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Revealed: Finalists of the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 16:47 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:06 04 September 2018

We can't wait for this year's Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018 (c) Antony Thompson / Thousand Word Media

We can't wait for this year's Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018 (c) Antony Thompson / Thousand Word Media


We are delighted to announce this year’s finalists for the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards

The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards, to be held at The Somerset County Cricket Club on October 18, will champion the county’s local food and drink heroes. You’ve been nominating your favourite butchers, bakers, brewers, chefs, independent retailers and food champions, among many others, and we are overjoyed to announce this year’s finalists:

Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by Hawksmoor Investment Management

Cow n Bun, Bridgwater

Gardiner-Whites, Burnham-on-Sea

Sprague’s Butchers, Wellington


Best Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Café Gorge, Cheddar

Lion Rock Tea Rooms, Cheddar

Wookey Hub, Wookey


Independent Retailer of the Year

Brockley Stores, Brockely

Loders Butchers, Yeovil

Withies Delicatessen, Stoke St Gregory


Best 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, Hillfrarrance

Candlelight Inn, Chard

The Babbling Brook Inn, Shurton


Family Dining Award

The Hood Arms, Kilve

The Duck, Burtle

Purple Spoon Café, Catering & Events, Bridgwater


Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Ston Easton Park

Sprague’s Butchers, Wellington

Wookey Hub, Wookey

Café Gorge, Cheddar Gorge


Best Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Howards Motor Group

Reeves Restaurant, Dunster

Duende Restaurant, Wiveliscombe

The River Parrett Restaurant, Bridgewater


Best 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

To be announced on the night...


Head to our Twitter page on October 18 to follow the evening’s events @SomersetLife

See our finalists and winners from the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2017 here.


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