Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards

The Hertfordshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2017 is a celebration of the county’s superb food and drink industry.

Building on a proud heritage of farming, brewing and fruit growing, the county today has some of the best producers, suppliers, specialists, chefs and restaurants in the country.

The industry makes a vital contribution to the county’s economic success and the health, wellbeing and happiness of its residents.

From independent butchers, bakers and farm shops to much-loved pubs, vibrant cafes and fine dining restaurants, the Hertfordshire Life Food and Drink Awards recognises and celebrates them all.

Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success with hundreds of nominations creating a tough task for our panel of independent industry judges who shortlisted each category and then visited the finalists. The awards lunch at Sopwell House in St Albans was attended by more than 160 people.

All finalists will receive extensive coverage, not only in Hertfordshire Life, but in our Herts newspaper partners The Herts Advertiser, the Comet series, Welwyn Hatfield Times and the Royston Crow.

To nominate your favourite places or your own business in this exciting celebration of the county’s food and drink, read on.

Richard Young,

Editor, Hertfordshire Life

Richard Young Portrait



Richard Young,
Hertfordshire Life Editor


The winners of the inaugural Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at Sopwell House in St Albans.

Click here to see a list of the 2016 finalists and winners.

Click here to see the gallery of images from the event.

See below for last years’ features in Hertfordshire Life magazine on the event.

 Our Headline Partners

Read the latest feature on our headline sponsors below. Simply click the image.


 Our Judges

Read the latest feature on our judges below. Simply click the image.

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Our Finalists

Read the latest feature on our finalists below. Simply click image.

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