2017 Food & Drink Devon Award Winners Announced

At our annual Food & Drink Devon Awards, the pinnacle of the county’s food and drink producers, hospitality businesses and speciality retailers were celebrated in fantastic style.  The ceremony, held at The Deer Park Country House Hotel, was hosted, for the third year running, by BBC Radio 2's utterly brilliant Nigel Barden.

Record numbers of entries for this year's awards made it our biggest and most exciting to date.  A full list of our Food & Drink Devon Award Winners for 2017 is below.

Taste of Devon ‘Gold’ Award Winners

Bays Brewery: TOPSAIL

Bell & Loxton: BASIL OIL

Chocolate Heaven Made In Devon: SALTED CARAMEL LIQUEUR TRUFFLE

Chunk of Devon: CHEDDAR & ONION PASTY

Chunk of Devon: CHICKEN, LEEK & BACON PIE

Chunk of Devon: SQUEALER PORK PIE

Chunk of Devon: THE STEAK PASTY

Churston Traditional Farm shop: BEEF & STILTON PASTY

Continental Crumbs: MORNING CRUNCH BISCUITS

Dartmoor Chilli Farm: DARTMOOR GOBLIN

Dartmoor Distillery: BLACK DOG GIN

Devon Distillery: DEVON GRAPPA

Eversfield Organic: BEEF FILLET STEAK

Eversfield Organic: HONEY SMOKED STREAKY BACON

Favis of Salcombe: 100% HAND PICKED BROWN CRAB MEAT

Favis of Salcombe: 100% HAND PICKED DRESSED CRAB

Favis of Salcombe: 100% HAND PICKED WHITE CRAB MEAT

Hanlons Brewery: STORMSTAY

Happy Butter: ORGANIC BUTTER GHEE

Hunters Brewery: DEVON MAID

Hunt's Cider: WOBBLER CIDER

Lyme Bay Winery: BACCHUS BLOCK

Lyme Bay Winery: BLANC DE NOIRS

Otter Garden Centres: RASPBERRY JAM

Otter Garden Centres: STRAWBERRY JAM

Rocks Drinks: SPARKLING ELDERFLOWER

Ruth's Real Food: CAPONATA - SICILIAN VEGETABLE STEW (VEGAN)

Ruth's Real Food: HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS PUDDING

Ruth's Real Food: STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

Salcombe Dairy: HONEYCOMB ICE CREAM

Salcombe Distilling Co: START POINT GIN

Sharpham Wine & Cheese: WASHBOURNE

South Hams Brewery: BLACK & WHITE

South Devon Chilli Farm: COOL JALAPENO SALSA

The Well Hung Meat Co: LAMB CHOPS

Tideford Organic Foods: FRESH BROWN RICE MISO

Toms Pies: CHICKEN & LEEK PIE

Waterhouse Fayre: SEVILLE MARMALADE

Yarde Cider: REAL CIDER

 

Taste of Devon ‘Platinum’ Award Winner

Producer: Chocolate Heaven Made in Devon

Product: RICH VANILLA FUDGE

Best Producer
Salcombe Distilling Co., Salcombe

Best Packaging
Bell & Loxton, South Milton, near Kingsbridge

 

Taste of Devon Hospitality Award Winners

Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Thurlestone Hotel, near Kingsbridge
                                               

Best Restaurant
Fatbelly Fred’s, Barnstaple

Best Hotel Restaurant  
Kentisbury Grange, Barnstaple

Best Pub Restaurant                
Victoria Inn, Salcombe

Best Pub
The Journey’s End Inn, Ringmore

Best Bistro

The Hotel Bar at Arundell Arms, Lifton

Best Café                     
The Pantry, Kingsbridge

Best Street Food
The Teign Canteen

Taste of Devon Retail Award Winners

Best Retailer

Aune Valley Meats, Loddiswell, near Kingsbridge

Best Online Retailer
Riverford Organic Farmers, Staverton

 

New Awards for 2017

Best Cookery School

Salcombe Distilling Co. Gin School

Best Farmers Market

Crediton Farmers Market