Dorset Magazine Food, Drink and Farming Awards


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Dorset is renowned for its top-notch produce and the passion of the people who work in the industry. So, what better way to champion this success than with awards, celebrating heroes nominated and voted for by you?

At Dorset Magazine, we know that one of your greatest passions is the food and drink produced in this county, and the farms from which that produce comes. For this reason, harnessing the expertise of hosting awards garnered from our large stable of sister magazines across Britain, this year we are holding our inaugural Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to tell us about the food, drink and farming heroes you think deserve recognition for the outstanding contribution they make in Dorset. These new awards are designed to showcase the great and the good in Dorset, and reward the hardworking people behind them, including suppliers and producers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers. Tell us about an outstanding meal at your local pub or an inspirational stallholder at your farmers’ market. Love your local baker or butcher? Whose Dorset cream tea is the scrummiest? Know a farmer who grows tasty produce, runs a peerless farmshop and nurtures local wildlife? We want to hear about these extraordinary Dorset men and women. Vote for them now!

How to nominate

Simply fill in a nomination form, available in the July and August issues of Dorset Magazine or vote online at The closing date is Monday 1 September 2014. Don’t forget to shout about your business by getting your customers and visitors to nominate you.

Celebrate your local food heroes by nominating them for these prestigious awards. Follow us on Twitter @dorsetmag to keep up to date with the progress of the awards. Let us know who you believe is a worthy winner, using the hashtag #DFDFA and Facebook.


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Newcomer of the Year

Butcher of the Year

Most Read

Independent Retailer of the Year

Best Dorset Cream Tea

Best Farm Shop

Best Farmers’ Market

Food/Drinks Producer of the Year

Pub of the Year

Restaurant of the Year

Chef of the Year

2014 Food & Drink Hero

2014 Farming Hero