Winners of Bridport Front of House Awards 2016

Posted on Nov 18, 2016

Please find below the winners of this year’s Bridport Local Food Group Front of House Awards.   The winner of each category received a plaque and £50 cash and the runner up received a plaque and £25 cash.

This year the awards
were presented by Arthur Watson.  For over 50 years Arthur and his wife Jan, ran the Riverside Restaurant in West Bay and last year they both received the British Empire Medal for their services to the hospitality industry in the West Country.   Arthur reminded the audience of the importance of having good Front of House service. “A good front of house team is vital to a successful business.   You can have the best kitchen, the best chef and be selling the best food and drink products but if your customers are not greeted properly and looked after efficiently while they’re with you, they are unlikely to be your customers for long”   He congratulated all those that had been nominated and praised the Bridport Local Food Group for introducing the award, now in its third year.

Front of House Awards went to the following:

Public House

Winner                 Jane McMasters,  Ilchester Arms, Symondsbury

Runner up           Marie Painter, Loders Arms,  Loders

Team:                   The Ropemakers, Bridport


Winner:                 Grace Butt, West Bay Tea Rooms

Runner Up:         Emily Humble-Smith, Citrus Grove Cafe

Team:                   West Bay Tea Room


Winner:                 Sarah Puddy, The Bull Hotel, Bridport

Runner Up:         David Crooks, The Station Kitchen, West Bay

Team:                   The Bull Hotel

Take Away

Winner:                 Natalie Coatsworth, Longs Fish & Chips, Bridport

Runner Up:          Rachel Kingston, Rachel’s Kiosk, West Bay

Team:                     Longs Fish and Chips

Food  & Drink Retail

Winner:                 Sue English, Fruits of the Earth, Bridport

Runner Up:          Carl Sims, Washingpool Farm Shop, Bridport

Team:                     Framptons Butchers, Bridport