Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2016: Newcomer of the Year

PUBLISHED: 09:17 09 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:22 12 September 2016

Dotty's Teahouse, Carshalton (Pic: Pete Gardner)

Dotty's Teahouse, Carshalton (Pic: Pete Gardner)


This award was open to anyone in the food or drink industry who had started a new venture within the last 18 months

Dotty's Tea House, Carshalton (Pic:'s Tea House, Carshalton (Pic:

And the winner is…

Dotty’s Tea House, Carshalton

Judge Donal MacIntyre says:

“There was an unbelievably high standard among all on the short list - it was nearly impossible to chose a winner, but ultimately the unique community charm and family-friendly playfulness and good humour of Dotty’s Tea House won the day.”

Highly commended:

The Plough Inn, Cobham

Sweet Passion Cakes, West Byfleet


Newcomer of the Year is sponsored by Porsche Centre Guildford

Click here to return to our list of 2016 winners!

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Click here to take a look back at last year’s winners.

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