Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food and Drink Awards 2016

The 2016 Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards took place at Ashford International Hotel on Monday 17th October 2016, from 7pm to midnight.

The prestigious awards, which launched in 2013, are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase to the good and the great from the region’s food and drink industry, including local producers and suppliers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers. All the finalists will be people who care about the countryside and the future of our local environment.

The companies included are all nominated by you, our wonderful Kent Life and Kent on Sunday readers. You let us know when you had received a fantastic meal at your local pub or were impressed by the produce and service at your neighbourhood Farmers’ Market or farm shop.

Our handpicked panel of high-profile judges, who all live and work in Kent, visited and interviewed finalists to determine a worthy winner in each category.

All finalists were invited to the prestigious awards ceremony where they enjoyed a reception and three-course meal before finding out if they were a winner.

This is our fourth Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards and we are immensely proud of all the businesses and individuals within our local food and drink industry that go above and beyond expectations.

The judging panel were looking for quality over quantity, focusing on good comments rather than simply the number of nominations received.

Click here to see a full list of this years winners and finalists.

Click here to see a full gallery of this years images.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors as this event cannot function without your support. We hope to see all of our finalists at the awards next year.

Last year’s winners are pictured above.