Buckinghamshire & Berkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2013

Some 200 guests, finalists and sponsors joined us to celebrate the inaugural Berkshire Life & Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards at Ascot Racecourse. Hosted by Beverley Glock, the awards celebrated the good and the great from the region’s food & drink industry.

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Editor, Janice Raycroft said: “Within our counties we have some of the most beautiful countryside just a few minutes away from a communication network that enables all the wonderful results of this food and drink production to reach discerning consumers both ‘down the road’ and across the country.

“And then there is our vast array of excellent restaurants, cafés, pubs and hotels who are dedicated to supporting local produce. Without the hard work and dedication of all of our finalists, we simply wouldn’t have a basis for these awards and I want to congratulate all our finalists in achieving so much and, most of all, for receiving the recognition from our readers.”

THE WINNERS

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Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by El Sabio

Winner: The Egg House Charcuterie, Kimble, Buckinghamshire

Highly Commended: Saddleback Farm Shop, Brightwalton, Berkshire

Ten Mile Menu, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

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Butcher of the Year

Sponsored by Copas Traditional Turkeys LTD

Winner: Boycott Farm Shop, Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Highly Commended: Bastable Brothers, Kintbury, Berkshire

Dopson Butchers, Crowthorne, Berkshire

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Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Sponsored by Tom French Jewellery

Winner: Tutti Frutti, Reading, Berkshire

Highly Commended: Gyre and Gimble, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Tea Shop by the Canal, Newbury, Berkshire

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Best Farm Shop

Sponsored by Savills

Winner: Fielders Farm Shop , Theale, Berkshire

Highly Commended: Kings Farm Shop, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Seasons Farm Shop, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Best Local Supplier/Producer

Sponsored by Berkshire Landrover

Winner: Bloomfield Hatch Farm, Reading, Berkshire

Highly Commended: Just Biscuits, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire

Tim’s Dairy, Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire

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Food Product of the Year

Sponsored by Waltons Jewellers

Winner: Raspberry Syrup, Blossoms Syrup, Beacons Bottom, Buckinghamshire

Highly Commended: Vanilla Fudge, Marsden’s Fudge, Newbury, Berkshire

Barkham Blue, Two Hoots Cheese, Barkham, Berkshire

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Drinks Product of the Year

Sponsored by Royal Windsor Racecourse

Winner: Twyford Tipple, Binghams Brewery, Ruscombe, Berkshire

Highly Commended: Sparkling Cider, Daws Hill Vineyard, Radnage, Buckinghamshire,

Balmy Days, Hopping Mad Brewery, Olney, Buckinghamshire

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Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Frobishers Juices

Winner: The Bull Inn, Stanford Dingley, Berkshire

Highly Commended: The Farmers’ Bar, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

The Shurlock Inn, Shurlock Row, Berkshire

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Best Local Menu

Sponsored by Beverley Glock Cookery School

Winner: Humphry’s Fine Dining Restaurant at Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

Highly Commended: The Wheatsheaf, Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire

The Showboat, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

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Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Lewington & Son

Winner: Luke’s Dining Room at Sanctum on the Green, Cookham Dean, Berkshire

Highly Commended: Humphry’s Fine Dining Restaurant at Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

The Vineyard, Stockcross, Berkshire

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Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Anthony Mullan Furniture

Winner: Adam Simmonds from Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, Marlow-On-Thames, Buckinghamshire

Highly Commended: Tom Kerridge from The Hand & Flowers, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Kevin Love from The Hinds Head, Bray, Berkshire

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2013 Food & Drink Hero

Sponsored by NFU Mutual Hungerford

Winner: Steve Sidhu, Ten Mile Menu

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