Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards 2016

The Essex Life Fine Food and Drink Awards 2016 took place on Thursday 29th September at Downhall Country House Hotel, with over 180 guests in attendance the evening celebrated everything wonderful about Essex food and drink.

The 2017 awards will open for entry next March, please check for updates here or in the Essex Life magazine.

Nominations are now open for the Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards and this is your chance to tell us who you think should win.

The Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Awards are now established as the most prestigious food and drink awards within the county and aim to celebrate all that is great about our local food and drink industry, giving valuable recognition to producers, growers, suppliers and hospitality venues across the region.

To choose the very best winners in each category we are looking to you, our readers, to nominate who you think deserves a chance to win these coveted awards. So, if you have had a special meal in an Essex restaurant or pub, been impressed with the produce and service at a local farm shop or cafe, or have a favourite food or drink that is produced in the county, then let us know.

There are 11 categories to enter covering a broad range of activities across the food and drink industry, and remember, if your favourite isn’t entered, it can’t win!

Finalists will be selected by a panel of expert judges and the winner will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath.