It has undoubtedly been an incredibly difficult year for everyone, but particularly those in the tourism or hospitality sectors. Onwards and upwards for all Devon businesses and what we hope will be a bumper 2021 summer season!
Owens Coffee were very proud to sponsor the Best Café category in the Devon Tourism Awards again for 2020. We are not only passionate about organic, great tasting coffee, but great cafes too. There were two finalists this time around; The Curious Kitchen and Fishcombe Cove Café. Driftwood Coffee Shop in Barnstaple received a Commended award.
This year the awards were hosted ‘virtually’ which sounded like an odd format, but was actually rather good. We put a posh frock on, but were able to continue with our daily footwear of choice: our slippers!! The team at the Devon Tourism Awards pulled together some great video footage and the presentation of the awards was seamless and great fun. Our thanks goes out to them for ensuring the awards still took place.
Owens Coffee attending the Devon Tourism Awards 2020:
The independent panel of judges work tirelessly throughout the year and are past winners, industry leaders and experts in their field. They are selected for their impartiality, experience and suitability for each category. As well as looking at the individual business and its offering, they look closely at entrants' online presence, information provided to encourage visitors, online reputation and reviews.
The Curious Kitchen in Brixham won Silver in our sponsored category, Best Café. This is very much deserved. Not only do they serve amazing food and drink with special pop up evenings held throughout the year (under 'normal' circumstances), they have been open throughout all 3 lockdowns offering a takeaway service to everyone out on their daily exercise. Brilliant! Well done to all the team.
Fishcombe Cove Café is in a idyllic spot, and took the Gold award. Massive congratulations to them. Fishcombe is a superb alfresco café, serving locally sourced and home made food, and drinks of the highest quality. Pop along for a swim in the lovely little cove and enjoy the tasty treats they have on offer afterwards. Dogs are most welcome too, so you can take your four legged best friend along.
Brixham should be really proud to have two winning cafes that stand out from the crowd and who have both been recognised for their hard work, consistently high quality food and service.
We are delighted for them both and know the award will only assist in their marketing efforts throughout the coming year. We wish them every success moving forward as the country comes out of lockdown, and encourage you to try them both!
The event was also a great success for some of our own Owens Coffee customers. A massive congratulations from us goes out to:
Harford Bridge Park - Bronze - Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award
Three Crowns, Chagford - Gold - Pub of the Year
The Waterfront, Plymouth - Silver - Pub of the Year
Gara Rock Hotel - Bronze for Restaurant of the Year, Bronze for Small Hotel of the Year and Silver for Wedding Venue of the Year!
Cofton Park- Highly Commended - Holiday Park of the Year
It goes without saying that we think you should have all the above on your list of must-visits when we are all able to do so!
A huge well done to all of the finalists in this years' awards, and we hope to see you again at the next one!