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.

Laura Clarke from sponsors WBW Solicitors with Ellis Pannell and Amie Pannell of the Pyne ArmsLaura Clarke from sponsors WBW Solicitors with Ellis Pannell and Amie Pannell of the Pyne Arms

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.

David and Kathy Jones from Hele Corn Mill with Kai Horstman of the Exeter ChiefsDavid and Kathy Jones from Hele Corn Mill with Kai Horstman of the Exeter Chiefs

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

BEST PUB

Sponsored by WBW Solicitors

WINNER: The Pyne Arms, Barnstaple

Finalists: The Treby Arms, Sparkwell

Victoria Inn, Salcombe

BEST RESTAURANT

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

BEST CHEF

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

BEST NEWCOMER

Sponsored by FSB

WINNER: Brown & Bean, Plymouth

KUKU, Plymouth

La Petite Bouchee, Witheridge

BEST TEAROOM / COFFEE SHOP

WINNER: Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room, Hele

Finalists: Coffee Cabin, Appledore

Toast, Okehampton

2017 DEVON FOOD & DRINK HERO

Sponsored by Darts Farm

Paul Parnell & Matthew Mason – The Jack in the Green

Find out more at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards website.