THE finale of the Hereford Times Food and Drink Awards 2018 was held at Lyde Arundel last night.

It was a spectacular evening which celebrated the food and drink producers in our county.

Through the awards we aimed to recognise the passion and dedication in 11 categories which reflect the wide diversity of food and drink produced and served locally.

The winners are:

Best Butcher of the Year: Ogleby Butchers

Best Café/Tearoom: De Koffie Pot

Best Dairy Producer: Monkland Cheese Dairy

Best Brewer: Swan Brewery

Best Restaurant/Dining Pub: The Riverside Inn at Aymestrey

Best Cider Producer: Celtic Marches Beverages

Community Pub of the Year: The Pandy Inn

Best Independent Food and Drink Retailer: The Green Bean Shop

Best Drinks Producer (non cider/ale/beer): Black Mountain Botanicals

Best Farm Shop: Pengethley Farm Shop

Best Food Product (no dairy): Myrtle's Kitchen

Food and Drink Business of the Year (overall winner): The Riverside Inn at Aymestrey