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Winners of The Celebration of Sussex Life Awards 2015

PUBLISHED: 10:51 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:15 02 October 2015

A Celebration of Sussex Life Awards

A Celebration of Sussex Life Awards


In a fabulous awards ceremony on Thursday 1 October 2015, guests gathered at the Hilton Brighton Metropole to celebrate the region’s food, drink and hospitality industry.

The Celebration of Sussex Life Awards are designed to champion, highlight and showcase our outstanding food, drink and hospitality industry. From local producers and suppliers to small farming businesses, restaurants, chefs, pubs and hoteliers, all those shortlisted for awards care about the countryside and the future of our region. The companies featured were nominated by our wonderful readers before being visited or interviewed to determine a worthy winner by our handpicked panel of high-profile judges.

Sussex Life Hospitality Hero

Judges were looking for someone who showed dedication and passion beyond the call of duty. Find out who won…

Entertainment Venue of the Year

Nominees for this category were those venues that not only take their food and drink seriously but also have entertainment to match – from live music or theatrical performances to magicians and comedians. Find out who won…

Services to the Community

Whether providing after-school activities for children, assisting the elderly population with their grocery shopping or spending their time cleaning up the streets and parks, nominees in this category were all committed to their local community. Find out who won…

Spa of the Year

Judges took into account the décor and atmosphere of spas nominated for this category, in addition to the quality and professionalism of treatments. Find out who won…

Butcher of the Year

Judges were looking for a butcher who is an integral part of their community and contributor to the local food scene - nominees for this category offer fresh meat sourced from local farms that is good value for money. Find out who won…

Pride of Sussex

This award recognises individuals and businesses which actively and proudly promote the great local produce Sussex has to offer residents within the county and further afield. Find out who won…

Food and Drink Innovation of the Year

Nominees for this category were new food or drink products that our readers couldn’t stop talking about. Find out who won…

Sussex Tourism Ambassador

Judges were looking for a person or organisation goes the extra mile to increase tourism in Sussex, whether by producing an event, running a visitors’ website or just being a great ambassador for the region. Find out who won…

Outstanding Customer Service

Nominees for this category were places that blend warmth and courtesy with knowledge and efficiency. Judges were looking for service that was just right – not lacking, but not intrusive either. Find out who won…

Sussex Visitor Attraction of the Year

This award is for visitor attractions in Sussex that increase footfall into our wonderful county. Find out who won…

Best Community Pub

Judges were looking for those pubs that know exactly what is required to keep the regulars coming back – whether this was an inventive wine list or acting as a hub for the community. Find out who won…

High Street Hero

Nominees for this category were independent businesses in Sussex that deserve to be in the spotlight. Find out who won…

Restaurant of the Year

Judges were looking for restaurants that offer extraordinary service and delicious food to create a unique dining experience. Find out who won…

Sussex Hotelier of the Year

Awarded to the candidate who ensures the smooth and successful running of a hotel. A nurturing manager with an ever-present smile for guests. Find out who won…

Best Family Dining

Judges were looking for the place that never fails to keep the kids happy, as well as their parents and grandparents. Find out who won…

Tea or Coffee shop of the Year

Nominees were businesses that make tea feel like a special event, with freshly cut sandwiches and homemade cakes and scones made with locally sourced ingredients. Find out who won…

Newcomer of the Year

This category was open to anyone in the food or drink or hospitality industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months. Find out who won…

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