Who will be crowned Devon’s best scone baker?

PUBLISHED: 12:42 06 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:42 06 May 2016

Kate Jenkins of Froginwell Vineyard is on the judging panel

Kate Jenkins of Froginwell Vineyard is on the judging panel


The winner of our Devon Life search for the county’s top scone baker will be revealed soon

Who makes Devon's best scones?Who makes Devon's best scones?

Roll up, roll up and discover who is Devon’s best pro and amateur scone maker later this month as Devon Life’s contest comes to a conclusion.

We will be hosting finals day of our Devon’s Best Scone Competition at Froginwell Vineyard, East Devon, on Sunday, 22 May from 2-4pm.

And as well as seeing who takes the pro and amateur honours for their scones at 3.30pm when the contest is judged, the event will also be a chance to ‘celebrate the scone’ with a special afternoon out.

Organisers at Froginwell Vineyard are promising a proper afternoon fete-style atmosphere with outdoor games, special events and, of course, the all important cream tea for everyone to buy. The afternoon has a charitable side too, with donations being taken for Macmillan.

The finals day on 22 May will be the conclusion of our four-month long search to find the best scone makers in the county. Following three regional heats in Exeter, South and North Devon, we are now down to the finalists who go head to head for the crown in the professional and amateur category.

Our professional finalists are Julia Williams of the Royal Oak Farm Tea Rooms; Tom Stewart of Home Farm Café and Jake Bawn of Saunton Sands hotel, whilst our amateur top scone makers are Antonia Netherton, David Evans and Lynda Thorne.

On finals day their scones will be judged by a panel made up of BBC Radio Devon DJ Simon Bates, Devon Life Editor Andy Cooper, the county’s cream tea guru, Ditch Townsend, of devoncreamteas.info and Kate Jenkins of Froginwell Vineyard.

Our amateur winner will win a brand new KitchenAid worth £500 while our pro chef will earn the kudos of their peers in knowing they are the best of the best in Devon.

Andy Cooper says: “It’s been a fantastic contest so far and I am sure the finals day will be fitting celebration of the iconic Devon scone. I am not only looking forward to tasting so many delicious scones but also intrigued as to who comes out on top.”

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