Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2019: Newcomer of the Year

PUBLISHED: 14:01 18 October 2019

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2019: Newcomer of the Year

Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2019: Newcomer of the Year


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...

The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards is 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 he good and the great from the region's food & drink industry including local producers & suppliers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers, and people who care about the countryside and the future of our local environment.

'Newcomer of the Year' was open to anyone in the food and drink industry who had started a new venture in the past eighteen months. We wanted to know about the positive impact they have made on their local community and whether they have achieved success further afield.

Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of 'Newcomer of the Year', sponsored by Country Smallholding.

This year's finalists:

The Blitz Tearoom, Weston-Super-Mare

With music from days gone by playing in the background, surrounded by many 1940's and War time Memorabilia, The Blitz Tearooms serve the finest barista coffee and afternoon tea's alongside an extensive menu of home-cooked delicious breakfast and lunch meals.

The Porlock Weir Hotel, Porlock Weir

The Porlock Weir Hotel is situated overlooking the historic harbour of Porlock where the atmosphere is one of peaceful nuture. This wellness hotel opened this year and focuses on offering guests some downtime so that they feel relaxed and rejuvenated when they leave. The hotel offers a range of activities from yoga to mindfulness to coastal walks.

And the winner is…

The Blue Pantry, Wellington

The Blue Pantry is an ever evolving eco-friendly shop where its primary purpose is to give people the choice of shopping in a way which reduces single use plastics, on the journey to zero waste. The shop offers a unique shopping experience and an ever growing range of products to its customers.

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