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2016's Rural Oscars finalists for the South West

The South West’s finalists in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with businesses from across the region going head to head for a regional title and a shot at national glory.

The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are now in their twelfth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. This year we received over 7,500 nominations, meaning these finalists truly are the best of the best. The Awards are public-nomination led across five categories:  

  • Local Food & Drink
  • Village Shop/ Post Office
  • Tourism Enterprise
  • Farm Enterprise
  • Butcher

The finalists in the 2016 Rural Oscars in the South West are: Local food/ drink category

Village shop / Post Office category

Tourism enterprise category

Farm enterprise category


  Notes to:

  • Each business will receive a visit from judges.
  • Regional winners will be announced in February and will advance to the national finals.
  • Our regions are: South West, South East, East, Midlands, North, Wales.
  • The Parliamentary reception will be held at the House of Lords in London on Wednesday 22nd March 2017
  • Follow the Awards on Twitter @CAAwards and use the hashtag #RuralOscars