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About Taste of the West

Who Are Taste of the West?

We are the UK's largest independent regional food group and we promote and support fantastic local food and drink from the South West of England. That's Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

TOTW champion award winners 2022

Promoting Food and Drink from the South West

Our aim is to champion food and drink producers in the West Country, as well as all the places that serve and sell them; to prove that when it comes to what you eat and drink, it really is best in the South West. Taste of the West's mission is to nurture, support and celebrate the quality, integrity and provenance of food & drink producers, suppliers, distributors, retailers and servers of South West food and drink.

We run an annual awards scheme to ensure high standards are maintained - so look out for the shiny round award logos you see on quality West Country products, and the awards that are proudly displayed where you eat, shop and stay to enjoy local food and drink.

Taste of the west supreme champion award winner

Quality, Integrity and Provenance

We are a truly unique membership organisation for the South West's food and drink industry, and our members include food and drink producers, distributors, restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, farm shops and specialist retailers - all of whom share our passion about the provenance and quality of the products they make, serve or sell.

We've been going since 1991, and our ethos today remains the same as it's always been - quality, integrity and provenance.

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