On 19th October 2017, Arthur David were proud to provide sponsorship for a category at the Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards 2017 – an annual celebration of the best food and drink Somerset and surrounding areas have to offer; as nominated by the public.
Find out more about the fantastic event and the deserving winners of each category including our sponsored category below.
Like many of these events, winning at Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards begins with a nomination. Once nominations are finalised for each category, the public vote online for who they think should be the winner of each category.
Following this, a shortlist is drafted and a team of judges name three finalists in each category. Judges then anonymously visit all three premises to put them through their paces against the set criteria; the winner is then announced on the night.
Following the intense judging process, the hopefuls for each category gathered at the black-tie event where the winners were announced. The winners of each category were as follows:
|Best Chef – Oliver Certain||Best Restaurant – Reeves||Coffee / Tea Shop of the Year – Lion Rock Tearooms|
|Customer Service Award – The Candlelight Inn||Family Dining Award – The Duck at Burtle||Hotel Restaurant of the Year – Coleridge Restaurant|
|Independent Retailer of the Year – Pyne’s of Somerset||Newcomer of the Year – The Pier Restaurant||Product / Producer of the Year – Bath Soft Cheese Company|
|Pub of the Year – The Globe||Somerset Life Food & Drink Hero 2017 – Bev & Sarah Milner Simonds|
Pictured below is our marketing director, Simon Cocking presenting the award for our sponsored category – pub of the year! The award went to The Globe, Milverton and other pubs shortlisted for this category were The Swan, Wedmore and The White Post, Rimpton.
Congratulations to all the winners of each category this year – we look forward to seeing you at the awards again next year! If you’re a food establishment looking for a supplier you can trust, get in touch with Arthur David today.
With a huge range of fresh produce and fine ingredients supplied to businesses like yours across the South West. With next day delivery available on most orders (order up to 11pm) – you can be sure you can leave it with us.
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