Revealed: The finalists of the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2019

Tables laid out for guests at the 'Oscars' of the food world, held in The Centaur at Cheltenham Race

Tables laid out for guests at the 'Oscars' of the food world, held in The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse, event partner of the awards. - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to our worthy finalists. We look forward to seeing you all at the awards ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday, July 8

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Newcomer of the Year, sponsored by Midcounties Co-operative

- Chocolat of Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury

- Cotswold Hills Wine, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

- Wholly Gelato, Elmore


Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

- Blockley Café, Blockley

- Martha's Coffee House, Moreton-in-Marsh

- The Roastery Coffee House, Quedgeley


Best Independent Retailer, sponsored by Folk2Folk

- Andy Creese Butchers, Newent

- Taste of the Country, Shipston-on-Stour

- The Orchard Deli, Quedgeley


Best Farm Shop, sponsored by Royal Agricultural University

- Court Farm Shop, Cheltenham

- Jesse Smith, Cirencester

- Vegetable Matters, Ebrington


Food Product of the Year, sponsored by the Royal Three Counties Show

- Blackberry & Apple Jam, Kitchen Garden Foods, Stroud

- Roast Potato Oil, Ross & Ross Food, Chipping Norton

- Black Truffle Mayonnaise, TruffleHunter, South Cerney

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Drinks Product of the Year, sponsored by Broadway Luxury

- Juneberry Gin Liqueur, Pershore Juneberries, Pershore

- Vintage Cider, Priors Tipple, Stanway

- Rosé 2017, Woodchester Valley Winery, Stroud


Free From Product of the Year

- All About Citra, Big River Brew Co., Cirencester

- Gluten-Free Sticky Lemon Pudding, Cotswold Pudding Company, Cirencester

- GiFt Gluten Free Bread, Hobbs House Bakery, Chipping Sodbury


Best Local Supplier/Producer, sponsored by Steepleton by PegasusLife

- Cotswold Gold, Broadway

- Todenham Manor Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh

- Tubby Tom's, Hartpury


Best Local Food & Drink Initiative

- Broadway Food Festival; Annual event, Broadway

- Deya Brewery; Food Truck & Taproom Weekends, Cheltenham

- Dunkertons Cider; Apple Day, Cheltenham


Sustainability Initiative of the Year

- Beeswax Wrap Company; Clingfilm alternative, Nailsworth

- Loose; Eliminating package waste, Stroud

- Sixways Wine Bar; Plastic free bar, Cheltenham


Best Cotswold Pub, sponsored by NFU Mutual

- The Boat Inn, Ashleworth

- The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington

- The Swan, Staunton


Family Dining Award

- The Golden Cross Inn, Cirencester

- The Polo Pub at Foston's Ash, Stroud

- Wild Garlic, Nailsworth


Customer Service Award

- The Forest Bakehouse, Longhope

- Tierra & Mar, Cirencester

- Waghornes Butchers, Prestbury


Restaurant of the Year, sponsored by Peter Hickman Hairdressers

- Lumière, Cheltenham

- Prithvi, Cheltenham

- The Coconut Tree, Cheltenham


Chef of the Year, sponsored by John Morgan Partnership Ltd

- Charles Smith, Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter

- Jon Howe, Lumière, Cheltenham

- Niall Keating, Whatley Manor Hotel, Malmesbury


2019 Cotswold Food & Drink Hero, sponsored by Hazlewoods

To be announced on the night...


For full details about the awards visit our dedicated awards website by clicking here.

See our finalists and winners from Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2018 here.