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Winners of the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

PUBLISHED: 11:02 06 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:09 09 November 2015

(Matt Austin)

(Matt Austin)

Matt Austin _

On November 5, guests gathered at Sandy Park, Exeter, for a glittering awards night to celebrate the regiond outstanding food and drink industry

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Best Restaurant/ Dining Experience of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by National Westchem

Not only a place to find the most delicious and well-cooked food, restaurants in this category were judged on everything from the décor, the service, the food, the wine list to those little finishing touches that make dining such a pleasure. Find out who won…

Best Newcomer of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by The Federation of Small Businesses

This category was open to anyone in the food and drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months. Find out who won…

Best Independent Food Shop of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Cellar Mountain

Judges were looking for delis, bakers or food retailers that supply products produced and grown here in Devon. Find out who won…

Best Gastro Pub of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Frobishers Juices

Judges were looking for a pub that offered excellent customer service, value for money and quality of food, with a commitment to using local suppliers and seasonal produce. Find out who won…

Best Farmers Market of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Nominees for this category were the local traders that week after week bring fresh local produce to Devon’s market towns. Find out who won…

Best Drinks Product of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Pyne and Lyon

Nominees for this category were drinks products made by a Devon producer, retailer or manufacturer. Judges considered the innovativeness of the item and whether this was achieved without compromising on its taste, indulgence and value for money. Find out who won…

Best Bakery of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

The most important factor in this category was the variety and freshness of products available. Judges were looking at the quality of ingredients, taste, texture, flavour and crust. Find out who won…

Best Butcher/ Meat Producer of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by The Magdalen Chapter

This category aims to praise and support our numerous local butchers and meat producers and their contribution to Devon’s food scene. Find out who won…

Best Tearoom/ Coffee Shop of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Potburys

Who makes the best tea or coffee? Is it tea bags or leaves? Is it instant or freshly ground? Who serves the nicest cakes or the best scones? Is the jam homemade and are the sandwiches freshly cut? Find out who won…

Best Food Product of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Recoco

Nominees for this category were companies or individuals who connected with their communities and used good quality ingredients to provide an excellent finished product. Find out who won…

Best Family Friendly Dining Experience of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Stage Engage

Judges were looking for a restaurant, café or pub that really met the needs of family dining, by demonstrating attention to the requirements across the generations of diners both in terms of its food offering, atmosphere, entertainment, sense of theatre, and the variety of menu for guests regardless of age. Find out who won…

Best Seafood Supplier of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Michelmores

Judges were looking for a fishmonger who plays a key role in the local community. Find out who won…

Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Savills

Judges were looking for venues that offered a sublime dining experience with fantastic food, drink and superb service. Find out who won…

Best Devon Sunday Roast winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Sandy Park

Whether served in a country pub, city hotel, restaurant or staff canteen, the meals nominated in this category were created with locally sourced produce and cooked and served perfectly. Find out who won…

Best Chef of the Year winner at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Sponsored by Stonehaven Care Group

Judges were looking for a chef devoted to the cause of serving the best possible food. This category pits the finest Michelin-starred chefs against those working the local bistro. Find out who won…

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