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The Western Daily Press launches its fifth Food and Farming Awards

Celebrating the best of the West Country – and some of the best in the UK. The counties of Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Devon have some of the country’s most famous businesses and brands, and the Western Daily Press is always right behind them. From field to plate, we want to celebrate every step of this vital industry that underpins the region’s economy and plays such a massive part in the daily lives of those that live here. This year we are delighted to welcome back the Royal Bath & West Showground as our headline sponsor. The Royal Bath & West Society is the oldest agricultural society in the country and has been supporting farmers ever since. It has always played a role in driving innovation in food and farming, with the annual Royal Bath & West Show, a brilliant place to share ideas. It’s a perfect fit for the Western Daily Press Food and Farming Awards. In May, we’ll be gathering together the region’s top food and drink producers and purveyors – and you could be among them. Whether it’s a single farmer, a large agribusiness, a cook in a pub or a brewer of some of the region’s famous tipples, we want to hear about the most deserving. Put forward your nomination and help us reward the people who make the West Country so special.

The Event

Event Launches
Wed 9 Jan
Nominations Close
Mon 4 Mar
Event Date
Mon 13 May

Our Western Daily Press Food & Farming Awards finalists for 2019 are:

Best Farmer 

Matt Hobbs-Elkstone Texels

Francis Green, Somerset Lavender

Bob King

Nick Finding, J W Finding (Farms) Ltd

Oliver White

Best Drinks Producer

Aldwick Estate

Hillside Brewery Ltd

Royal Agricultural University (Cotswold Hills English White Wine)

Young Farmer of the Year 

Lily McNab-Jones

Sarah Carter (Pugh)

Luke Craven / BiJimini Ltd

 

Local Food Champion

Toad’s Mill Kitchen

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Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism

Best Food Producer

Toad’s Mill Kitchen

Felthams Farm Ltd

Quantock Steamers

The Forest Bakehouse

Best Restaurant

The Bell Inn, Selsley

Bocabar Glastonbury

The Babbling Brook Inn

Best Independent Café, Tea Room or Coffee Shop

Kitchen at Jordans Courtyard

Bowl of Plenty at Colston Hall

Bristol Folk House Cafe

St Werburghs City Farm

Best Pub

The Polo Pub at Foston’s Ash

The Swan

The Bell Inn, Selsley

Family Food & Farming Business of the Year

Tortworth Estate Shop 

Alvis Brothers

Toad’s Mill Kitchen 

Food & Drink Business of the Year 

Jesse Smith

Poulton Hill Vineyard

BHVSA

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