We are delighted to announce our 2018 finalists…

 

BEST RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Westchem

  • The White Post, Rimpton
  • Yalbury Cottage, Lower Bockhampton
  • The Ollerod, Beaminster

 

BEST DRINK PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Saffery Champness

  • Cerne Abbas Brewery, Cerne Abbas
  • Langham Wine Estates, Crawthorne
  • The Dorset Ginger Company, Lytchett Matravers

 

BEST PRODUCT/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

  • Dorset Blue Vinny, Stock Gaylard
  • Great British Biscotti Company, Christchurch
  • Hotch Potch, Sturminster Newton

 

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by FLAG

  • Les Enfant Terribles Restaurant, Weymouth
  • SeaBeats Café & Bistro, Weymouth
  • Storm Fish Restaurants, Poole

 

CHEF OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Kingston Maurward

  • Alex Naik, Abbots Court, Winterborne Kingston
  • Chris Staines, The Ollerod, Beaminster
  • Robert Ndungu, The Acorn Inn, Evershot

 

BEST TEA/COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Clipper Tea

  • Cotea, Bournemouth
  • Finca, Dorchester
  • The Scented Botanist at Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Sponsored by Beales Gourmet

  • Crab Apple Catering, Swanage
  • Steeptonbill Farm Shop, Milton Abbas
  • Webster Family Butchers, Bournemouth

 

ECO CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Litter Free

  • Baboo Gelato, Bridport
  • Cariad Wholefoods, Blandford Forum
  • Waste Not Want Not, Bridport

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Dorset Growth Hub

  • Chrissy & Karl Regler, From Dorset with Love, Blandford Forum
  • Oli Perron, Lunch’d, Bournemouth
  • Ollie Grubb & Lorna Bowmer, Ministry of Fudge, Christchurch

 

INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers

  • Gold Hill Organic Farm Shop, Child Okeford
  • Jurassic Coast Farm Shop, Winfrith Newburgh
  • The Wobbly Cottage, Broadwindsor

 

BEST PUB OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Hall & Woodhouse

  • The Acorn Inn, Evershot
  • The Anchor Inn, Seatown
  • The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock

 

DOG FRIENDLY AWARD

Sponsored by Dave Cumber Vets

  • BearKat Bistro, Bridport
  • Seventhwave Café, Swanage
  • Under the Greenwood Tree Café, Lower Bockhampton

 

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Lester Aldridge

  • Seasons Restaurant at The Eastbury, Sherborne
  • Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Evershot
  • The Pig on the Beach, Studland

 

2018 FOOD & DRINK HERO

Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink

To be announced on the night