In 2019, the Western Daily Press launches its fifth Food and Farming Awards, celebrating the best of the West Country – and some of the best in the UK. The counties of Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Devon have some of the country’s most famous businesses and brands, and the Western Daily Press is always right behind them.

From field to plate, we want to celebrate every step of this vital industry that underpins the region’s economy and plays
such a massive part in the daily lives of those that live here.

This year we are delighted to welcome the Royal Bath & West as our new title sponsor. The Royal Bath & West Society is the oldest agricultural society in the country and has been supporting farmers ever since. It has always played a role in driving innovation in food and farming, with the annual Royal Bath & West Show, a brilliant place to share ideas. It’s a perfect fit for the Western Daily Press Food and Farming Awards.

In May, we’ll be gathering together the region’s top food and drink producers and purveyors – and you could be among them. Whether it’s a single farmer, a large agribusiness, a cook in a pub or a brewer of some of the region’s famous tipples, we want to hear about the most deserving. Put forward your nomination and help us reward the people who make the West Country so special..