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We’ve won a Taste Durham Award!

Coghlans at Barningham has been awarded a Taste Durham award – Highest Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion for its classical tearoom and restaurant in Barningham.

Taste Durham showcases and celebrates the county’s food and drink and encourages people who live here, and those who are visiting, to sample the best we have on offer.

This award, conferred on food and drinks establishments within the Durham area as a quality business, assessing areas such as the condition of the establishment, the food on offer, cleanliness, comfort and ease of use of the facilities. It also looks at the warmth of the welcome, and the atmosphere for customers.

Commenting on the award, Janet Coghlan, Owner of Coghlans at Barningham, said “We’re delighted to receive such an award. It is a testament to our dedicated and hard-working staff at Coghlans who strive to deliver exceptional food & service to our customers”

Businesses scoring 60-79% achieved quality assured and those scoring over 80% achieved the highest quality assured award.

In addition to being awarded Highest Quality Assured, Coghlans at Barningham has been awarded Local Produce Champion. Local food and produce are sought out by more and more people who are looking for an authentic experience and who care where their food comes from. Using local food and produce is at the heart at Coghlans strategy to ensure sustainability and to showcase what Durham and Teesdale has to offer. To qualify for the local produce champion award, a score of more than 60% was required.