Down the pub and the bar – Sponsored by the Asda

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Gold - Beer



Autumn Brewing ALT BREW NO03 Dark Roast Stout

'This is lovely. I don’t normally like stout but this wins me over.’ ‘Wonderful stout colour: dark, bitter, chocolate, great depth of flavour.’ ’Deep smoky aroma - good bitterness at the end.’ ‘Would make a great treacle cake!'



Daura Marzen Double Malted Beer

‘Rich, malty flavours - very well balanced beer.’ ‘Fantastic aroma - and great rich, strong taste. The sweetness comes through but does not overpower.’ ‘Fruity, full bodied and full of flavour.'



Magic Rock Brewing Fantasma IPA can

‘Very fruit smell - unusual.’ ‘Quite bitter but very tasty - citrusy.’ 'Quite different and I can see this being very popular.'

Silver – Beer

Driftwood Spars Unexpected

'Pale golden colour, fluffy white head, pleasant aroma. Decent mouthfeel, good carbonation. Bitterness remains in a pleasant way – some hoppy notes.'

Autumn Brewing ALT BREW NO02 English Pale Ale

'Fantastic smell – rich and beautiful colour. Treacley taste, yet light. Malt comes through – full of flavour.' 'Nice hop notes on aftertaste.'

Black Isle Brewery Session IPA Goldfinch

'Quite hoppy and bitter – good low alcohol option. A nice smooth drink – can I have some more?'

Brass Castle Brewery Sunshine IPA can

'Good, well balanced citrus flavours. Clean and crisp with quite a bitter aftertaste. Tastes like a traditional beer.'

Daura Pilsner Lager (can)

'Rich golden colour and nice white head. Lovely carbonation and mouthfeel – refreshing. Dry-ish end – leaves me wanting more!'

Bronze – Beer

Monty's Brewery Dark Secret

'Good appearance, aroma, mouthfeel and taste – sustained flavour. Could do with slightly more bitterness but great chocolate malt flavour. Overall a very nice stout.'

Hop Back Brewery Taiphoon Lemongrass Beer

'Very pleasant aroma. Good flavour – neither lemongrass nor coriander dominate. I think it would work well with food.'

Special Awards:

  1. The Innovation Award – Sponsored by Food Matters Live
  2. Retailer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Oakland International
  3. Best Product from a Start Up – Sponsored by Tesco
  4. Freefrom Hero – Sponsored by Lucy Bee

Individual Categories:

  1. Breakfast foods –Sponsored by Integrated Food Projects Ltd
  2. Milk Product Alternatives – Sponsored by House
  3. Breads – Sponsored by Ilumi
  4. Store cupboard – Sponsored by Genius Gluten Free
  5. Superfoods and sports supplements – Sponsored by Tiana Fair Trade Organics
  6. ‘Food to go’ and food for vending – Sponsored by the Allergy+FreeFrom Show
  7. Pasta and Pizza – Sponsored by Sacla
  8. Meaty & Fishy Ready Meals – Sponsored by SYNLAB
  9. Veggie ready meals – Sponsored by Orgran
  10. No Top 14 – Sponsored for 2017 by the Anaphylaxis Campaign
  11. Products made with FODMAP Friendly ingredients – Sponsored by FODMAP Friendly
  12. Down the pub and the bar – Sponsored by the Asda
  13. Savoury Snacks and Crackers – Sponsored by Romer Labs
  14. Foods designed for children – Sponsored by FREEE by Doves Farm
  15. Tea Time! – Sponsored by Prewett's / Northumbrian Fine Foods
  16. Desserts and puddings – Sponsored by Mrs Crimbles
  17. Confectionery and chocolate – Sponsored by Wellaby's
  18. Bars – cereal, fruit, superfood, grain-free etc – Sponsored by Synergis Marketing
  19. FreeFrom Foods for Export – Sponsored by Delamere Dairy
If you have any queries or would like to talk to us about the awards - please email Michelle or Cressida or call on +44 (0)20 7722 2866