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Devon Life Food & Drink award 2013 winners announced

PUBLISHED: 10:01 27 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:01 27 November 2013

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Devon Life is proud and delighted to announce the winners of the tenth annual Devon Life Food & Drink Awards. This glittering black tie event, held at Exeter’s Sandy Park, honours the finest food & drink producers in Devon. The 240 guests celebrated with a delicious Devon menu, complemented by the finest Devon juices, bubbly, wines and ales. Once the gold envelopes were torn open and the winners revealed, guests danced past midnight to the sounds of the fantastic live band, The Filthy Gorgeous.

Congratulations to our winners and finalists, thanks to our sponsors and our host for the evening Mark Tyler, to our Guest Speaker Glenn Cosby – and to you, our readers for all your votes!

The Devon Life Food & Drink Awards are designed to celebrate and promote excellence and to recognise the achievements of all local producers in Devon. We would like to thank our main sponsors – the success of these awards is entirely due to their generous support. We would also like to extend our thanks to the following for helping to make this the biggest and best Devon Life Food & Drink Awards yet!

Mercedes-Benz South West, Darts Farm, The FSB, Burts Chips, Savills, Rathbones, Reed Hall, Potburys, Waitrose, Exeter College, Stonehaven Care Group, The Kingsbridge Inn, Stage Engage, Furry Feet TV, Exeter Chiefs, Luscombe Drinks, Quercus Devon Ales, Sharpham Wines, Old Walls Vineyard

The Winners

BEST RESTAURANT / FINE DINING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz South West

River Exe Café, Exmouth

Runners-up:

Rock Salt Café & Brasserie, Plymouth

Tors Restaurant, Two Bridges Hotel, near Princetown

BEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The FSB

The African Chef, Newton Abbot

Runners-up:

Le Vignoble, Plymouth

The Bakehouse, Cullompton

BEST INDEPENDENT FOOD SHOP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Burts Chips

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Bovey Tracey

Runners-up:

Aune Valley Meat, Loddiswell

Churston Traditional Farm Shop, Churston

BEST GASTRO PUB OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Savills

The Treby Arms, Sparkwell, Plympton

Runners-up:

The Lamb Inn, Sandford

The New Inn Roborough, Winkleigh

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Rathbones

The Good Food Market @ Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Runners-up:

Cullompton Farmers Market

Totnes Good Food Sunday Market

BEST FISHMONGER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Devon Life

Greendale Farm Shop, Nr Farringdon, Exeter

Runners-up:

Ivybridge Fish Company, Ivybridge

The Fish Shed, Darts Farm, Topsham

BEST DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Stage Engage

Luscombe Organic Drinks, Buckfastleigh

Runners-up:

Quercus Devon Ales, Churchstow

Sharpham Wine, Totnes

BEST BAKER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Reed Hall

Ella Artisan Bakery, Ashburton

Runners-up:

Stevie B’s, The Real Artisan Bakery, Crediton

The Exploding Bakery, Exeter

BEST TEAROOM / COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Potburys

Hele Corn Mill & Tea Rooms, Hele, N. Devon

Runners-up:

The Bakehouse, Cullompton

The Georgian Tea Rooms, Topsham

BEST FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Waitrose

Baobab Chilli Jam, The African Chef, Newton Abbot

Runners-up:

Clinton Venison, East Budleigh

Portlebay Popcorn, Langage, Plympton

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY DINING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Exeter College

Darts Farm Restaurant, Topsham

Runners-up:

River Cottage Canteen & Deli, Axminster

The Victoria Inn, Salcombe

BEST BUTCHER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Sandy Park

Aune Valley Meat, Loddiswell

Runners-up:

Churston Traditional Farm Shop, Churston

Veyseys, Cullompton

BEST CHEF OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Stonehaven Care Group

Anton Piotrowski, The Treby Arms, Sparkwell, Plympton

Runners-up:

Chris Dayer, River Exe Café, Exmouth

Jason Turton, The Huntsman Inn, Ide, Exeter

BEST DEVON SUNDAY ROAST

Sponsored by The Kingsbridge Inn

The King’s Arms, Georgeham

Runners-up:

The Huntsman Inn, Ide, Exeter

The Sea Trout Inn, Staverton

2013 DEVON FOOD HERO

Sponsored by Darts Farm

Guy Watson, Riverford Farm

Runners-up:

Martyn Bragg, Shillingford Organics

Michael Caines, Abode Exeter

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