'Rich food culture' hailed at awards event
The cream of North Devon's food and drink industry has been honoured.
The North Devon Food Awards were unveiled the annual Foodfest event held in Barnstaple.
Celebrity chef Michael Caines, of Gidleigh Park, who presented the winners with their awards, said they were a credit to North Devon.
"I'd like to congratulate the winners of the Food Awards, it's a real accolade and recognises the rich food culture and quality of food in North Devon.
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"As a champion of local and regional food, it's brilliant to attend an event which celebrates the diverse range of top quality food producers and retailers in the area."
Aniet van de Sande, owner of Terra Madre at Broomhill, which won best restaurant, said it was a huge honour.
"This is a great thing for us – we are very pleased as we all work so hard."
It is estimated that the event, now in its sixth year, brought in nearly 14,000 visitors and is worth a staggering £229,350 to the local economy.
The results of the food awards are: Best Restaurant, Terra Madre at Broomhill; Best Café, Johns of Appledore; Best Food to Go, Graylings, Fremington; Best Pub, The Bell Inn, Parkham; Best Producer/Retailer, Clovelly Fish; Super Service, Lizzy's Larder, Milton Damerel.