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Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2017 - Finalists

PUBLISHED: 11:27 19 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:43 29 September 2017

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These awards celebrate Dorset’s best food and drink producers and businesses, and we’re proud to announce the 2017 finalists nominated by you

Click here to find out more about the awards. With thanks to headline sponsor Dorset Food & Drink and event partners Fiona Penny at Sunflowers and Beales Gourmet.


Best Hotel Restaurant

Sponsored by Darren Northeast PR

• Summer Lodge, Evershot

• The Pig on the Beach, Studland

• The Seasons at The Eastbury, Sherborne


Best Restaurant

Sponsored by Westchem

• The White Post, Rimpton

• Dorshi, Bridport

• La Fosse, Cranborne


Best Pub

Sponsored by Hall & Woodhouse

• The Anchor Inn, Seatown

• The Scott Arms, Kingston

• The Ship Inn, West Stour


Best Seafood Restaurant

Sponsored by Morrish and Banham

• Crab House Cafe, Wyke Regis

• Rachel’s, West Bay

• Shell Bay Restaurant, Studland


Best Independent Retailer

Sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers

• Bournemouth Food Assembly

• Holebrooks Fine Foods, Sturminster Newton

• Washingpool Farm Shop

• Webster Family Butchers, Winton

Best Tearoom/Coffee Shop of the Year

Sponsored by Andrew Plant Photography & Video

• Cotea, Westbourne

• Oliver’s, Sherborne

• The Courtyard Tea Rooms, Poole

Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Beales Gourmet

• Billy Winters, Portland

• Brace of Butchers, Poundbury

• Station Kitchen, West Bay

Family Dining Award

Sponsored by Furleigh Estate

• Aroma, Lyme Regis

• Dorset Burger Company, Weymouth

• Station Kitchen, West Bay

Best Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Kitchencraft

• Andy Wright, The Pig on the Beach, Studland

• Brett Sutton, The White Post, Rimpton

• Marcus Wilcox, Sienna, Dorchester


Best Newcomer

Sponsored by Orchard Park

• Cherry Picked Hampers

• Lilliput Gin

• Pursuit of Hoppiness, Bridport


Best Product/Producer of the Year

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

• Black Cow

• Capreolous Fine Foods

• Conker Spirit

• Liberty Fields


Dog Friendly Award

Sponsored by Dave Cumber Vets

• Bearkat, Bridport

• The Old Stables, Swanage

• The Paddle, Highcliffe


2017 Food & Farming Hero

Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink

• To be announced on the evening…


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