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REVEALED: The winners of the Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 11:48 28 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:48 28 September 2018

Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2018

Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2018

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Here are our Dorset Food, Drink and Farming winners for 2018; nominated and voted for by you

At Dorset Magazine, we know that one of your greatest passions is the food and drink produced in this county, and the farms from which that produce comes. These awards are designed to showcase the great and the good in Dorset, and reward the hardworking people behind them, including suppliers and producers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers.

Dorset is renowned for its top-notch produce and the passion of the people who work in the food and drink industry. On 27 September we held a glamorous awards evening at The Italian Villa to celebrate the extraordinary men and women – farmers, chefs, bakers, butchers, tea shop owners to name but a few – who work so hard to put Dorset on the culinary map.

Here are our 2018 winners…

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Best Drinks Product of the Year

Finalists

• Cerne Abbas Brewery

• The Dorset Ginger Company

Winner

Langham Wine Estate

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Best Restaurant of the Year

Finalists

• The White Post

• Yalbury Cottage

Winner

The Ollerod

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Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year

Finalists

• Sea Beats

• Restaurant Les Enfants Terribles

Winner

Storm Fish Restaurant

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Chef of the Year

Finalists

• Robert Ndunga, The Acorn Inn

• Chris Staines, The Ollerod

Winner

Alex Naik, Abbots Court

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Best Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Finalists

• Cotea

• The Scented Botanist at Keyneston Mill

Winner

Finca

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Customer Service Award

Finalists

• Crab Apple Catering

• Steeptonbill Farm Shop

Winner

Webster Family Butchers

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Eco Champion of the Year

Finalists

• Baboo Gelato

• Cariad Wholefoods

Winner

Waste Not Want Not

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Entrepreneur of the Year

Finalists

• Ollie Grubb and Lorna Bowmer, Ministry of Fudge

• Chrissy and Karl Regler, From Dorset With Love

Winner

Oli Perron – Lunch’d

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Independent Retailer of the Year

Finalists

• The Wobbly Cottage

• Jurassic Coast Farm Shop

Winner

Gold Hill Organic Farm

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Pub of the Year

Finalists

• The Anchor Inn

• The Three Horseshoes

Winner

The Acorn Inn

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Dog Friendly Award

Finalists

• Seventhwave Café Bar and Restaurant

• Under the Greenwood Tree Café

Winner

BearKat Bistro

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Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Finalists

• Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

• Seasons Restaurant at The Eastbury Hotel

Winner

The Pig on the Beach

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Product of the Year

Finalists

• Great British Biscotti Company

• Hotch Potch Savoury Pies

Winner

Dorset Blue Vinny

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Dorset Food and Drink Hero 2018

Michael Davies of Dorset Blue Vinny

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