Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018: Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

PUBLISHED: 10:18 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:13 19 October 2018

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018: Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018: Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year


Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year us always a popular category with our readers, having rigorously tested and tasted their way across the tea rooms and coffee shops of 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.

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 ‘Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year’, sponsored by Somerset County Cricket Club.

The finalists:

Café Gorge, Cheddar

Café Gorge is a fantastic café nestled in the beautiful setting of Cheddar Gorge. Judges were keen to point out that the food is freshly prepared, and the menu – sourced locally where possible – is incredibly varied, offering both sweet and savoury dishes, as well as a good range of teas and coffees and tipple for the late afternoon pick me up. The scones were fresh and service was quick and efficient.

Wookey Hub, Wookey

Tucked away in the small village of Wookey, Wookey Hub is a delightful café come village shop. Judges commented on how welcoming and a part of the community you felt upon arrival. With tasty homemade baked pastries and cakes and a good selection of coffee and tea, this café brought life into the community of Wookey. With an impressive set up of cupboard favourites you could also pick up fresh vegetables grown within the village with your stay-in or take-away coffee. A great addition to the area.

The winner:

Lion Rock Tea Rooms, Cheddar

Another Cheddar delight is the quirky blue cottage of Lion Rock Tea Rooms. With a secluded courtyard and functional but funky décor, judges were most impressed with the extensive menu on offer at the tearooms. With towering afternoon teas down to breakfast and lunch favourites with a kids menu too – they deliver it all. It was noted that the tea is served loose to minimise plastic waste and you can even order scones and cakes to go.

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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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