Trencherman's Awards

Trencherman’s Awards 2018 winners announced at sumptuous ceremony at Salcombe Harbour Hotel

Industry insiders attended the glamorous awards ceremony at the fabulous Salcombe Harbour Hotel on November 20 to find out which Trencherman’s members scooped the prestigious prizes. The setting was spot on: waterside venue, panoramic vistas, Devon sea air … oh, and a fabulous five course meal courtesy of last year’s winners.

After receiving more than 20,000 votes, we’re delighted to announce the following as your 2018 winners …

Best Restaurant – sponsored by Total Produce

Winner: The Idle Rocks, St Mawes

Grand finalists:

  • Wilder, Nailsworth
  • Castle Bow Restaurant, Taunton
  • Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, Wiltshire

Best Dining Pub – sponsored by Impact

Winner: The Swan, Bampton

Grand finalists:

  • The Longs Arms, South Wraxall
  • The Treby Arms, Sparkwell
  • Red Lion, East Chisenbury

Best Chef – sponsored by Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines

Winner: Michael Wignall, Gidleigh Park

Grand finalists:

  • Guy Owen, The Idle Rocks
  • Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, Casamia
  • Ben Prior, Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

Best Front of House Team – sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery

Winner: Lewtrenchard Manor, Okehampton

Grand finalists:

  • Oliver’s, Falmouth
  • Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes
  • Little Barwick House, Yeovil

Best Dine and Stay Experience – sponsored by ResDiary

Winner: Glazebrook House Hotel, South Brent

Grand finalists:

  • The Bath Priory
  • The Luttrell Arms Hotel, Dunster
  • The Queensberry Hotel, Bath

Best Bar List – sponsored by Salcombe Gin 

Winner: The Pump House, Bristol

Grand finalists:

  • Second Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols, Bristol
  • The Bell at Ramsbury, Malborough
  • Alba, St Ives

Award for Creativity and Innovation – sponsored by Churchill 1795

Winner: Lympstone Manor, Exmouth

Grand finalists:

  • The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna
  • Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac
  • Clavelshay Barn Restaurant, Taunton

Celebrating the region’s finest restaurants, most experienced and creative chefs, lavish hotels and delightful dining pubs, the Trencherman’s Awards are the opportunity to get behind your favourite dining destinations and friendly front of house teams.

Now in its fourth year, the prestigious Trencherman’s Awards have handed out gastronomic gongs to some of the region’s most decorated establishments and undiscovered gems – find out who’s picked up the previous honours here.

A big thank you goes out to all our sponsors; Total Produce, Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines, Sharp’s Brewery, ResDiary, Churchill 1795, Salcombe Gin and Impact.

Photos: Guy Harrop Photography

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