The Trencherman’s board, chefs, members and readers have cast their votes and we’re thrilled to reveal the Trencherman’s Awards 2020 grand finalists

For over five years, the Trencherman’s Awards have been the South West’s most prestigious dining accolades. Whereas in previous years both rounds of voting have been decided by tens of thousands of reader’s votes, this year we handed over control of the first round to our Trencherman’s members and chefs, while the shortlist was whittled down to four grand finalists in each category by our Trencherman’s readers.

After a record number of votes, we’re thrilled to reveal the Trencherman’s Awards 2020 grand finalists.

Trencherman’s Awards 2020 grand finalists

Best Trencherman’s restaurant – sponsored by Total Produce
Acorn Restaurant, Bath 
New Yard Restaurant, Cornwall 
Number Eight, Devon 
The Shore, Cornwall 

Best Trencherman’s hotel – sponsored by Hotel Perfect
Gara Rock, Devon 
Mount Haven Hotel, Cornwall 
The Greenbank Hotel, Cornwall 
The Ollerod, Dorset 

Best Trencherman’s pub – sponsored by Travelzoo
Acorn Inn, Dorset 
The Bell Inn, Gloucestershire 
The Bunch of Grapes, Wiltshire 
The Farmers Arms, Devon 

Best Trencherman’s chef – sponsored by Hallgarten & Novum Wines
Tim Barnes, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen 
Chris Cleghorn, The Olive Tree Restaurant 
Elly Wentworth, The Angel – Taste of Devon 
Tom Williams-Hawkes, The Salutation Inn 

Best bar list – sponsored by The Wrecking Coast Distillery
Fifteen Cornwall 
Lympstone Manor, Devon 
The Idle Rocks, Cornwall 
The Peppermill, Wiltshire

Best front of house team – sponsored by Churchill China
Rick Stein Sandbanks, Dorset 
Star & Garter, Cornwall 
The Masons Arms, Devon 
The Old Mill House Bistro, Cornwall 

Award for creativity and innovation – sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery
Lords of the Manor, Gloucestershire 
New Yard Restaurant, Cornwall 
Seasons at The Eastbury, Dorset 
The Angel – Taste of Devon 

Best Trencherman’s newcomer – sponsored by Fish for Thought
The Club House, Dorset 
The Farmers Arms, Devon 
The Sardine Factory, Cornwall 
Twenty Seven by Jamie Rogers, Devon 

Award for special contribution – sponsored by PKF Francis Clark
Paul Ainsworth 
Josh Eggleton 
Mark Hix 
Jude Kereama 

The Trencherman’s Awards 2020 winners will be revealed on November 25 at a sumptuous ceremony at The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. The awards presentation will be complemented by a multi-course feast which will be prepared by last year’s winning chefs. As executive chef of The Seafood Restaurant, Stephane Delourme (main course) will be joined in the kitchen by Richard Buckley of Acorn Restaurant in Bath (starter), Ellis Pannell of Pyne Arms in north Devon (fish course) and Guy Owen of The Idle Rocks in St Mawes (dessert).

Find out who scooped the prestigious accolades last year here.

A big thank you to Trencherman’s Awards 2020 sponsors Churchill China, Fish for Thought, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, Hotel Perfect, PKF Francis Clark, Salt, Sharp’s Brewery, Total Produce, TravelZoo and The Wrecking Coast Distillery.