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Food and Drink Features

Every year, we welcome guests in celebration of the region's food and drink industry at the annual Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards…and here we announce the worthy winners

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If the staff always greet you with a smile and knows exactly what you want before you do, then these were the businesses we were looking for when it came to the Customer Service Award

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The award for Tea / Coffee Shop of the Year is always a popular category with our readers, and the judges have looked at who serves the best tea and coffee, makes the nicest cakes and the freshest scones…

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The winner of 'Independent Retailer of the Year' will consistently show an expert knowledge and, like all our finalists, an unrivalled passion for his or her trade. Here are our fantastic finalists...

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This award for 'Product/Producer of the Year' recognises local producers whose passion for Somerset produce is at the heart of their business

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For the 'Pub of the Year', readers nominated establishments that offer exceptional food and drink including a wide range of locally brewed real ales…

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We were looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really meets the needs of family dining…and these finalists appeal to diners across the generations

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Every year we honour people within the local community who do so much to help producers, restaurateurs, cafes, pubs, chefs and those in the hospitality industry

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Opening a new business is never easy, so when one succeeds it's always cause for celebration. We announce the finalists and winners worthy of Newcomer of the Year...

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This award for 'Chef of the Year' aims to recognise those who show an exceptional awareness of produce and have the knowledge and expertise to use their ingredients to create sensational, seasonal menus using local produce wherever possible

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Those chilly autumn and winter evenings are perfect for huddling in the corner of a pub, catching up with friends and enjoying a few drinks or a hearty homemade dinner. Get yourself out of the cold, we've assembled a list of 20 cosy pubs to visit in Somerset

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Exuding charm, and retaining much of the character they always have done, there's something special about a visit to a pub steeped in history. We pick 10 of the best to visit in Somerset

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For a leisurely, stress-free Christmas day lunch in Somerset, take your pick from one of these delightful pubs, restaurants and hotels in the county

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

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New awards launched in the South West aim to recognise the region's most dog-friendly pubs

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Somerset is home to some of the country's most breathtaking coastlines, and the landscape is a simply stunning place to enjoy a ramble. We pick seven stretches of coastline ideal for a walk (and the charming cafes to stop off at on the way)

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Somerset is home to some of the best cream teas and afternoon teas in the country so indulge in a tier of sandwiches, scones and cakes at one of these charming spots to enjoy the quintessential English treat. In no particular order, we pick 14 of our favourites in the county

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Once the mellow flavours of beer, bread and yoghurt were the only fermented foods we were accustomed to; now super sour kimchi, kombucha and kefir are supermarket regulars. But a small set-up in rural Somerset was spearheading the fermentation movement a whole decade before these foods become commonplace

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The sun is finally shining, and its time to enjoy dinner and drinks al fresco at one of Somerset's charming pubs. With a little help from our readers, we pick 15 great pubs with beer gardens in the county

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It's that time again - the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are back and we want to know your favourites

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