Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Food Event

PUBLISHED: 11:49 16 September 2016

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Food Event

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Food Event


This brand new category is to celebrate the increasing popularity of food and drink festivals as well as farmers’ markets and local food events. We are looking for a food event which champions the wonderful food and drink produced in the county

The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are one of the biggest events in the local calendar and it is hugely anticipated by the region’s food and drink industry all year round.

We champion the best local producers, suppliers and businesses that are passionate about Somerset and the future of our local environment.

Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the ‘Best Food Event’.

This year’s finalists

Exmoor Food Fest

This celebration of Exmoor Food and Drink allows customers to eat their way across Exmoor and enjoy the outstanding food it has to offer, all for an affordable price. For the month of February, our readers enjoyed visits to some of the county’s best restaurants at a fraction of the cost thanks to this wonderful initiative, many of whom noted that in doing so they discovered some of their now favourite dining spots.

Taunton Farmers Market

Now in its 18th year, Taunton Farmers Market has demonstrated true staying power and its ability to keep customers happy. Each week more than 20 local growers and producers attend Somerset’s only FARMA registered market.

And the winner is…

Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival

Held twice a year in the heart of the seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea, this locally focused festival celebrates everything that is fresh and good in the South West. Our readers praised the excellent organisation, the huge variety of stallholders and the numerous demonstrations and activities going on at the festival.

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Click here to return to our list of 2016 winners!

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