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Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2015 finalists announced

PUBLISHED: 11:33 25 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:19 11 September 2015

Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2015

Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2015


With record numbers of votes received from the people of Surrey, competition has been fierce during the third Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards. But with our judging panel having deliberated long and hard to whittle down the thousands of nominations, here we bring you this year’s hotly-anticipated shortlist of the finalists...


Headline sponsor: Huntington House and Langham Court care homes

Venue partner: Foxhills

Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards Night 2015: Thursday September 10


2015 Surrey Life Food and Drink finalists

(follow the links below to discover the three finalists for each of the categories)


Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by Wood and Wisdom

Last year’s winner: Cellar Magneval Wine Bar & Caveau, Woking


Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Visit Guildford

Last year’s winner: The Four Horseshoes pub, Chobham


Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Scattergoods 

Last year’s winner: Stovell’s, Chobham


Best Local Menu

Sponsored by Surrey Hills Enterprises

Last year’s winner: The Clink prison restaurant, near Banstead


Farm Shop of the Year

Sponsored by NFU Mutual Oxted branch

Last year’s winner: Priory Farm Shop, South Nutfield


Independent Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by The Great Big Event Co

Last year’s winner: The Godalming Food Company, Godalming


Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Hot and Cold Equipment 

Last year’s winner: Steve Drake at Drake’s Restaurant, Ripley


Food and Drink Innovation

Sponsored by Mandolay Hotel

Last year’s winner: New category for 2015


Butcher of the Year

Sponsored by T&G Wholsale Meats Ltd

Last year’s winner: New category for 2015


Services to the Community

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors 

Last year’s winner: New category for 2015


Entertainment Venue of the Year

Sponsored by Proskin

Last year’s winner: New category for 2015


Best Family Dining

Sponsored by Frobishers

Last year’s winner: The Jolly Farmers pub, Buckland


Best Local Food Event

Sponsored by BBC Surrey

Last year’s winner: Ripley Farmers’ Market


Food and Drink Producer

Sponsored by Pennyhill Park

Last year’s winner: Halliloo Longhorn Beef, Woldingham


Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Sponsored by Farrow & Ball

Last year’s winner:Pinnock’s Coffee House, Ripley


Pride of Surrey

Sponsored by Woking Food & Drink Festival

This award is chosen by our judging panel and will only be revealed on the night...

Last year’s winner: Barry Arminson from Kingfisher Farm Shop, Abinger Hammer




Awards night!

With our judging panel currently on the road, running the rule over each finalist, we find out who has taken each of this year’s crowns at a lavish black-tie evening event held on Thursday September 10 at the luxury Foxhills resort in Ottershaw. Keep an eye on our twitter feed at @SurreyLife for all the gossip and winners from the night.



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