Trencherman’s Guide readers voted in their thousands to crown the 2021 winners and show restaurants how much they’re appreciated
Rick Stein, Robin Hutson (The Pig) and Guy Owen (St Enodoc Hotel) were among the winners of the prestigious 2021 Virtual Trencherman’s Awards. The ceremony took place online over two nights (March 2 and 3) and the winners accepted their awards via video message (watch them here), sharing heartfelt thanks to the thousands of Trencherman’s Guide readers who voted for them in what’s been an incredibly tough year for the hospitality industry.
Over 10,000 votes were cast by Trencherman’s Guide readers who wanted to show their support for their favourite chefs, restaurants, pubs and hotels.
‘We want to show restaurants – whether small neighbourhood affairs, the Michelin-starred big names or the fine dining restaurants of upmarket foodie hotels – how much they are appreciated,’ said Trencherman’s Guide editor Jo Rees.
‘They are at the heart of the South West’s vibrant food and drink culture, not just for the wonderful dining experiences they create but also because Trencherman’s restaurants are the businesses supporting South West farmers and fishermen and providing professional hospitality jobs in the region.’
The annual Trencherman’s Awards are a highlight in the South West gastronomic calendar. The chef-studded ceremony is known as the best hospitality bash of the year (thanks to multi-course menus cooked by previous winners) and the awards are considered some of the most prestigious in the industry.
Winners and grand finalists of the 2021 Virtual Trencherman’s Awards:
Best Restaurant – sponsored by Total Produce
Best Trencherman’s Chef – sponsored by Hallgarten & Novum Wines
Best Trencherman’s Hotel – sponsored by Trencherman’s Guide
Award for Creativity and Innovation in Lockdown – sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery
Award for Special Contribution – sponsored by PKF Francis Clark
Best Trencherman’s Pub – sponsored by Frobisher’s
Best Front of House Team – sponsored by Food Magazine
Best Bar List – sponsored by Salt Media
Best Gourmet Food To-Go in Lockdown – sponsored by Indy Coffee Box
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