THE Best Café or Tearoom will go to the best independent café or tea room that stands apart from others with particular emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients.

The three finalists are: Cafe @ All Saints, De Koffie Pot and Trumpet Corner Tearoom and Gallery.

Cafe @ All Saints is based in a beautiful church in High Street in Hereford.

Bill Sewell, from the cafe, said: "We've been a leader in celebrating and promoting Herefordshire and its produce since we opened 20 years ago.

"We are a key community hub in Hereford, not only with our links to All Saints Church, but also as both an informal meeting place for a huge number of local groups and also as a venue for music, magic, comedy and more."

They use bacon, sausages and pork from the Tudge family, Perroche and Ragstone cheese and creme fraiche from Neal's Yard Creamery at Dorstone, Wye Valley beer and Dunkertons cider.

They also use seasonal vegetables from Hereford Community farm, free range chicken from Springfield Poultry, beef from Neil Powell's butchers, smoked salmon from Severn and Wye smokery, free range eggs from Preston-on-Wynne, and milk and cream from Bartonsham farm.

De Koffie Pot at the Left Bank has become a special destination cafe in the centre of Hereford city.

Gary Waring, from De Koffie Pot, said: "Our art students use it as their Students Union, dog walkers use it as a pit stop and tourists drop off between our two greatest city sights, namely the cathedral and the Old Bridge.

"Two friends might meet up for coffee and a cake or 1,200 ardent football fans might watch our big screens to see England do themselves proud in the World Cup semi final."

They use produce from Ogleby Butchers, Peter Cooks Bread, Neil Powell butchers, Country Flavours, James Gourmet Coffee, Trumpers Tea, Kelsmor Dairy and Lane Cottage Produce.

Trumpet Corner Tearoom and Gallery cater for any special dietary requirements and quality is their top priority.

Jo Stephens, from the tearoom, said: "We include our all local ethos throughout our two art galleries. We showcase 15 local artists and support local schools and charities.

"Our most recent charity event was hosted by Kate Bliss, BBC Bargain Hunt, when we raised a fantastic £1,800 in aid of St Michael's Hospice."

Their local produce include Trumpers loose leaf tea, Mays free range eggs in Ledbury, meat from D T Wallers in Ledbury, hand picked salad leaves from Lane Cottage Produce, milk and cream from Bartonsham Dairies, jams and chutneys from Myrtles, apple juice from Jus in Ledbury, Pixley berries and season cordials in Ledbury, Heartsease Radnor Hills, coffee from James Gourmet in Ross and icecream from Hillbrooks.