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EADT Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2016

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Suffolk Food & Drink Awards logo 2016Adnams is proud to once again be the headline sponsor of the East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk Food & Drink Awards. The annual awards celebrate the inspired individuals and businesses that work hard to bring great produce to our plates and glasses, and illustrate just how important the food and drink sector is to Suffolk's economy. Introduced by Terry Hunt, Editor of the EADT, and Andy Wood, Adnams CEO, the ceremony took place at The Hangar at Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich and was hosted by BBC Radio Suffolk's Lesley Dolphin and Suffolk Magazine's Jayne Lindill.

The winners and finalists

With entries up 60% this year, the awards saw nominations across thirteen categories, culminating in the Suffolk Food and Drink Hero Award. You can view a selection of photos on Flickr. EADT Suffolk Food & Drink Awards 2016

Best Newcomer - sponsored by The KBB Centre

Winner: Moo Moo Cakes, Ipswich Finalists: Lavenham Butchers and The Queen, Brandeston

Best Food or Drink Marketing - sponsored by 032

Winner: Scarlett & Mustard, Woodbridge Finalists: Gressingham Foods and The Three Musketeers, Woodbridge

Best Family Business - sponsored by Larking Gowan

Winner: Lane Farm Country Foods, Woodbridge Finalists: Anchor Smokehouse, Lowestoft and Kenton Hall Estate, Stowmarket

Best School Food Project - sponsored by Inspire Suffolk

Joint Winners: Orford CEVA Primary School, Woodbridge and St Joseph's College, Ipswich

Best Café / Tea Room - sponsored by The East Anglian Daily Times

Winner: Appauld Coffee, Ipswich Finalists: Darsham Nurseries Café and The Old Stores, Tuddenham

Pride of Suffolk - sponsored by The East of England Co-Op

Winner: Scarlett & Mustard, Woodbridge Finalists: Anchor Smokehouse, Lowestoft and Maximus Sustainable Fish, Saxmundham

Field to Fork - sponsored by Easton & Otley College

Winner: Lavenham Butchers Finalists: Truly Traceable Venison & Game Pies, Halesworth and The Wild Meat Company, Woodbridge

Outstanding Customer Service - sponsored by The Burgess Group

Winner: The Lighthouse Restaurant, Aldeburgh Finalists: Trongs, Ipswich and Wentworth Restaurant and Hotel, Aldeburgh

Young Chef of The Year - sponsored by Musk's Newmarket Sausages

Winner: Max Cameron from The Tuddenham Mill Finalists: Johnathon Cooper at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa and Luke Ames from The Leaping Hare, Wyken Vineyards, Bury St Edmunds

Chef of The Year - sponsored by Jam Tartz

Winner: James Carn-Pryor from Pea Porridge, Bury St Edmunds Finalists: Alexander Aitchison, The Queen, Brandeston and Trevor Clark from The Royal Norfolk and Suffolk yacht Club, Lowestoft

Best Restaurant - sponsored by EADT Suffolk Magazine

Winner: The Tuddenham Mill Finalists: The Fox and Goose, Fressingfield and The Unruly Pig at Woodbridge

Pub of the Year - sponsored by Ruby & Scarlett

East Anglian Daily Times and EADT Suffolk Magazine Readers' Choice Award Winner: The Eel's Foot, Eastbridge Finalists: The Ferryboat inn, Felixstowe and The Woolpack, Ipswich

Food and Drink Hero - sponsored by BBC Radio Suffolk

Winner: Jimmy Butler from Blythburgh Free Range Pork.   Congratulations to all winners and finalists.        


Sarah Groves