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REVEALED: The finalists of the Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2019

PUBLISHED: 17:10 19 August 2019

The finalists for the 2019 Food, Drink and Farming Awards have been announced!

The finalists for the 2019 Food, Drink and Farming Awards have been announced!

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Congratulations to our wonderful 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 Best Formal Dining Experience and Best Informal Dining Experience.

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 26th September at The Italian Villa, where we will reveal our winners.

We are delighted to announce our 2019 finalists.

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DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Saffery Champness

BH1 Gin, Bournemouth

Dorset Ginger, Lytchett Matravers

Mapperton Estate (Montagu Cuvée), Beaminster

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FOOD PRODUCT / PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

Book & Bucket Cheese, Cranbourne

Lily's Produce, Swanage

Meggy Moo's, Blandford Forum

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ECO CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Sculpture by the Lakes

Anna's Ice Lollies, Wareham

BeeWrap UK, Bournemouth

Naked Brace, Poundbury

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BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER

Sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers

Gullivers Farm Shop, West Moors

The Green Weigh, Bridport

The Wobbly Cottage, Broadwindsor

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ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Dorset Growth Hub

Claire Burnett, Chococo

Keri Astill-Frew, V Dorset

Ryan Howell, The Dorset Donut Company

Sarah Ali Choudhury, Gourmet Indian Catering

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TEAROOM / COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Clipper Teas

BearKat, Bridport

The Courtyard Tearoom, Poole

The Upwey Wishing Well & Tea Rooms, Upwey

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CHEF OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Kingston Maurward

Brett Sutton, The White Post, Rimpton

Jason Hall, Hall's Kitchen, Weymouth

Robert Ndunga, The Acorn Inn, Evershot

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CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Sponsored by Beales Gourmet

Steeptonbill Farm Shop, Milton Abbas

The Little Teapot, Poole

Truly's of Westbourne, Westbourne

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BEST DORSET PUB

Sponsored by Hall & Woodhouse

The Acorn Inn, Evershot

The Royal Oak, Cerne Abbas

The Wise Man Inn, West Stafford

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SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Furleigh Estate

Guildhall Tavern, Poole

Les Enfants Terribles, Weymouth

Storm Restaurant, Poole

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BEST FORMAL DINING EXPERIENCE

Sponsored by NFU Mutual Wessex

La Fosse, Cranborne

Limestone Hotel & Restaurant, West Lulworth

The Ollerod, Beaminster

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BEST INFORMAL DINING EXPERIENCE

Sponsored by Rockfish

Billy Winters, Weymouth

Taste *Café at Chesil Beach, Portland

The Station Kitchen, West Bay

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2019 DORSET FOOD, DRINK & FARMING HERO

Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink

To be announced on the night

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