Winners of the Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2016
PUBLISHED: 11:34 24 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:51 10 November 2016
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The Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards returned in 2016 with a fantastic ceremony taking place at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Thursday 20 October. Here we announce the winners
Judges visited each of their category finalists in recent weeks, before Berkshire and Buckinghamshire’s food and drink experts gathered in Windsor for the black tie awards ceremony to discover who had won what.
With grateful thanks to our headline sponsor Daniel Department Store.
Green Company of the Year
Sponsored by Marlow Stoves
We all want to ensure that Berkshire & Buckinghamshire is looked after and preserved in all its glorious beauty for generations to come. This company is environmentally friendly, sustainable and evangelical about issues affecting our countryside.
Farm Shop of the Year
Sponsored by Tims Dairy
A good farm shop needs to have that extra-special something to tempt shoppers away from their local supermarket.
Best Farmers’ Market
Sponsored by Royal Windsor Racecourse
The key to a good Farmers’ Market is not only the range of produce and the quality of its stalls but also the principles that it supports.
Food and Drink Producer of the Year
Sponsored by Hazlemere Windows
We are looking for local food and drink producers who consistently provides both top-quality local produce and service to their customers.
Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year
Sponsored by Windsor Royal Shopping
Tea shops are an integral part of the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire food and drink and the winner Who makes the best tea, serves the nicest cakes and the freshest scones? Is the jam home-made and are the sandwiches freshly cut and liberally filled?
Pub of the Year
Sponsored by Marketing Foods
As well as excellent food and drink, this pub must offer fantastic, friendly customer service and real value for money. Good pubs are genuinely the hub of their local community.
Best Family Dining
Sponsored by Strutt and Parker
This is the place that never fails to keep the kids happy, without forgetting the parents. Somewhere offering tasty, nutritious children’s meals and entertainment in a welcoming environment.
Newcomer of the Year
Sponsored by Stoke Park
This popular category was open to anyone in the food or drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months.
Chef of the Year
Sponsored by GA Constructions
The Chef of the Year should be someone who has devoted him or herself to the cause of serving the best possible food in one of Berkshire or Buckinghamshire’s excellent restaurants.
Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life
The Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life Restaurant of the Year needs to offer an incomparable dining experience, from the ambience to the service and most importantly the food.
High Street Hero of the Year
Sponsored by Fenwick Windsor
It may seem our high street shops are fading fast, but there are plenty of independent shops and businesses deserving of the spotlight.
The Pride of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life Award
Sponsored by Heathfield School – Ascot
This special award recognises individuals and businesses which actively and proudly promote the great local produce Berkshire and Buckinghamshire has to offer.