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Hospitality Awards

Company Award Description Category Year County
Barnova Event Bars South West Bar The Teepee @ Exeter Christmas Market - "A great idea for a bar at the Christmas market – very warming and welcoming with a well stoked open fire in the middle of the teepee and nice lighting, soft seating etc." Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Bars 2023 Devon
Barnova Event Bars South West Bar The Cathedral Tavern @ Exeter Christmas Market - "The Cathedral Tavern was a lovely place to stop for refreshments and a chat whilst wandering through the Christmas Market. The ambiance was pleasant – full of festive cheer and a good selection of drinks." Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Bars 2023 Devon
Barnova Event Bars South West Bar The Antler Inn @ Exeter Christmas Market - "A very pleasant visit and a place I would not hesitate to visit again." Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Bars 2023 Devon
Ivybridge Brewing Co South West Bar "The Ivybridge Brewery & Tap was an absolute pleasure to judge. A real hidden gem in the heart of Ivybridge which brews its own beer and supports its local community. We will definitely visit again in the future. Keep up the good work!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Bars 2023 Devon
The Cove Cafe Bar South West Bar "The Cove is doing an excellent job promoting local drinks and food in a fantastic setting. Sunset on the terrace bar is simply amazing." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Bars 2023 Devon
Bossington Hall South West Bed & Breakfast "Bossington Hall is a real find. The Owner Guy is very friendly and welcoming, he was very knowledgeable with regards to the local area and the history of the building. The food was delicious, the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs deserve a particular mention!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Bed & Breakfast 2023 Somerset
Cusgarne Manor South West Bed & Breakfast “Cusgarne Manor is a delightful B&B in a tranquil countryside location with comfortable, beautifully appointed rooms. The team are passionate about the property and their local sourcing and provide an excellent breakfast which represents great value for money.” Hospitality - Bed & Breakfast 2023 Cornwall
Highcliffe House South West Bed & Breakfast "A lot of effort has been put into creating a beautiful, calming oasis for their guests, Robert and Richard couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful (without being overbearing). Every detail has been thought of at Highcliffe House, Robert and Richard really have left no stone unturned. We will definitely be back!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Bed & Breakfast 2023 Devon
The Hood Arms South West Bed & Breakfast This is a real hidden gem. The Hood was not on my radar, but it went well beyond my expectations. Not
only is the place excellent, but the owner’s passion also shone through the building and the food. I have not
stopped recommending it to people I know. Outstanding and memorable and a real star for the South West.
Hospitality - Bed & Breakfast 2023 Somerset
The Sandy Duck Ltd South West Bed & Breakfast "The Sandy Duck is the perfect place to stay in Falmouth it provides all of the luxuries of a 5-star bed and breakfast with no request to much bother. They really make you feel welcome and at home and would definitely recommend and stay again. " - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Bed & Breakfast 2023 Cornwall
The Victoria Inn South West Bed & Breakfast "This was a perfect stay, lovely room, excellent food in the evening and at breakfast.
They have recently been rewarded for their Sunday roasts also, so we will be going back to try that.
Thank you, Victoria, for a fabulous stay." - Taste of the West Judges 2023
Hospitality - Bed & Breakfast 2023 Cornwall
Weeke Barton Limited South West Bed & Breakfast "We loved it. Sam and Jo work so hard but genuinely love their property and it shows in everything about the B&B experience." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Bed & Breakfast 2023 Devon
South West Cafe/Tearoom "The Hungry Bear, is a lovely little café with a pleasant atmosphere serving great coffee and homemade cakes. We will definitely visit again." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023
AUNE VALLEY MEAT South West Cafe/Tearoom Loddiswell - Valley View Cafe

"The café sits high on the edge of a river valley with some lovely views, the staff were very friendly and welcoming it had a really nice buzz to it! The food looked incredible when it arrived and was simply delicious! We are looking to go back and see what new recipes the head chef might have come up with and sit outside and take in the views on a better day." - Taste of the West Judges 2024
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024 Devon
Aune Valley Meat: Valley View Cafe South West Cafe/Tearoom "This is clearly a well-loved and used local café in a beautiful setting." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
Aune Valley Meat: Valley View Cafe South West Cafe/Tearoom "The café sits high on the edge of a river valley with some lovely views, the staff were very friendly and welcoming it had a really nice buzz to it! The food looked incredible when it arrived and was simply delicious! We are looking to go back and see what new recipes the head chef might have come up with and sit outside and take in the views on a better day." - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024 Devon
Baboo Gelato Lyme Regis South West Cafe/Tearoom "It was wonderful to have a complete farm to shop business with a strong environmental ethos. All of the ice cream, cakes and fudge which were from local suppliers and were delicious and fresh. We Loved the cans of reusable water and ethos around non-plastic use." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Dorset
Boscastle Farm Shop South West Cafe The menu was varied and catered for all dietary requirements, everything was fresh and home-made with seasonal options. We had a lovely lunch time at Boscastle Farm Shop Café, the only improvement I can think of is perhaps they could speak to the gods about better weather!
Taste of the West Judges
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Cornwall
Bread & Butter South West Cafe/Tearoom "Bread and Butter was vibrant and fresh and had a great commitment to local sourcing, their food was faultless, and staff were
very attentive." - Taste of the West Judges 2023
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Cornwall
Cafe Gorge South West - Cafe/Tearoom Service was friendly efficient and professional The choice of food and drink, both to eat in the premises, or take away was enticing and fresh and smelled delicious.
This is one of Cheddar’s gems and we would heartily recommend this as a light snack or lunch destination for anyone visiting Cheddar. The quality, and regionality stands out. Wow – this is not what a café used to be! No greasy spoons here!
Taste of the West Judges
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Somerset
Cafe Gorge South West Cafe/Tearoom "We had a really enjoyable breakfast at Café Gorge with delicious food and a vibey ambience in a beautiful location. The portions were generous, the food was made using excellent quality ingredients, the staff were friendly and welcoming, and it was fantastic to see so many local drinks on display. The perfect venue for cyclists finishing up their ride in the gorge, hikers, tourists and locals alike with an eclectic mix of people there first thing in the morning!" - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024 Somerset
Coldharbour Farm Shop South West Cafe/Tearoom "Cold Harbour is a very pleasant establishment with so much to recommend it, the environment the rustic atmosphere and all of the effort I know is put into their food and ethos of local sourcing." - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024
Crowns Cafe South West Cafe/Tearoom “Crown’s Café is a very pleasant family café that is clearly popular and serves delicious food at the ideal price point and is great value for money.” - Taste of the West Judges, 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Wiltshire
Exe Valley Farmshop & The Ruby Red Cafe South West Cafe/Tearoom Visiting Exe Valley and eating at Ruby Red was a very nice experience, their food was fabulous and the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
Heron Farm South West Cafe/Tearoom "We had a lovely meal at Heron farm, the food was well worth the visit, in fact I have already booked again for when my family are coming to visit!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
Higgler Coffee South West Cafe/Tearoom “Higgler is a delightful town centre cafe that has a regular local following and is particularly busy on market days and Saturdays. They serve beautifully presented food and drink that is generously portioned, with a smile.” - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
Hungry Bear South West Cafe/Tearoom "The Hungry Bear, is a lovely little café with a pleasant atmosphere serving great coffee and homemade cakes. We will definitely visit again." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
Lavender Keepers Café & Shop South West Cafe/Tearoom "Lavender Keepers Cafe was set in a beautiful setting, and it was wonderful to be encouraged to explore. The experience was very relaxed, and we would recommend it to others - You know that you could expect high quality food and a fun time. " - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Dorset
Mrs Gills Country Cakes South West Cafe/Tearoom "Mrs Gills is a very pleasant café, good for all ages! The service was excellent and the food was all cooked very well. We would happily go again!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
Mrs Gills Country Cakes South West Cafe/Tearoom "Mrs Gills is a very pleasant café, good for all ages! The service was excellent and the food was all cooked very well. We would happily go again!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
Newton Farm Foods Ltd South West Cafe/Tearoom “Newton Farm Shop has an outstanding café in the heart of a working farm, offering exceptional food, great service, and a very warm welcome. At the centre of each of the exciting dishes are innovative, delicious, high-quality ingredients, locally sourced from producers located in Bath and across the South West.” Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Somerset
Otterton Mill Ltd South West Cafe/Tearoom "Otterton Mill Café is set in a rural village, near to the river. The environment is rustic, relaxed, and friendly, with charming sitting areas inside and out.
The meal we had was delicious and made with high quality local ingredients which are locally sourced and perfectly cooked and presented. They offers a wide range of dishes to suit most dietary requirements. Everything we tried offered good value for money and we would definitely recommend a visit."
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
Otterton Mill Ltd South West Cafe/Tearoom “We had a really enjoyable lunch at the Otterton Mill, we were so impressed with the menu, quality of food and service, we have since recommended friends to visit." - Taste of the West Judges Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024 Devon
Quince Honey Farm South West Cafe/Tearoom "This was a really lovely, interactive, and educational place and would make for a wonderful day out for families and those interested in learning more about bees. It would be easy to spend an afternoon here starting with lunch then a wander about the place and grounds." - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024 Devon
Rumwell Farm Shop & Cafe South West Cafe/Tearoom "This was a lovely experience, with great coffee to boot! A great value, lovely venue and great staff all coming together with delicious food and drink. A real asset to the town and looking at the number of people at lunch, it was being enjoyed by many." - Taste of the West Judges 2023
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Somerset
Rumwell Farm Shop & Cafe South West Cafe/Tearoom "This was a lovely experience, with great coffee to boot! A great value, lovely venue and great staff all coming together with delicious food and drink. A real asset to the town and looking at the number of people at lunch, it was being enjoyed by many." - Taste of the West Judges 2023
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Somerset
Strawberry Line Tea Rooms South West Cafe/Tearoom "We enjoyed a delicious lunch in an attractive and welcoming café. Great coffee, savoury food, and very good cake selection. We saw one couple enjoying a very appealing afternoon tea! Strawberry Line Tearooms great value for money and choice in a thoughtfully decorated café."
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Somerset
The Arches Beach Cafe & Takeout South West Cafe/Tearoom "The Arches Beach Café in Sidmouth is a cosy, welcoming eat in/takeaway venue in the arches along the
seafront just near the base of the Belmont Hotel in the ancient walls – the Arches. A very friendly welcome awaits at this lovely cosy seaside café serving all things local, delicious coffee, filling and tasty lunch menu with the best window seats overlooking the sea." - Taste of the West Judges 2024
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024 Devon
The Bakehouse Cullompton South West Cafe/Tearoom “The Bakehouse is a wonderfully relaxed cafe with a top notch, varied and delicious menu.” Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
The Bath Soft Cheese Company South West Cafe/Tearoom "Everything about my visit to Bath Soft Cheese was great. I’d like to return to sample the lunch menu at some point, it looked very appealing. I can’t fault the service, cleanliness, or ambience. Really varied menu items not found in other, similar places and a lovely cup of tea with enough for two cups in the pot." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Somerset
The Cafe at Nunney South West Cafe/Tearoom "I hadn’t heard of this café before but glad to have had a reason to visit! It’s a great facility for the locals and visitors to Nunney. The staff were friendly and welcoming, made a big difference to the experience. Great food presentation, good portion size, value for money. And above all – tasty!" - Taste of the West Judges 2024
Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024 Somerset
The Guardhouse Cafe South West Cafe/Tearoom "It’s rare to see a machine as well-oiled as this one – service was flawless, the food was delicious and varied, and it’s a relaxed and happy place. You can tell a lot of hard work has gone into making it work, and as a result it they make it appear easy." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
The Hideout Lounge South West Cafe/Tearoom "The Hideout Lounge is a good and well sized café, with an intriguing brunch munch and some unusual options such as Smoked Nduja Salami and lemon meringue giant pancakes. It is easy to park and slightly unusual in location being on a trading estate – but what a great place for the staff and customers of these businesses to come and eat!" - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Gloucestershire
The Kitchen @ The Donkey Sanctuary South West Cafe/Tearoom "The Kitchen at the Donkey Sanctuary is a wonderful place for lunch. We will definitely return and perhaps try to get there rather earlier to try one of their breakfasts!" Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
The Ranch Cafe & Deli Ltd South West Cafe/Tearoom "The hallmark of the Ranch is ‘home-made’. It applies not only to goods on sale in the Deli section but to the burgers and deserts on the menu. There is a friendly, family atmosphere in clean and comfortable surroundings, local suppliers are used wherever possible, and the food is of a high standard." - Taste of the West Judges 2024 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2024 Somerset
The Ranch Cafe & Deli Ltd South West Cafe/Tearoom “Ranch Café, deli is a lovely little café with tasty food, great service and a friendly atmosphere.” Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Somerset
The Ring Feeder Farm Shop & Cafe South West Cafe/Tearoom "Considering the café has only been open for a year, I think they should be really proud of what they have achieved so far. They are already a popular destination and have wonderful views to enjoy when seated outside. I will happily return to the Ring Feeder." - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Devon
The Story Pig South West Cafe/Tearoom "Lavender Keepers Cafe was set in a beautiful setting, and it was wonderful to be encouraged to explore. The experience was very relaxed, and we would recommend it to others - You know that you could expect high quality food and a fun time. " - Taste of the West Judges 2023 Hospitality - Café/Tearoom 2023 Dorset
Bath Pizza Co South West Casual Dining "We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit. The menu choices were inspired and had some great specials. The staff were the real stars of the show with genuine caring and happy chatty demeaners that made the night for us and put us completely at ease. We will be returning with the family soon; this will now be a regular option for when we visit Bath next!" Hospitality - Casual Dining 2023 Somerset
Beer Factory and Kitchen @ Hanlons South West Casual Dining "Hanlon’s Beer Factory and Kitchen would be a lovely place to visit on a summer’s evening. It was nice to see that it is well frequented by all ages from small children (high chair provided) to much older guests (rugs provided!)." Hospitality - Casual Dining 2023 Devon