We announce the winners of the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 11:22 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:22 18 September 2018

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After a glittering ceremony at G Live Guildford on 13 September, we announce the winners of the 2018 Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

Click here to find out more about the awards. With thanks to headline sponsor Partridge Muir & Warren.

Outstanding Customer Service (sponsored by studio AV)

• Winner: The Dorking Butchery

• Highly commended: Great Fosters, Egham

• Highly commended: The Green Rooms of Godstone

Best Farm Shop (sponsored by BBC Radio Surrey)

• Winner: Priory Farm Shop, South Nutfield

• Highly commended: Secretts, Milford

• Highly commended: Village Green Farm Shop, Denbies, Dorking


Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Porsche Centre Guildford)

• Winner: The Saltbox

• Highly commended: Distillers of Surrey, Ripley

• Highly commended: Miss Polly Café, East Molesey


Best Local Food Event/Initiative (sponsored by OKA – Guildford)

• Winner: Grape & Grain Tours

• Highly commended: Bake with Jack

• Highly commended: Ripley Farmers’ Market

Butcher of the Year

• Winner: The Dorking Butchery

• Highly commended: Ben’s Butchery, Epsom

• Highly commended: JL Butchers, West Byfleet


Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year (sponsored by Steele & Stovell)

• Winner: The Dabbling Duck, Shere

• Highly commended: East Side Deli, Caterham

• Highly commended: The Green Rooms of Godstone

Drink Product of the Year (sponsored by Liquid Gold Whisky Co.)

• Winner: Albury Vineyard

• Highly commended: Crumbs Brewing

• Highly commended: Pilgrim Brewery

Restaurant of the Year (sponsored by Scattergood’s Agency)

• Winner: Sorrel Restaurant, Dorking

• Highly commended: Kinghams, Shere

• Highly commended: The Anchor Ripley

Food Product of the Year (sponsored by Epsom Square)

• Winner: Bramble Farm Turkeys

• Highly commended: Surrey Spice

• Highly commended: Norbury Blue Cheese

Independent Food & Drink Retailer (sponsored by Artizan Interiors)

• Winner: Boz’s Fruit & Veg, Woking

• Highly commended: Ben’s Butchery, Epsom

• Highly commended: East Side Deli, Caterham


Best Local Menu (sponsored by Spokes of Bagshot)

• Winner: The Plough Inn, Coldharbour

• Highly commended: The Stephan Langton Inn, Abinger Common

• Highly commended: The Anchor Ripley

2018 Surrey Food and Drink Hero (sponsored by Martin & Wheatley)

• Winner: Woking Food & Drink Festival

• Highly commended: Hogs Back Brewery

• Highly commended: Brendan Gough at The Clink, Sutton


Family Dining Award (sponsored by Harbour Hotel)

• Winner: Crown & Cushion, Camberley

• Highly commended: The Bletchingley Arms, Bletchingley

• Highly commended: The Rose and Crown, Egham


Chef of the Year (sponsored by Blades Heating Limited)

• Winner: Douglas Balish at Great Fosters, Egham

• Highly commended: Paul Baker at Kinghams, Shere

• Highly commended: Matt Worswick at The Latymer, Bagshot


Best Surrey Pub (sponsored by Visit Guildford)

• Winner: The Barley Mow, Tilford

• Highly commended: The Abinger Hatch, Abinger Common

• Highly commended: The Beehive, Egham


Pride of Surrey (sponsored by Partridge Muir & Warren)

• Winner: F Conisbee & Son, East Horsley

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