we have been striving for this for years and to get a listing in the Good Food Guide just one year since opening is brilliant,’ said Tim.

‘What makes us even more proud is that we got through thanks to our customers. While all awards mean a great deal, this means more than most because it’s on their recommendation. It’s a real honour that they feel our service and food is worthy of an accolade.

My team and I have worked tirelessly to produce the very best customer experience at The Spiced Pear and I am extremely proud of what they have achieved. Bring on the finals!’

The Good Food Guide is the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide with more than 1,300 reviews of the best restaurants in the UK. The overall winner of the Good Food Guide Awards will be announced in September.

Editor’s Notes:

• The Spiced Pear opened in 2013 to great acclaim, and its emphasis on locally sourced, home grown and made food, and friendly service, has seen it win a Deliciouslyorkshire award for its afternoon teas and seen Tim listed in the Northern Restaurant and Bar Awards Top 50 in the space of just one year.
• It is based at Sheffield Road, New Mill, Holmfirth, HD9 7TP, tel: 01484 683775, email:,

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