Yet again Dorset Food & Drink are working in association with and are Headline Sponsors of the much-coveted Food, Drink and Farming Awards and this week, the award organisers revealed the finalists.
According to the team at the Food, Drink and Farming Awards, this year there has been a record number of votes across all categories, as well as a great response to the new categories which are appearing for the first time this year.
As always, all the finalists were voted for by readers of the Dorset Magazine with judges picking the shortlist. The winners will be revealed at the award ceremony on 26th September at the Italian Villa. Many of our members have been made finalists, along with other incredible food and drink producers from the region.
The full list of finalists is as follows.
Drinks Product of the Year, sponsored by Saffery Champness
Food Product/ Producer of the year, sponsored by Porter Dodson
Eco Champion of the Year, sponsored by Sculpture by the Lakes
Anna’s Ice Lollies
Best Independent Retailer, sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers
Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Dorset Growth Hub
Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year, sponsored by Clipper Teas
The Courtyard Tearoom
The Upwey Wishing Well and Tea Rooms
Chef of the Year, sponsored by Kingston Maurward
Brett Sutton, The White Post
Jason Hall, Hall’s Kitchen
Robert Ndunga, The Acorn Inn
Customer Service Award, sponsored by Beales Gourmet
Steeptonbill Farm Shop
The Little Teapot
Truly’s of Westbourne
Best Dorset Pub, sponsored by Hall and Woodhouse
The Acorn Inn
The Royal Oak
The Wise Man Inn
Seafood Restaurant of the year, sponsored by Furleigh Estate
Les Enfants Terribles
Best Formal Dining Experience, sponsored by NFU Mutual Wessex
Limestone Hotel and Restaurant
Best Informal Dining Experience, sponsored by Rockfish
Taste Café at Chesil Beach
The Station Kitchen
2019 Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Hero, sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink
Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to seeing you on the night!