Orchard Lodge ‘a hidden gem’

Orchard Lodge Guest House and Tearoom at Flixton.
Orchard Lodge Guest House and Tearoom at Flixton.

The owners of Orchard Lodge Guest House and Tearoom at Flixton are celebrating as winners of a prestigious national competition as the “Hidden Gem” in Yorkshire.

Andrew and Lucinda Jenkins were nominated in two categories at the Eviivo Awards at the Cafe de Paris in London. They were shortlisted for “Outstanding Hosts” in the UK (one of only ten establishments in the whole country) and “Hidden Gem in Yorkshire”.

Owners Andrew and Lucinda Jenkins.

Owners Andrew and Lucinda Jenkins.

As winners of the hidden gem they also represented Yorkshire in the “Star Among Stars” award. The judging panel featured some big names including top chef Michel Roux Jr.

Lucinda Jenkins said: “This is an outstanding achievement after only eighteen months in the hospitality trade. We were competing with some outstanding establishments and we cannot believe that we have won it.”