#DFDFA: The finalists of the Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2020

PUBLISHED: 14:17 10 September 2020 | UPDATED: 14:17 10 September 2020

The finalists for the 2020 Food, Drink and Farming Awards have been announced!

The finalists for the 2020 Food, Drink and Farming Awards have been announced!


We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2020. Congratulations to our wonderful finalists!

Each year we are astounded by the number of nominations we receive for these prestigious awards, and this year was no exception. With the impact of coronavirus and lockdown hitting food and drink businesses great and small across the county, it is heart-warming to read of the kindness and support Dorset people have shown. There are so many wonderful stories of communities working together to help those who are shielding; businesses adapting to serve all those that they can; the raising of money for the NHS and so much more. This year’s shortlist is truly outstanding. We also received some exceptional nominations for businesses who we will feature in upcoming issues to highlight their commitment to the county. The second round of judging is now underway, and our deserving winners will be announced in the December issue. Thank you to all our 2020 sponsors and congratulations to our 2020 finalists.


Best Independent Food & Drink Retailer

Sponsored by NFU Mutual Wessex

Framptons of Bridport

Fruit n Two Veg, Beaminster

Le Petit Prince, Westbourne


Best Farm Shop

Sponsored by Furleigh Estate

Felicity’s Farm Shop, Morcombelake

Jurassic Coast Farm Shop, Dorchester

Steeptonbill Farm Shop, Milton Abbas


Food Producer of the Year

Baboo Gelato, Bridport

From Dorset with Love, Blandford Forum

The Book & Bucket Cheese Company, Cranborne


Drink Producer of the Year

Barefaced Brewing, Bournemouth

Fountain Rock Coffee Roasters, Weymouth

The Dorset Ginger Company, Lytchett Matravers


Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Saffery Champness

Alex & Emma Young, Ginger Viking, Blandford Forum

Keri Astill-Frew, V. Dorset Delivery, Poole

Nigel Cox, Weymouth Fresh Fish


Community Food/Drink Initiative Award

Sponsored by Clipper Teas

Lizzie Baking Bird, Weymouth

Sherborne Viral Kindness, Sherborne

The Old Thatch, Wimborne


Business Collaboration Award

Bothen Hill & Furleigh Estate, Bacchus and Asparagus, Bridport

Mercato Italiano, Bridport basket, Bridport

Allen Valley Milk & Pamphill Dairy, Pamphill


Best Local Food/Drink Delivery Experience

Dark Bear, Bridport

Seabeats, Weymouth

The Dorset Food Co, Blandford Forum


Best Dining Experience To Go

Brassica, Beaminster

The Half Moon, Melplash

Truly’s, Westbourne


Chef of the Year

Sponsored by WhitePepper Chef Academy & Cookery School

Eric Tavernier, Les Enfants Terribles, Weymouth

Jan Bretschneider, Restaurant Roots, Southbourne

Brett Sutton, The White Post, Rimpton


Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Hero 2020

Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink

Our deserving Hero will be announced in the December issue.


Keep up to date at: foodawards.dorsetmagazine.co.uk | @DorsetMag | #DFDFA

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