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Revealed: The finalists for the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 11:37 25 June 2018

Our 2018 finalists have been revealed!

Our 2018 finalists have been revealed!


We are delighted to announce our 2018 finalists. We look forward to seeing you all at the awards ceremony at the Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday July 2

Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by Arthur David

Fillet & Bone, Chipping Campden

Koj, Cheltenham

Tierra & Mar, Cirencester


Butcher of the Year

Jesse Smith Butcher, Cirencester

Todenham Manor Farm, Todenham

Waghornes Butchers, Prestbury


Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Café 53, Tetbury

Café au Chocolat, Tewkesbury

Smiths of Bourton, Bourton-on-the-Water


Best Independent Retailer

Sponsored by Worcester Family Law Practice

Severn & Wye Smokery, Westbury-on-Severn

Taste of the Country, Shipston-on-Stour

The Orchard Deli, Quedgeley


Best Farm Shop

Sponsored by Royal Agricultural University

Court Farm Shop, Cheltenham

Jolly Nice, Frampton Mansell

Over Farm Market, Gloucester


Cheese of the Year

Sponsored by Paxton & Whitfield

– Cerney Ash, Cerney Cheese, North Cerney

– Truffle Gloucester, TruffleHunter and Simon Weaver Organic, Upper Slaughter

– Rollright, King Stone Dairy, Chipping Norton


Food Product of the Year

Sponsored by Royal Three Counties Show

– Gelato, Moo Meadows, Epwell

– Gloucester Marmalade, The Artisan Kitchen, Gloucester

– Truffles, Costèllo + Hellerstein, Nailsworth


Best Ale, Beer or Cider

Sponsored by The Midcounties Co-operative

– Medium Cider, Pearson’s Cider, Bourton-on-the-Hill

– Medium Sparkling Cider, Severn Cider, Newnham

– Yubby Bitter, Yubberton Brewing Co., Chipping Campden


Drinks Product of the Year

– Bacchus 2016, Poulton Hill Estate, Poulton

– Garden Tiger Dry Gin, Capreolus Distillery, Cirencester

– Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, Cotswolds Distillery, Stourton


Best Local Supplier/Producer

Sponsored by Steepleton by PegasusLife

Kitchen Garden Foods, Stroud

The Craft Drink Co., Moreton-in-Marsh

Tubby Tom’s, Hartpury


Best Cotswold Pub

Sponsored by NFU Mutual Moreton-in-Marsh & Cheltenham

The Boat Inn, Ashleworth

The Hare, Milton-under-Wychwood

The Red Lion, Arlingham


Family Dining Award

– Circus Sauce, Giffords Circus

The Red Lion, Long Compton

The Roastery Coffee House, Quedgeley


Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Jonny-Rocks Chauffeurs

L’Artisan, Cheltenham

The Coconut Tree, Cheltenham

The Grape Escape, Cheltenham


Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers

KIBOUsushi, Cheltenham

Michael’s Mediterranean, Chipping Campden

The Old Passage, Arlingham


Chef of the Year

Sponsored by Arthur David

– Emily Watkins, The Kingham Plough, Chipping Norton

– Gareth Fulford, Purslane, Cheltenham

– Matthew Beardshall, Wild Garlic & Wilder, Nailsworth


2018 Cotswold Food & Drink Hero

Sponsored by Hazlewoods

To be announced on the evening


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