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Sussex Food & Drink Awards winners announced

PUBLISHED: 10:19 23 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:55 20 February 2013

Sharon and Roger Hoggins from winning Uckfield Farmers' Market with Danny Pike and Miles Jenner of the sponsor, Harveys

Sharon and Roger Hoggins from winning Uckfield Farmers' Market with Danny Pike and Miles Jenner of the sponsor, Harveys

Eight of Sussex's top food and drink producers were presented with trophies at the fifth annual Sussex Food & Drink Awards.

Eight of Sussexs top food and drink producers were presented with trophies at the fifth annual Sussex Food & Drink Awards.
More than 200 leaders in the food, drink and farming industries gathered for what has been called the Sussex foodie event of the year.
Guests were treated to a Sussex bubbly and ale reception, sponsored by Harvey & Son and Carr Taylor. This was followed by a stunning seven-course banquet created by AA rosette chef Andy Wiles and featuring an array of Sussex goodies.
The spectacular event, at East Sussex National Golf Resort & Spa near Uckfield, was hosted by Danny Pike of BBC Sussex.


Best Sussex Farmer's Market sponsored by Harveys Brewery
Winner - Uckfield
Runners up Lewes & Shoreham


Sussex Farmer of the Year sponsored by Knill James
Winner
Jenny & Trevor Passmore, Church Farm, Coombes, Lancing
Runners up - Tim Hassell, Home Farm, Goodwood & Shon and Simon Sprackling, Rother Valley Organics, Petersfield


Best Sussex Food/Farm Shop sponsored by Mayo Wynne Baxter
Winner
Cheese Please, Lewes
Runners up - Plaw Hatch Farm Shop, Sharpthorne & Sussex Produce Company, Steyning

Sussex Food Producer of the Year sponsored by Musgrave Retail Partnership
Winner Caroline's Dairy, Sidlesham
Runners up - Nut Knowle Farm, Horam, nr Heathfield & Plaw Hatch Farm, Sharpthorne

Sussex Drink Producer of the Year sponsored by Natural PR
Winner Dark Star Brewery, Horsham
Runners up - Hepworths Brewery, Horsham & World Coffee, Lindfield


Best Sussex Eating Experience sponsored by a Taste of Sussex
Winner The Curlew, Bodiam
Runners up - Restaurant Tristan, Horsham & Simply Delicious, Bognor Regis

Sussex Young Chef of the Year sponsored by Blue Spark Organisation
Winner Steven Edwards, South Lodge, Horsham
Runners up - Simon Duncan, Sam's of Brighton & Hanna Payne, the Pass at South Lodge, Horsham

Sussex Butcher of the Year sponsored by Leonards & Natural Farms
Winner Tablehurst Farm Shop, Forest Row
Runners up - S K Hutchings, Partridge Green & New Street Butchers, Horsham



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