Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018: Family Dining Award

PUBLISHED: 10:36 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 19 October 2018

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018: Family Dining Award

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018: Family Dining Award


Judges of this category were looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really meets the needs of family dining, by demonstrating attention to the requirements across the generations of diners both in terms of its food offering, atmosphere, entertainment, sense of theatre, and the variety of menu for guests regardless of age

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.

These awards recognise our vital Somerset food and drink industry and give recognition to the producers, growers, suppliers and hospitality venues in our wonderful county.

Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the ‘Family Dining Award.’

The finalists:

The Hood Arms, Kilve

The Hood Arms was described by judges as extremely welcoming for all ages. The food was tasty, offering pub classics for all. Judges were impressed with the lovely gardens and wooden play area for children and with the table tennis tables offering somewhere for the adults to play too!

The Duck at Burtle

The Duck at Burtle was described by judges as a busy, cosy pub. The judges were also extremely impressed with the attentiveness of the landlord. The main menu, along with the special children’s menu, include some top quality locally sourced ingredients, to include herbs from the pub garden. The children’s play area has been enhanced this year and the judges noticed that the pub get involved with lots of community focused events

The winner:

The Purplespoon Café, Bridgwater

The Purplespoon Café, located in Bridgwater, was described by judges as having a buzzy atmosphere, offering a lovely setting next to the canal, where modern meets rustic. Staff were interactive and very knowledgeable. Judges were most impressed with the extensive children’s menu, all including locally sourced ingredients. The Purplespoon café has a fantastic indoor play area and offers an array of activities to keep children entertained, including duck feeding and pizza making.

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Click here to return to the list of this year’s winners.

Want to find out who won last year? Click here to see the winners of the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2017.

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