Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Independent Food Shop of the Year

PUBLISHED: 11:35 16 September 2016

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Independent Food Shop of the Year

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2016: Best Independent Food Shop of the Year


This award aims to recognise the best independent food outlets in the county; the businesses who are maintaining the traditions of bringing fabulous food and drink the high streets of Somerset. We asked readers to tell us about their friendly local grocers, village stores, farm shops, bakers and more. All our finalists have a genuine passion for their local food scene and actively support and promote it.

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 Independent Food Shop of the Year’.

This year’s finalists

Rosie’s Larder, Wellington

This shop in Wellington is a little treasure trove of fabulous things. Everywhere you look there is something interesting or quirky. As well as a great range of food products, this shop offers a friendly stop off for refreshment and a host of great goodies for the way home.

Sienna Deli, Yeovil

From gorgeous Panini’s and sandwiches to takeaway to what have been described by one reader as ‘the best milkshakes in the world’, our readers love the wide variety of products food at this gourmet Yeovil deli.

And the winner is…

Brockley Stores, Brockley

A real passion for good, honest food is evident in the excellent customer service provided by Robert Hagen and his team at Brockley stores. From humble beginnings as a roadside fruit and veg stall, Brockley stores has grown to become a farm shop which is at the centre of the community. Readers love the great deli selection, delicious breads, locally reared meats and fresh seasonal fruit and veg.

The Best Independent Food Shop of the Year Award is sponsored by N. Notaro Homecare Limited

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