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Winners of the Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

PUBLISHED: 11:29 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:29 26 October 2015

Somerset Life Food and Drink awards 2015

Somerset Life Food and Drink awards 2015

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On 23rd October, guests gathered at Junction 24, Bridgwater, for the

Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards – an event designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase to the good and the great from the regions food & drink industry.

Best Drink Product of the Year

Sponsored by Bath Building Society

This category celebrates a drink product made by a Somerset farmer, producer, retailer or manufacturer. Judges were looking for a drink that captured the very essence of Somerset. Find out who won…

Best Butcher of the Year

Sponsored by NFU Mutual Bridgwater

This award supports and celebrates local independent butchers and recognises their invaluable contribution to Somerset’s food scene. Find out who won…

Best Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year

Sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses – Taunton and District, Yeovil and Mendip Branches

Judges were looking for the place with the tastiest cream tea or coffee and cake in the county, whether it’s a little tea room, a bustling town café or a glamorous hotel. Find out who won…

Best Independent Food Shop of the Year

Sponsored by Notaro Homes

This awards aims to recognise the best independent food outlets in the county; the businesses who are maintaining the traditions of bringing fabulous food and drink to our high streets. Find out who won…

Best Food Product of the Year

Sponsored by Jon Thorner’s

This award celebrates both the dedication and passion that goes into producing the mouth watering products nominated this evening, and the innovative food producers behind them. Find out who won…

Best Farmers’ Market of the Year

Sponsored by Bridgwater College

Judges were on the look out for overall presentation of the market, the arrangement of stalls and entertainment and whether it has built upon the needs of consumers and capitalised on the diversity of the region’s local food and drink supply chain. Find out who won…

Best Gastro Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Climate Roofs

The winner of this category needed to stock a wide range of real ales, preferably supporting local breweries. It also needed to have a menu which champions local food and provide a warm welcome and a friendly goodbye - and everything that happens in between. Find out who won…

Best Somerset Sunday Roast

Sponsored by Yeo Valley

This award celebrates one of the nation’s favourite dishes and one which Somerset does so well. Whether it’s a pub, a hotel or a restaurant, we wanted to know who is serving a cracking roast dinner with traditional trimmings, locally sourced meat and fresh seasonal vegetables. Find out who won…

Best Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Thatchers

Somerset is filled with talented chefs who make up the fantastic array of restaurants we have here. The winner of this category is someone who has devoted himself to the cause of serving the best possible food. Find out who won…

Best Restaurant Fine Dining Experience

Sponsored by Howards Motor Group

This category is one of our most coveted awards; the fine dining restaurant needs to offer an incomparable dining experience, everything from the ambience to the service and most importantly the food. Find out who won…

Best Hotel Restaurant

Sponsored by National Westchem

This category enables our numerous hotel restaurants to stand out from the crowd. Judges were looking for venues that offer a sublime dining experience with fantastic

food, drink and superb service. Find out who won…

Best Local Producer

Sponsored by Junction 24 Ltd

Somerset has a food and drink scene which is more vibrant than many others across the UK. This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on the food and drink community. Find out who won…

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