We are excited to announce our 2018 finalists for Somerset Life’s Food and Drink Awards!


Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by Hawksmoor Investment Management


  • Cow n Bun, Bridgwater
  • Gardiner-Whites, Burnham-on-Sea
  • Sprague’s Butchers, Wellington


Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year


  • Café Gorge, Cheddar Gorge
  • Lion Rock Tea Rooms, Cheddar Gorge
  • Wookey Hub, Wookey


Independent Retailer of the Year


  • Brockley Stores, Brockley
  • Loders Butchers, Yeovil
  • Withies Delicatessen, Stoke St Gregory


Product/Producer of the Year

Sponsored by Porter Dodson


  • Nutts Scotch Eggs, Bleadon
  • Granny Gothards, Stoke St Gregory
  • The Sausage Shed, Isle Brewers


Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Arthur David


  • The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance
  • Candlelight Inn, Chard
  • The Babbling Brook Inn, Shurton


Family Dining Award


  • The Hood Arms, Kilve
  • The Duck, Burtle
  • The Purplespoon Café, Catering & Events, Bridgwater


Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Ston Easton Park


  • Sprague’s Butchers, Wellington
  • Wookey Hub, Wookey
  • Café Gorge, Cheddar Gorge


Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Howards Motor Group


  • Reeves Restaurant, Dunster
  • Duende Restaurant, Wiveliscombe
  • The River Parrett Restaurant, Bridgwater


Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Westchem


  • The Beach Hotel, @the Galley, Minehead
  • Dunkery Beacon Country Hotel, The Coleridge, Wootton Courtenay
  • The Luttrell Arms Hotel, Psalter’s, Dunster


Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Thatchers


  • Josh Eggleton, The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna
  • Liam Finnegan, Castle Bow Restaurant, Castle Bow
  • Adam Fellows, Goodfellows, Wells


2018 Food and Drink Hero

Sponsored by N. Notaro Homes LTD


  • To be announced on the night…