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

PUBLISHED: 16:03 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:04 20 August 2018

Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2018

Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2018

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We are delighted to announce our 2018 finalists

Yet again this year we have received a record number of votes across all categories, as well as a great response to our new categories, Eco Champion of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. All our finalists have been voted for by our readers. Once voting closed, our judges sifted through the hundreds of nominations, deliberating long and hard to select three finalists in each category. All will be invited to join us at a glittering awards ceremony on 27th September at The Italian Villa, where we will reveal our winners.

We are delighted to announce our 2018 finalists.

BEST DRINKS PRODUCT

Sponsored by Saffery Champness

Langham Wine Estate, Crawthorne, Dorchester

Cerne Abbas Brewery

The Dorset Ginger Company, Lytchett Matravers

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BEST PRODUCT / PRODUCER

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

Great British Biscotti Company, Christchurch

Hotch Potch, Sturminster Newton

Dorset Blue Vinny, Stock Gaylard

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BEST RESTAURANT

Sponsored by Westchem

The White Post, Rimpton

Yalbury Cottage, Lower Bockhampton

The Ollerod, Beaminster

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BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Sponsored by FLAG

Sea Beats Cafe & Bistro, Weymouth

Les Enfant Terribles Restaurant, Weymouth

Storm Fish Restaurant, Poole

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CHEF OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Kingston Maurward

Robert Ndungu, The Acorn Inn, Evershot

Alex Naik, Abbots Court, Winterborne Kingston

Chris Staines, The Ollerod, Beaminster

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BEST TEA / COFFEE SHOP

Sponsored by Clipper Tea

Cotea, Bournemouth

Finca, Dorchester

The Scented Botanist at Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston

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CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Sponsored by Beales Gourmet

Webster Family Butchers, Bournemouth

Crab Apple Catering, Swanage

Steeptonbill Farm Shop, Milton Abbas

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ECO CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Litter Free

Baboo Gelato, Bridport

Cariad Wholefoods, Blandford Forum

Waste Not Want Not, Bridport

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ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Dorset Growth Hub

Oli Perron, Lunch’d, Bournemouth

Ollie Grubb & Lorna Bowmer, Ministry of Fudge, Christchurch

Chrissy & Karl Regler, From Dorset with Love, Blandford Forum

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INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers

The Wobbly Cottage, Broadwindsor

Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop, Child Okeford

Jurassic Coast Farm Shop, Winfrith Newburgh

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BEST PUB

Sponsored by Hall & Woodhouse

The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock

The Acorn Inn, Evershot

The Anchor Inn, Seatown

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DOG FRIENDLY AWARD

Sponsored by Dave Cumber Vets

BearKat Bistro, Bridport

Under the Greenwood Tree Cafe, Lower Bockhampton

The White Horse Inn, Hinton St Mary

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BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT

Sponsored by Lester Aldridge

Seasons Restaurant at The Eastbury, Sherborne

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Evershot

The Pig on the Beach, Studland

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2018 FOOD & DRINK HERO

Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink

To be announced on the night.

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