Sussex Food & Drink Awards winners announced
PUBLISHED: 10:19 23 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:55 20 February 2013
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