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The Hertfordshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2018 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.

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.

Richard Young Portrait


Richard Young
Editor, Hertfordshire Life






The 2018 Food and Drink Awards presentation will be held at Henry Moore Studios and Garden on the 24th September 2018, guests will be treated to a sparkling drinks reception and canapes overlooking the wonderful grounds before the awards presentation takes place in the 16th century Tythe Barn.

Start your nominations today by clicking here

Meet our 2018 judges by clicking here

Henry Moore STUDIOS and GARDENS – our 2018 awards venue

The Henry Moore Foundation collection is made up of around 15,000 works including sculpture, maquettes, drawings, prints, tapestries and textiles.

First formed in 1977, when Moore donated all his unsold artwork to the Foundation, our collection is one of the most comprehensive single-artist collections in the world. Enriched over the years by further gifts and acquisitions, today we continue to collect with the aim of making our holdings fully representative of Moore’s entire career.The collection can be widely seen through an extensive programme of international exhibitions and loans. In this way we hope to realise Moore’s original ambition for the Foundation, which had been inspired by the Arts Council’s model of touring exhibitions, to encourage public appreciation of the arts.
Henry Moore Studios and Gardens is located in Perry Green near Bishop’s Stortford. For more information visit