Trencherman’s Awards 2024

The shortlist is revealed for the Trencherman’s Awards 2024! Cast your final votes before February 21 – finalists will be announced on February 27

Trencherman's Awards 2023 Mark Hix and Nathan Outlaw

After thousands of nominations in the first round of voting in the Trencherman’s Awards 2024, Trencherman’s Guide readers have had their say. Read on to discover which restaurants, hotels, pubs and chefs have made it onto the shortlist, and are therefore eligible for your vote in the final round – click on any of the buttons on this page to head to the voting form.

This final round of voting closes at 11pm on February 21. The finalists will be revealed on February 27 and the winners announced at the grand prizegiving and supper at historic Bovey Castle on April 29.

The shortlist

Best Trencherman’s Restaurant – sponsored by Dole

Circa, Sandridge Barton
Edie’s, Carlyon Bay
Holm, South Petherton
Kota Restaurant, Porthleven
Robun, Bath
Ronnie’s of Thornbury, nr Bristol
The Clockspire Restaurant and Bar, Sherborne
The Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis
The Sardine Factory, West Looe
Tom’s Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis

Best Trencherman’s Hotel – sponsored by Classic Fine Foods

Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant, Lyme Regis
Hotel Endsleigh, Tavistock
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Colerne
Lympstone Manor, Exmouth
Mill End Hotel and Restaurant, Chagford
Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth
The Godolphin Hotel & Restaurant, Marazion
The Manor House, Castle Combe
The Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock
The Slaughters Manor House, Lower Slaughter

Best Trencherman’s Pub – sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery

The Acorn Inn, Evershot
The Barrington Boar, Ilminster
The Cotley Inn, Wambrook
The Dartmoor Inn, Lydford
The Horse, Moretonhampstead
The Langford Inn, Langford
The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
The Rising Sun Inn, Altarnun
The Sheppey Inn, Wells
Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen, Burton Bradstock

Best Trencherman’s Chef – sponsored by Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Adam Handling, Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling
Ben Palmer, The Sardine Factory
Dave Jenkins, Salumi Bar & Eatery
Elly Wentworth, The Angel – Taste of Devon
Harriet Mansell, Lilac Restaurant & Wine Bar
Joshua Jones, Number Eight
Kasae Fraser, Robun
Mark Hix, The Oyster & Fish House
Nicholas Balfe, Holm
Rick Toogood, Prawn on the Lawn

Best Bar List

Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath
Corkage, Bath
Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, Newquay
Number Eight, Bideford
Talland Bay Hotel, Porthallow
The Club House, West Bexington
The Cotley Inn, Wambrook
The Old Coastguard, Mousehole
Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling, Carbis Bay
Winslade Manor Bar & Restaurant, Exeter

Best Front of House Team – sponsored by Navas

Edie’s, Carlyon Bay
Fletcher’s Restaurant, Plymouth
Lympstone Manor, Exmouth
Salumi Bar & Eatery, Plymouth
The Barrington Boar, Ilminster
The Bath Arms at Longleat, Horningsham
The Bell Inn, Selsley
The Bunch of Grapes, Bradford-on-Avon
The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth
Tom’s Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis

Award for Creativity and Innovation

Appleton’s Bar & Restaurant, Fowey
Circa, Sandridge Barton
Holm, South Petherton
Lilac Restaurant & Wine Bar, Lyme Regis
Queen of Cups, Glastonbury
Robun, Bath
Talland Bay Hotel, Porthallow
The Holcombe, Holcombe
The Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham
The St Enodoc Hotel, Wadebridge

Best Trencherman’s Newcomer – sponsored by South West 660

Bar & Bistro at Tintagel Brewery, Tintagel
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth
Catch at the Old Fish Market, Weymouth
Circa, Sandridge Barton
Corkage, Bath
Queen of Cups, Glastonbury
Source Kitchen, St Ives
The Bittescombe Inn, Upton
The Clockspire Restaurant and Bar, Sherborne
The Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham

The recipient of the Award for Special Contribution (sponsored by Trevethan Distillery) will be chosen by the Trencherman’s committee.

Nathan Outlaw, Rick Stein and Michael Caines are just a few of the South West chefs who have collected prestigious Trencherman’s plates over the Awards’ decade-long history. The ceremony is the hottest ticket in the region’s culinary calendar: attendees are not only the first to discover which chefs, restaurants and hotels take home the coveted awards, but also get to indulge in a Champagne reception and multi-course feast prepared by the previous year’s winners (AKA some of the most talented chefs in the South West).

After a glam coastal ceremony at Salcombe Harbour Hotel in 2023, we’re heading inland to the rolling valleys of Dartmoor National Park for the 2024 Awards. The will be the grand setting for the prizegiving and supper, with dinner cooked by Bovey Castle’s head chef Mark Budd, Scott Paton of Àclèaf, Prawn on the Lawn chef-owner Rick Toogood and Andrew Swann of The Castle at Taunton.

Discover who picked up the prestigious gongs in the Trencherman’s Awards 2023 here.

The Trencherman’s Awards 2024 are supported by Classic Fine Foods, Churchill China, Dole, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, Navas, Sharp’s Brewery, SW660 and Trevethan Distillery.

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