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Below is the nomination criteria for the 2018 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards. Click on ‘Read More’ to find further details of each category.

BEST TEA / COFFEE SHOP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Clipper Tea

We recognise that tea shops and coffee shops are an integral part of the Dorset food and drink scene and we’d like to know your favourites.

BEST DRINKS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Saffery Champness

This is your opportunity to nominate your favourite drink – made by a Dorset producer, retailer or manufacturer.

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

This category enables our numerous hotel restaurants to stand out from the crowd.

BEST PRODUCT/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

This category aims to celebrate our local producers that play such a vital role in

BEST RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Westchem – Making Hygiene Easy

The winner of this category will be the restaurant that – in the judges’ opinion – offers the best dining experience.

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Flag

This category aims to celebrate the wonderful local seafood landed in the county. We are looking

CHEF OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Kingston Maurward

The chef of the year is someone who has devoted themselves to the cause of serving the best possible food.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Sponsored by Beales Gourmet

This award is designed to praise a local food or drink business for their excellent

DOG FRIENDLY AWARD

Sponsored by Dave Cumber Vets

This award recognises and rewards those businesses and places that go the extra mile for dogs and their owners.

ECO CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Litter Free

Dorset magazine is excited to launch this new award together with Litter Free Coast &

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Dorest Growth Hub

Leading a small business is a notoriously difficult task that involves wearing many hats at

2018 FOOD & DRINK HERO

Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink

This category celebrates the individual who has made the most impact on Dorset’s food and farming community.

INDEPENDENT RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Fiona Penny at Sunflowers

We want to hear about your favourite deli, baker or food retailer and why you think they deserve this accolade.

PUB OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Hall & Woodhouse

Combining country pubs and dining pubs, the whole eating out experience needs to be taken into account in this category.