Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015 - finalists

PUBLISHED: 11:11 28 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:11 13 October 2016


Nominations have been cast, judges have deliberated and our final 43 have now been chosen. Each finalist will be invited to the evening awards ceremony taking place at the Elvetham Hotel on November 25 where the winners of each category will be revealed


Thank you all for taking the time to vote for your favourite businesses within the food and drink industry. Once again we have had a huge variety of votes, which made it very difficult to narrow down each category to just three contenders. Over the course of the month, the judges will now visit each finalist to help them make the final decision on the winner. We hope you will enjoy reading about whether your favourite has made the final three.

Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Dutton Gregory)

• Max’s Bar & Brasserie, Southampton

• The Daisy Cake Company, Romsey

• Boozy Bakers, Waterlooville

Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year (sponsored by Cooking 2 Cooling)

• Ewe & I Tearoom, Andover

• Leaf & Bean, Winchester

• The Parlour Tearoom, Basingstoke

Best Bakery/Patisserie (sponsored by Great British Life)

• Hannah Banana Bakery, Southampton

• Hoxton Bakehouse, Southampton

• The Daisy Cake Company, Romsey

Best Farm Shop (sponsored by Spencers)

• Beechcroft Farm Shop, Winchester

• Hockey’s Farm Shop, Fordingbridge

• Lisa’s Larder, Lymington

Food Product of the Year (sponsored by Belvoir Lettings)

• Stoney Cross cheese, Lyburn Farm, Salisbury

• Salted caramel, Chocolate by Miss Witt, New Forest

• Watercress and gin salami, Parsonage Farm, Andover

Best Local Supplier/Producer of the Year (sponsored by Bartlett and Butcher)

• Jenkyn Place Vineyard, Bentley

• Tatchbury Manor Farm, Southampton

• New Forest Spring Water LTD, Fordingbridge

Drinks Product of the Year (sponsored by Conquest Fitted Furniture)

• Jenkyn Place Brut Cuvée 2010, Jenkyn Place Vineyard, Bentley

• Twisted Nose Gin, Winchester Distillery

• Heart of Hampshire Cider, Mr Whitehead’s Cider Company, Alton

Hampshire Sunday Roast (sponsored by Ridgway Motor Group)

• The Yew Tree, Highclere

• The Bakers Arms, Droxford

• Bugle Inn, Twyford

Best Hampshire Menu (sponsored by Originals Jewellery)

• The Shoe Inn, Exton

• The Elderflower, Lymington

• The Pig Restaurant & Hotel, Brockenhurst

Pub of the Year (sponsored by Dons Doors)

• The Fur and Feathers, Herriard

• The Yew Tree, Highclere

• Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne

Restaurant of the Year (sponsored by The Avenue at Lainston House)

• Forte Kitchen, Winchester

• The Elderflower, Lymington

• The Chesil Rectory, Winchester

Chef of the Year (sponsored by Fullers)

• Gordon Stott, The Sun Inn, Dummer

• Luke Matthews, Chewton Glen, New Milton

• Mark Price, River Cottage Canteen, Winchester

Customer Service Award (sponsored by Owtons)

• The Elderflower, Lymington

• Cambium Restaurant at Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst

• Josie’s Wine.Coffee.Deli, Bishop’s Waltham

Butcher of the Year (sponsored by The White Horse)

• Price Farm Foods, Fordingbridge

• Uptons Butchers of Bassett, Southampton

• Robinsons Butchers, Stockbridge

Hampshire Food & Drink Hero (sponsored by Shorefield Holidays)

• Winner will be announced on the night...

Award night celebrations

If you can’t be there on the night keep an eye on our twitter account, @HampshireLife, as well as the hashtag #HLFDA for live updates from the ceremony.

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