Food Reader Awards 2020

Our food Reader Awards are hugely prestigious and much sought after - and voted for exclusively by our readers

The winners of the South West’s most hotly anticipated reader-voted awards were announced on February 10 at a rustic shindig at Darts Farm in Topsham, Devon

With the guidance of your on-the-ground foodie insights, we’ve crowned the region’s finest chefs, restaurants, retailers and more since 2012. The impressive line-up of past winners reads like a who’s who of the South West food and drink scene (Nathan Outlaw, Michael Caines, Paul Ainsworth etc …) and now we’ve added new names to the list thanks to our fabulous food readers.

After a whopping 100,000 votes, we were thrilled to reveal the Food Reader Awards 2020 winners at a foodie-studded awards ceremony at Darts Farm in Devon on February 10.

Food Reader Awards 2020 winners …

These fabulous awards wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic sponsors. Big love to Darts Farm, Regency Wines, Salt Media, Sharp’s Brewery, Total Produce and Wicked Wolf Gin

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Best Chef

Winner
Dan Moon - The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Grand finalists

Nicholas Hack - The Cadeleigh Arms
Oliver Certain - The Swan Bampton
Philip Verden - Lord Poulett Arms

Best Restaurant

Winner
Number Eight, Bideford
Grand finalists

Pasta Ripiena, Bristol
Penrose Kitchen, Truro
The Longstore, Charlestown

Best Foodie Hotel

Winner
The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth
Grand finalists

Grand finalists: Boringdon Hall, Plymouth
THE PIG - at Combe, Honiton
Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor

Best Foodie Hotel

Winner
The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth
Grand finalists

Boringdon Hall, Plymouth
THE PIG - at Combe, Honiton
Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor

Best Cocktail Bar

Winner
On the Rocks, Truro
Grand finalists

Dr Ink's, Exeter
The Dark Horse, Bath
Tom Thumb, Newquay

Best Cafe

Winner
Porthgwidden Beach Cafe, St Ives
Grand finalists

Block, Barnstaple
Box & Barber Coffeehouse, Newquay
Halulu, Teignmouth

Best Foodie Pub

Winner
The Mariners, Rock
Grand finalists

The Bank Tavern, Bristol
Pyne Arms, East Down
The Victory Inn, St Mawes

Best Drink

Winner
Salcombe Gin
Grand finalists

Northmoor Gin
St Ives Gin
Wicked Wolf Gin

Best Foodie Product

Winner
Da Bara Bakery cinnamon buns
Grand finalists

Bell & Loxton cold pressed rapeseed oil
Cornish Moo milk
Sharpham brie

Best Indie Retailer

Winner
Ashburton Delicatessen, Devon
Grand finalists

Great Cornish Food Store, Truro
Hobbs House Bakery, Bristol
Veg in a Box, Exeter

Best Cookery School

Winner
Vale House Kitchen, Timsbury, Bath
Grand finalists

Exeter Cookery School
Manna from Devon Cookery School, Kingswear
Truro School Cookery

Best Wine List

Winner
Gidleigh Park, Chagford
Grand finalists

Rendezvous Wine Bar, Exeter
Scarlet Wines, Hayle
Woods Bar & Restaurant, Dulverton

Best Farm Shop

Winner
Darts Farm, Topsham
Grand finalists

Ben's Farm Shop, Totnes
Gloucester Services, M5
Padstow Farm Shop, Padstow

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