our 2018 winners of Somerset Life’s Food & Drink Awards!

CONGRATULATIONS to all our 2018 finalists!


Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by Hawksmoor Investment Management

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

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Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

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

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Independent Retailer of the Year

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

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Product/Producer of the Year

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

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

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Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Arthur David

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

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Family Dining Award

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

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Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Ston Easton Park

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

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Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Howards Motor Group

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

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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

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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

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2018 Food and Drink Hero

Sponsored by N. Notaro Homes LTD

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