Awards Winners Shortlist

The valued Food Drink Devon Awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising  our most respected and influential artisan food and drink producers and establishments  The Awards cover food production, preparation, retailing, cooking and service.  Award winners will benefit from media recognition, as well as an excellent marketing tool and resultant increased sales.

It’s been a busy few months completing the exciting task of judging the Food Drink Devon Awards and this year we’ve had a record number of entries.  An educational and enjoyable experience, judging has not only allowed us to taste the very best of Devon’s produce but to also meet the county’s hugely passionate food and drink producers and industry experts.  It’s been a delight to hear the positive and encouraging feedback from all the judges and we thank all those who have taken part.

To view the winners shortlist click here.

The Ceremony

Congratulations to all those who have made the shortlist.  We hope you will be able to join us at the awards ceremony on Monday 8 October 2018 at the Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club, Umberleigh starting at 6.45pm, which will be hosted by food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden.  

The evening will include a drinks reception, a three-course meal created using produce from Food  Drink Devon members and presentation of the awards, followed by an ‘after show’ party in the bar area with cheese & biscuits for all those who want to stay a little while longer!  Tickets cost £60 per person and include half a bottle of wine, the dress code is Black Tie.  Limited accommodation is available on a first come first served basis, please book directly with HighBullen (01769 540561 and quote Food Drink Devon to receive a preferential rate.

To book tickets, please send your payment and completed booking form to Ali Neagle at or Burn Brae, Higher Huxham, Exeter, Devon. EX5 4EW.  If you have any questions, please call Ali on 07789 666064.

The deadline for purchasing tickets is 5pm on Friday 21 September.

Auction and Raffle

During the evening we will be holding an auction and raffle in support of Food Drink Devon.  Funds raised contribute towards continuing the great work the organisation does to support and promote its members.  If you would like to donate vouchers, products or experiences etc. please contact Ali. 

The raffle will be drawn by our media and print Sponsors - Hedgerow Print, inkREADible Labels and Taste Buds Magazine.

**NOTE** Please can all entrants who have been shortlisted send a copy of their logo and a short business biography for the ceremony presentation to as soon as possible.

We would like to thank all entrants for being involved in the awards and look forward to seeing you at the ceremony to celebrate the best of Devon’s produce and hospitality.