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Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017: Newcomer of the Year

PUBLISHED: 11:06 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 25 July 2017

We reveal our Newcomer of the Year

We reveal our Newcomer of the Year


We reveal our Newcomer of the Year

This award is open to businesses that have started a new venture in the food and/or drink industry in the past 18 months. We want to know what impact it has made on the local community, success so far and plans for the future.

The finalists...

Three Piece Bar, Kings Langley

Three Piece Bar is a professional, mobile bartending service established by Alexander Legret and Daniel Twine to raise the standard of cocktails in Hertfordshire. They create bespoke drinks menus and custom graphic designs that are uniquely tailored to match any event theme.

Hampson Park Coffee Shop

This friendly coffee shop is run by the Pin Green Community Association, staffed by local people for the community of Pin Green, Hampson Park and surrounding areas in Stevenage. It offers good quality food and drinks at affordable prices.

Puddingstone Distillery, Wilstone

Puddingstone Distillery officially launched in November 2016. Founded by husband and wife team, Ben and Kate Marston, it is Hertfordshire’s first gin distillery and home of award-winning Campfire Gin – Spirit of the Outdoors.

The Oak, Stanstead Abbotts

The Oak is a fish-led gastro pub. It also offers a range of cocktails, fine wines and craft beers. Staff said they are hugely passionate about sustainability and local produce which is reflected in the menus.

And the winner is...

Puddingstone Distillery, Wilstone

Puddingstone Distillery is home to Campfire Gin. The award-winning gin is produced in small batches using 10 botanicals carefully selected by Ben and Kate Marsden. The couple are inspired by the spirit of the outdoors.


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