North Devon’s finest food producers and restaurants scooped up the awards at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards. Find out the full list of winners here!
Some of North Devon’s finest food producers and restaurants have been awarded at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards.
The awards, run by Devon Life magazine, has celebrated the county’s food heroes for the last 25 years.
LJ’s Pantry, based in Atherington, won the award for best food product, sponsored by Stage Engage.
Best pub, sponsored by WBW Solicitors, was won by The Pyne Arms in Barnstaple.
And Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room in Hele took the prize for best tearoom/coffee shop. They were also finalists in the customer service award.
Benham’s Bistro in Chulmleigh was a finalist in the best restaurant category.
The Coffee Cabin in Appledore were finalists for best teamroom/coffee shop, and La Petite Bouchee in Witheridge were finalists in the best newcomer category.
The awards are the 14th to be staged by Devon Life and saw more than 200 people enjoy a great three course meal prepared by the Sandy Park kitchen team.
The awards were introduced by compere Paul Nero from Radio Exe.
After the awards guests hit the dance floor to music from Booster.
Owen Jones, senior editor at Devon Life, said: “Congratulations to all our winners and finalists and many thanks to all the Devon Life readers who voted in their thousands.
“Our Food and Drink Awards are organised to celebrate and promote excellence and to recognise the achievements of food and drink businesses in Devon.
“Our grateful thanks to all our sponsors for supporting the event and to our headline sponsors Darts Farm and NFU Mutual.”
The full list of finalists and winners of the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2017:
BEST DRINKS PRODUCT
Sponsored by Lyme Bay Winery
WINNER: Salcombe Gin, Salcombe
Finalists: Bays Brewery, Paignton
Luscombe Drinks, Buckfastleigh
BEST FOOD PRODUCT
Sponsored by Stage Engage
WINNER: LJ’s Pantry, Atherington
Finalists: Hillside Foods, Kenn
Langage Farm, Smithaleigh
BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT
Sponsored by Savills
WINNER: Lympstone Manor, Exmouth
Finalists: Boringdon Hall, Plympton
Glazebrook House Hotel, South Brent
BEST INDEPENDENT FOOD RETAILER
Sponsored by Potburys
WINNER: Veg in a Box, Topsham
Finalists: Jacka Bakery, Plymouth
The Cheese Press, St Marychurch
BEST LOCAL PRODUCER
Sponsored by NFU Mutual
WINNER: Riverford, Buckfastleigh
Finalists: Favis of Salcombe, East Allington
Shillingford Organics, Shillingford Abbot
Sponsored by WBW Solicitors
WINNER: The Pyne Arms, Barnstaple
Finalists: The Treby Arms, Sparkwell
Victoria Inn, Salcombe
Sponsored by Westchem
WINNER: Riverford Field Kitchen, Buckfastleigh
Benham’s Bistro, Chulmleigh
Il Casita, Crediton
BEST DEVON SUNDAY ROAST
Sponsored by Sandy Park
WINNER: Tom Cobley Tavern, Crediton
Finalists: Cadeleigh Arms, Tiverton
Lifton Hall Hotel, Lifton
Sponsored by Arthur David
WINNER: Luke Fearon, The Treby Arms, Sparkwell
Ben Palmer, Greedy Goose, Plymouth
Scott Paton, Boringdon Hall, Plympton
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
WINNER: Shillingford Organics, Shillingford Abbot
Finalists: Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room, Hele
Veg in a Box, Topsham
FAMILY DINING AWARD
Sponsored by cottages.com
WINNER: Baobab Café, Crediton
Darts Farm, Topsham
The Dock, Plymouth
Sponsored by FSB
WINNER: Brown & Bean, Plymouth
La Petite Bouchee, Witheridge
BEST TEAROOM / COFFEE SHOP
WINNER: Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room, Hele
Finalists: Coffee Cabin, Appledore
2017 DEVON FOOD & DRINK HERO
Sponsored by Darts Farm
Paul Parnell & Matthew Mason – The Jack in the Green