Trencherman’s Awards 2022

Following 20,000 individual votes, we are thrilled to reveal the Trencherman’s Awards 2022 winners

After a successful virtual ceremony last year, it was delightful to again host the prestigious real-life version of the Trencherman’s Awards. The awards are the result of over 20,000 votes cast by readers of the Trencherman’s Guide who wanted to give recognition to their favourite Trencherman’s member restaurants.

The cream of the South West culinary crop gathered at The Alverton in Truro on March 7 to discover which chefs, restaurants, hotels, dining pubs and front-of-house teams had scooped the coveted accolades.

Trencherman’s Awards night is an event like no other in the South West thanks, in part, to the incredible multi-course dinner and matched wines enjoyed by participants. A fabulous four-course feast was cooked by a clutch of the previous year’s winners as per Trencherman’s Awards tradition. Doing the honours in 2022 was Nick Hodges of The Alverton, Jonas Lodge of Restaurant GL50, Guy Owen of St Enodoc Hotel and Jamie Rogers of Twenty Seven by Jamie Rogers. Each dish was matched with interesting and unusual wines from Hallgarten & Novum and top-notch Cornish beers from Sharp’s Brewery. Frobisher’s provided soft drinks for attendees during the evening.

Thank you to everyone who voted – here’s who won.

Trencherman’s Awards 2022 winners and grand finalists

Best Trencherman’s Restaurant (sponsored by Total Produce)

Winner: Porthminster Beach Cafe, Cornwall
Grand finalists: Puro, Somerset; Salumi Bar & Eatery, Devon; The Masons Arms, Devon

Best Trencherman’s Hotel (sponsored by Noble Isle)

Winner: Two Bridges Hotel, Devon
Grand finalists: Lucknam Park, Wiltshire; The Greenbank Hotel, Cornwall; THE PIG – near Bath, Somerset

Best Trencherman’s Pub

Winner: The Fox Inn, Dorset
Grand finalists: Acorn Inn, Dorset; The Barley Sheaf, Cornwall; The Dartmoor Inn, Devon

Best Trencherman’s Chef (sponsored by Hallgarten & Novum)

Winner: Chris Cleghorn, Olive Tree Restaurant
Grand finalists: Elly Wentworth, The Angel – Taste of Devon; Hywel Jones, Lucknam Park; Matthew Beardshall, Wilder

Best Bar List

Winner: Fistral Beach Hotel, Cornwall
Grand finalists: The Greenbank Hotel, Cornwall; The Longstore, Cornwall; Fletcher’s Restaurant, Devon

Best Front of House Team

Winner: THE PIG – at Harlyn Bay, Cornwall
Grand finalists: Acorn Inn, Dorset; The Alverton, Cornwall; Tom’s Lyme Regis, Dorset

Award for Creativity & Innovation (sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery)

Winner: The Idle Rocks, Cornwall
Grand finalists: Kota, Cornwall; Outlaw’s New Road, Cornwall; THE PIG – at Combe, Devon

Best Newcomer

Winner: Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen, Dorset
Grand finalists: Pattard Restaurant, Devon; Candlelight Inn, Somerset; Tom’s Lyme Regis, Dorset

Award for Special Contribution (sponsored by PKF Francis Clark)

Winner: Mark Dodson of The Masons Arms
Grand finalists: Elly Wentworth of The Angel – Taste of Devon, Mark Hix of The Oyster & Fish House, Laurence & Helen Beere of The Queensberry Hotel

A big thank you to Trencherman’s Awards 2022 sponsors Churchill ChinaFish for ThoughtHallgarten & Novum WinesImpactPKF Francis ClarkSaltSharp’s BreweryTotal Produce, Sarunds, Frobishers and Noble Isle

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