Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2016

Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2016

The Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards returned on Wednesday 23 November for the eleventh year with a sparkling ceremony at The Elvetham Hotel in Hartley Wintney.

The awards celebrate the county’s producers, chefs, retailers and hospitality venues dedicated to growing, making, selling and serving local food and drink. The passion and talent in Hampshire for local food was certainly evident in the room. 

Congratulations to all the winners.

Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Winner: The Terrace Restaurant, The Montagu Arms Hotel

Highly Commended: Beresford’s at Balmer Lawn Hotel

Highly Commended: Cambium at Careys Manor Hotel


Newcomer of the Year

Winner: Savage Event Catering, Lymington

Highly Commended: Lakaz Maman, Southampton

Highly Commended: The Royal Exchange, Lindford


Butcher of the Year

Winner: Buckwells of Southsea

Highly Commended: A & J Seal Family Butchers

Highly Commended:  Uptons of Bassett


Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year

Winner: Rosie Lea Tea House & Bakery, Brockenhurst

Highly Commended:  The Daisy Cake Company, Romsey

Highly Commended:  Southsea Coffee Company, Southsea


Best Bakery/Patisserie

Winner: Bread Addiction, Southsea

Highly Commended:  Bakehouse 24, Ringwood

Highly Commended:  Hoxton Bakehouse, Southampton


Best Independent Food Shop

Winner: The Braishfield Pantry, Braishfield

Highly Commended:  Thyme and Tides, Stockbridge

Highly Commended: Wild Thyme, Southsea


Food Product of the Year

Winner: Sarah Hunt’s Pork Pies at Tatchbury Manor Farm

Highly Commended: Strawberry Syrup by Naked Jams

Highly Commended: Lavender and White Chocolate Bar by Chocolate by Miss Witt


Drinks Product of the Year

Winner: Dancing Cows Gin

Highly Commended: English Sparkling Wine by Hattingley Valley Wines

Highly Commended: Staggeringly Good Beer


Best Local Supplier/Producer

Winner: Sunnyfields, Southampton

Highly Commended: Beechcroft, Winchester

Highly Commended: Mill Farm Organic, Isington


Best Hampshire Sunday Roast

Winner: The Bakers Arms, Droxford

Highly Commended: The Rockingham Arms, West Wellow

Highly Commended: The Shoe Inn, Exton


Best Hampshire Menu

Winner: The Greyhound on the Test, Stockbridge

Highly Commended: Forte Kitchen, Winchester

Highly Commended: Rosie Lea Kitchen, Setley Ridge


Pub of the Year

Winner: The Fur & Feathers, Herriard

Highly Commended: The King’s Head, Hursley

Highly Commended: The Phoenix Inn, Hartley Wintney


Restaurant of the Year

Winner: Restaurant 27, Southsea

Highly Commended: La Perle, Milford on Sea

Highly Commended: Pulpo Negro, Alresford


Chef of the Year

Winner: Andrew Du Bourg, The Elderflower

Highly Commended: Chris Heather, The Greyhound on the Test

Highly Commended: Matthew Tomkinson, The Montagu Arms Hotel


Customer Service Award

Winner: Forte Kitchen, Winchester

Highly Commended: Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst

Highly Commended: The Kitchen Café, Romsey


2016 Hampshire Food Hero

Alex Handford - Hampshire Farmers' Markets