Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards Finalists 2015


The shortlist for the Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards has been drawn up and what exciting reading it makes.

Our judging panel deliberated hard over the entries, all of which were worthy nominees, to see who will go through to the final stages of the competition at a glittering ceremony on 25th November. Our judges look for the quality of the nominations rather than quantity.

Those nominated are all voted for by you, our readers, and the recognition the awards offer make a fantastic and positive impact to local businesses. There has never been a better time to support your local community.

Congratulations to all our finalists and good luck.

Headline sponsor: Colten Care

Event Host: The Elvetham

Event partner: Cotswold TV

Event partner: Berry Bros. & Rudd


Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Dutton Gregory)

• Max’s Bar & Brasserie, Southampton

• The Daisy Cake Company, Romsey

• Boozy Bakers, Waterlooville


Butcher of the Year (sponsored by The White Horse)

• Price Farm Foods, Fordingbridge

• Uptons Butchers of Bassett, Southampton

• Robinsons Butchers, Stockbridge


Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year (sponsored by Cooking 2 Cooling)

• Ewe & I Tearoom, Andover

• Leaf & Bean, Winchester

• The Parlour Tearoom, Basingstoke


Best Bakery/Patisserie (sponsored by Great British Life)

• Hannah Banana Bakery, Southampton

• Hoxton Bakehouse, Southampton

• The Daisy Cake Company, Romsey


Best Farm Shop (sponsored by Spencers)

• Beechcroft Farm Shop, Winchester

• Hockey’s Farm Shop, Fordingbridge

• Lisa’s Larder, Lymington


Food Product of the Year (sponsored by Belvoir Lettings)

• Stoney Cross cheese, Lyburn Farm, Salisbury

• Salted caramel, Chocolate by Miss Witt, New Forest

• Watercress and gin salami, Parsonage Farm, Andover


Drinks Product of the Year (sponsored by Conquest Fitted Furniture)

• Jenkyn Place Brut Cuvée 2010, Jenkyn Place Vineyard, Bentley

• Twisted Nose Gin, Winchester Distillery

• Heart of Hampshire Cider, Mr Whitehead’s Cider Company, Alton


Best Local Supplier/Producer of the Year (sponsored by Bartlett and Butcher)

• Jenkyn Place Vineyard, Bentley

• Tatchbury Manor Farm, Southampton

• New Forest Spring Water LTD, Fordingbridge



Hampshire Sunday Roast (sponsored by Ridgway Motor Group)

• The Yew Tree, Highclere

• The Bakers Arms, Droxford

• Bugle Inn, Twyford


Best Hampshire Menu (sponsored by Originals Jewellery)

• The Shoe Inn, Exton

• The Elderflower, Lymington

• The Pig Restaurant & Hotel, Brockenhurst


Pub of the Year (sponsored by Dons Doors)

• The Fur and Feathers, Herriard

• The Yew Tree, Highclere

• Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne


Restaurant of the Year (sponsored by The Avenue at Lainston House)

• Forte Kitchen, Winchester

• The Elderflower, Lymington

• The Chesil Rectory, Winchester


Chef of the Year (sponsored by Fullers)

• Gordon Stott, The Sun Inn, Dummer

• Luke Matthews, Chewton Glen, New Milton

• Mark Price, River Cottage Canteen, Winchester


Customer Service Award (sponsored by Owtons)

• The Elderflower, Lymington

• Cambium Restaurant at Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst

• Josie’s Wine.Coffee.Deli, Bishop’s Waltham


Hampshire Food & Drink Hero (sponsored by Shorefield Holidays)

• Winner will be announced on the night…