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Taste of the West Awards 2017


Taste of the West Product Awards 2017 - Closing date for entries is Tuesday 14 March!   

Don't forget that all Taste of the West Producer members receive at least one free entry! Read here to see why you should enter the awards.   

Click here to download the entry form and please also read the entry rules and regulations.

Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2017 - Entries NOW open   

All our Foodservice and Retail members can enter FREE of charge! To enter your establishment, please complete this form and return it to us. Don't forget to have a quick read through of the entry rules and regulations. Still not sure whether to enter? Click here!

We started sending out our judges in January and you'll be notified of your result and award as soon as you have been visited. Enter now to be one of the first judged, so that you can show off your shiny new award for the whole of 2017!

You can enter your establishment into more than one category - additional entries are charged from £80 plus VAT. Entries are also open to non-members of Taste of the West, and are charged at £160 + VAT per establishment.

You can find the winners that have been announced so far here

We are delighted to announce that Porter Dodson LLP, solicitors and advisors, is once again sponsoring the South West Producer of the Year. 

Entries are now open for this prestigious award so if your business is an entrepreneurial and efficient producer of food and drink in the South West of England or a food and drink business as a whole then this is the competition for you.       Here is the application form.

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Taste of the West Awards 2016

Please click here to download the current edition of our Awards booklet, which lists all our award finalists and winners for 2016.

We celebrated the Taste of the West Awards Ceremony at Exeter Cathedral on Tuesday 5 October. We welcomed over 400 guests at this utterly stunning venue, with everyone from food producers, top retailers and restaurateurs to food writers, buyers and leading chefs from across the region. BBC presenter Victoria Graham joined us on stage as we announced the champion winners of each category, as well as the winners of the coveted 2016 Supreme Champion Product Award and No 1 Place to Go.
What did we eat?
Our ceremony included a 4-course lunch featuring as many Taste of the West award-winning products as we possibly could!
It goes without saying that each and every one of our suppliers comes from the South West.
Please click here to see our menu of canapes, lunch menu and a list of our wonderful suppliers.
Product Awards 2016

If you won an award for your product, don't forget to display the shiny logo to show it off! Award labels are available to order, and are on special offer until the end of March 2017 - all 2016 award labels are on sale from just £6 per roll of 1,000 labels. Download your order form here.

Our overall champion product winners in the Taste of the West Product Awards 2016 are:

SUPREME CHAMPION PRODUCT Lick the Spoon 'The Bish' Wiltshire
Champion Bacon Woodchester Meat Company
Tel 01453 873400
Smoked Back Bacon Gloucestershire
Champion Beer Arkells Brewery Ltd Kingsdown Wiltshire
Champion Burgers, Faggots & Meatballs
The Cornish Duck Co Ltd Gluten Free Duck Burger Cornwall
Champion Cheese Brinkworth Dairy Brinkworth Blue Wiltshire
Champion Chocolate Lick the Spoon 'The Bish' Wiltshire
Champion Cider Perry's Cider Premium Vintage Somerset
Champion Non-Alcoholic Cold Drink Marshwood Scrumpers t/a Mary Durling
Tel 01297 678617 
Apple Juice - Dry Dorset
Champion Confectionery Buttermilk Chocolate Coated Almond Brittle Cornwall
Champion Cured Meat Deli Farm Charcuterie Cornish Coppa Cornwall
Champion Dairy Gundenham Dairy Full Cream Milk
Champion Fish Quayside Fish Oak Smoked Haddock Cornwall
Champion Non-Alcoholic Hot Drink Henny & Joes Ltd H&J Chocolate Chai Infusion Somerset
Champion Ice Cream & Sorbet Baboo Gelato Ltd Lemon Sorbet Dorset
Champion Meat & Poultry Denhay Farms Ltd Dry Cured Smoked Gammon Steak Devon
Champion Ready Meals, Soups & Light Eats The Fish Deli Monkfish & Scallop Thermidor Devon
Champion Sauce & Accompaniment Hillside Foods Limited Smokey BBQ Sauce Devon
Champion Sausage Pork Heaven from Devon Chorizo Style Pork Sausage Devon
Champion Savoury Bakery The Wobbly Cottage Olive Sourdough Dorset
Champion Savoury Preserve Hillside Foods Limited Red Onion & Thyme Marmalade Devon
Champion Sweet Bakery Just Like Mumma's Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Devon
Champion Sweet Preserve Waterhouse Fayre Victoria Plum Jam Devon
Champion Wine, Spirit & Liqueur
Sharpham Partnership Ltd Sharpham Sparkling Blanc Devon
The Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year Award 2016
This year's award - sponsored by Porter Dodson Solicitors & Advisors - was awarded to Quicke's Traditional Ltd, Devon.
Hospitality & Retail Awards 2016
And here we have it! Our overall winners in the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2016 are:
No 1 Place to Go Clavelshay Barn Restaurant Somerset
Best South West Butcher Kittow's Quality Meats Cornwall
Best South West Specialist Retailer/Deli The Purbeck Deli Dorset
Best South West Farm Shop Lifton Farm Shop Devon
Best South West Farmers' Market Taunton Farmers' Market
Best South West Online Retailer The Cornish Fishmonger Cornwall
Best South West Hotel Tudor Farmhouse Gloucestershire
Best South West B&B
Dorset House Dorset
Best South West Restaurant Clavelshay Barn Restaurant Somerset
Best South West Dining Pub The Rising Sun Cornwall
Best South West Casual Dining Taste Brasserie Dorset
Best South West Food to Go The Travelling Pizzeria Devon
Best South West Café/Tea Room
Boscastle Farm Shop Cornwall


Would you like your company to be associated with our Awards Programme?

Click here to view the programme for our 2016 Awards ceremony - check out the impressive list of companies who supported us!

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out about the sponsorship opportunities available for 2017.


agrantec Sponsors of the Champion Ready Meals, Soups and Light Eats Product for 2017
black and white asset finance Sponsors of the Champion Savoury Bakery Product for 2017
gtlogo-primary-tagline-cmyk2012_web Sponsors of the Innovation in the Food and Drink Industry Award 2017
henny and joes Sponsors of the Best South West Cafe/Tea Room Award 2017
lwc Sponsors of the Best South West Dining Pub Award 2017
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Sponsors of the Champion Sweet Bakery Product for 2017
Sponsors of the Champion Dairy Product for 2017

porter dodson cmyk Sponsors of the South West Producer of the Year Award 2017
speciality food 2017 Sponsors of the Champion Chocolate Product for 2017
total energy slns_new logo Sponsors of the Best South West Hotel Award 2017