Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2015 - finalists

PUBLISHED: 10:02 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:02 26 October 2015


Excitement builds after judging team select from a huge list of front runners for these very special accolades

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Our expert panel are now on their way to visiting superb producers, suppliers, pubs, restaurants, shops and farmers’ market up and down Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. After an exceptionally tough round of their preliminary judging of the many nominations received from readers, it’s time to put the best to the test prior to the awards ceremony later this month at Stoke Park. So here they are:

Food and Drink Producer of the Year (sponsored by BP Collins)

• Blossoms Syrups of Beacons Bottom

• Chafor Vineyard at Gawcott

• Honeys of Henley

Farm Shop of the Year (sponsored by Marlow Stoves)

• Boycott Farm Shop, Stowe

• Lockey Farm Shop, Arborfield

• Saddleback Farm Shop, Brightwalton

Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by L’Ortolan Restaurant)

• Chesham Brewery Shop

• The CookCurry Club, Berkshire

• The Flaming Cow, Eton

Pub of the Year (sponsored by Frobishers)

• The Boatman, Windsor

• The Farmers Bar at The Kings Head, Aylesbury

• The Jolly Cricketers, Seer Green

Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year (sponsored by Windsor Royal Shopping)

• The Café, Lambourn

• Cinnamon Café, Windsor

• Oslar Coffee Shop, Wokingham

Chef of the Year (sponsored by Rok Tops)

• Damian Broom, Oakley Court Hotel

• Tom Clarke, L’Ortolan

• Chris Wheeler, Stoke Park

High Street Hero (sponsored by Fenwick Windsor)

• Tin Kitchen, High Wycombe

• Tutti Frutti, Reading

• Venetia’s Kitchen, Amersham

Restaurant of the Year (sponsored by David Cliff)

• Berrys, Taplow House Hotel

• Humphry’s Stoke Park

• Oakley Court Hotel

Best Farmers’ Market (sponsored by Per Hire)

• Beaconsfield

• Haddenham

• Maidenhead

Best Family Dining (sponsored by Soak in Style)

• Brasserie Blanc, Beaconsfield

• The Shurlock Inn, Shurlock Row

• The Squirrel, Penn Street Village

The Pride of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Award (sponsored by Stoke Park)

• Winner will be announced on the night...

Rozzy rocks for us

We’re delighted to reveal that Rozzy Turner will be entertaining guests after the awards ceremony later this month. With a repertoire stretching from Shirley Bassey to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, lively Rozzy promises something for everyone.

Award night celebrations

The awards take place on 19 November at Stoke Park. All available tickets are now sold but if you can’t be there on the night keep an eye on our twitter accounts, @BerkshireLife and @BucksLifeMags, as well as the hashtag #BBFDA for live updates from the ceremony, with photos and video of the results.

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