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And the winners are...

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:00 08 November 2013

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All of the winners from our 10th annual Food and Drink Awards

This year our annual Food and Drink Awards reached its 10th year - and we definitely celebrated the best of Devon’s food and drink in style. After all of your votes, three finalists were chosen, and our judges worked hard to decide who would take home the prize. The finalists, sponsors and special guests were invited to a special gala dinner at Sandy Park, Exeter, on 7 November, where a sumptuous three course meal was enjoyed before we announced the winners.

Devon Life would like to congratulate this year’s finalists and winners.

And the winners are:

BEST RESTAURANT/FINE DINING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

River Exe Cafe, Exmouth

Runners up:

Rock Salt Cafe & Brasserie, Plymouth

Tors Restaurant, Two Bridges, near Princetown

BEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

The African Chef, Newton Abbot

Runners up:

Le Vignoble, Plymouth

The Bakehouse, Cullompton

BEST INDEPENDENT FOOD SHOP OF THE YEAR

Ullacombe Farm Shop, Bovey Tracey

Runners up:

Aune Valley Meat, Loddiswell

Churston Traditional Farm Shop, Churston

BEST GASTRO PUB OF THE YEAR

The Treby Arms, Sparkwell, Plympton

Runners up:

The Lamb Inn, Sandford

The New Inn Roborough, Winkleigh

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET OF THE YEAR

The Good Food Market @ Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Runners up:

Cullompton Farmers Market

Totnes Good Food Sunday Market

BEST FISHMONGER OF THE YEAR

Greendale Farm Shop, Nr Farringdon, Exeter

Runners up:

Ivybridge Fish Company, Ivybridge

The Fish Shed, Darts Farm, Topsham

BEST DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Luscombe Organic Drinks, Buckfastleigh

Runners up:

Quercus Devon Ales, Churstow

Sharpham Wine, Totnes

BEST BAKER OF THE YEAR

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

Hele Corn Mill & Tea Rooms, Hele

Runners up:

The Bakehouse, Cullompton

The Georgian Tea Rooms, Topsham

BEST FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

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

Darts Farm Restaurant, Topsham

Runners up:

River Cottage Canteen & Deli, Axminster

The Victoria Inn, Salcombe

BEST BUTCHER OF THE YEAR

Aune Valley Meat, Loddiswell

Runners up:

Churston Traditional Farm Shop, Churston

Veyseys, Cullompton

BEST CHEF OF THE YEAR

Anton Piotrowski, The Treby Arms, Sparkwell, Plympton

Runners up:

Chris Dayer, River Exe Cafe, Exmouth

Jason Turton, The Huntsman Inn, Ide, Exeter

BEST DEVON SUNDAY ROAST

The King’s Arms, Georgeham

Runners up:

The Huntsman Inn, Ide, Exeter

The Sea Trout Inn, Staverton

2013 DEVON FOOD HERO

Guy Watson, Riverford Farm

Runners up:

Martyn Bragg, Shillingford Organics

Michael Caines, Abode Exeter

Thank you to our sponsors. The success of these awards is entirely due to their generous support.

Mercedes-Benz South West

Darts Farm

Burts Chips

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Savills Hotels

Exeter College

Stonehaven Care Group

Sandy Park

Potburys

Waitrose

Rathbones

Reed Hall

The Kingsbridge Inn

Stage Engage

Also, a special thanks to our guest speaker Glenn Cosby.

To see photos of the event and the winners, buy the December issue of Devon Life, out 18 November.

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