2021 Virtual Trencherman’s Awards

We need you! Even though restaurants can’t open right now, we want you to help us show restaurants how much we all appreciate them – and encourage them to hang in there. Here’s how you can vote for your favourites in the 2021 Virtual Trencherman’s Awards

Trencherman’s restaurants are some of the very the best in the South West and are to be found in dining pubs as well as foodie hotels, and in slick city locations as much as in glamorous country manor houses . They play a hugely important part in our regional food culture by:

  • Supporting South West farmers, producers and fishermen by buying locally caught, reared and grown top-quality food and drink
  • Providing creative professional jobs in hospitality
  • Creating life-affirming experiences for everybody

 They’re also an important reason so many discerning tourists flock to the South West throughout the year.

Vote now

We’re asking you to spread the love by voting for your favourite Trencherman’s restaurants in the 2021 Virtual Trencherman’s Awards.

Maybe you’d like to say ‘thank you’ for the good times you’ve had over the years at a particular restaurant or maybe you’d like to give a chef or front of house team recognition. And, this year, you can also reward establishments who have provided excellent gourmet takeaway services in lockdown.

Simply cast a vote in each category and, importantly, tell us why you’ve chosen them – this year we’ll share the positive comments to give the restaurants a boost at this challenging time.

The categories are:

Best Restaurant – sponsored by Total Produce
Best Trencherman’s Chef – sponsored by Hallgarten & Novum Wines
Best Trencherman’s Hotel – sponsored by Trencherman’s Guide
Best Trencherman’s Pub – sponsored by Frobisher’s
Best Front of House Team – sponsored by Food Magazine
Best Bar List – sponsored by Salt Media
Best Gourmet Food To-Go in Lockdown – sponsored by Indy Coffee Box
Award for Creativity and Innovation in Lockdown – sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery
Award for Special Contribution – sponsored by PKF Francis Clark

Cast your votes by 16 February 2021 here and we’ll do the rest – keep an eye on Trencherman’s social and email newsletter for updates. The winners will be announced on March 2 and 3 on social media and via our email newsletter.

By taking part in this year’s awards, you’ll also get a chance to win one of five annual subscriptions to Food Magazine. What are you waiting for?

A big thank you to the 2021 Virtual Trencherman’s Awards sponsors: Hallgarten & Novum Wines, PKF Francis Clark, Salt, Sharp’s Brewery, Total Produce, Frobishers, Food Magazine and Indy Coffee Box.

Find out who scooped the prestigious accolades last year here.

Discover the best dining experiences in the South West via Trencherman’s online directory which features all 140 member restaurants


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