Our Awards Programme this year saw over 1000 food and drink products judged, by over 85 judges. In addition, nearly 400 establishments have entered our hospitality & retail categories.


We are delighted that our event will take place again this year in The Great Hall of Exeter University on Thursday 12th September, commencing at 11.30am with a Drinks and Canapé reception in the University Forum followed by a delicious sit-down West Country lunch, where you’ll enjoy a wealth of this year’s award winning products. 


There is no car parking on Campus, therefore, we are pleased to be able to tell you that we will be laying on free transport from Exeter Arena and Exeter St. David’s Station in the form of 52-seater coaches.  You will, therefore, be able to park your car on the outskirts of the city (for free) and be transported to and from the venue.   More details will be provided when tickets are sent out.


In the company of our Title Sponsors – Old Mill, we are looking forward to hosting in the region of 400 guests at this wonderful venue, thus making it an absolutely fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded foodie industry folk, including food producers, top retailers, restaurateurs, food writers, buyers and leading chefs from across the region.   


Throughout the lunch we will be revealing the Champions of each category and the winners of the coveted 2019 Supreme Champion Product Award, together with the Award for the No. 1 Place to Go and, of course, The South West Producer of the Year sponsored by Porter Dodson, The Best Newcomer Award, sponsored by The Tracklement Company and the Best South West Branding Award, sponsored by The Collaborators.   We will also be announcing the winners of our new Award for 2019, sponsored by RH Fibreboard, the South West Environmental Sustainability Award.


BOOK YOUR TICKETS - NOW! Places are in demand and strictly limited. Tickets are now available to purchase and are priced at £68.00 each (excluding VAT), with discounts available on tables of 10. If you would like to thank your staff for all their hard work this year and congratulate them on achieving their Taste of the West Award, this is a fantastic way to reward your team.


To find out more about our awards ceremony, and to book tickets, please email Belinda at bb@tasteofthewest.co.uk or give her a call on 07792 790257.