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Finalists Revealed For East Yorkshire Tourism Awards

Finalists Revealed For East Yorkshire Tourism Awards

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 31st January 2020.

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire has announced the finalists of this year's Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards.

Current champions are going head to head with first-time finalists in the battle to be crowned the “best of the best”.

In total, 78 businesses and attractions will be represented at an awards night at Bridlington Spa on Thursday March 19.

This year is the 11th time the awards have been held but for the first time they are being run in association with the national Visit England Awards and eligible winners will be automatically put forward to the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2020.

Will Hall, interim tourism manager for Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, said they had been “stunned” by the quality of entries.

He said:

“Tourism plays such an important part in making Hull and East Yorkshire such a wonderful place to live and visit.

The feedback we get from day visitors and holidaymakers makes us proud and shows just how far we have come since the first awards were held eleven years ago.

This is a remarkable event to celebrate a remarkable industry which contributes over £866 million annually to the Hull and East Yorkshire economy and provides employment for over 18,000 people. The awards showcase the very best that Hull and East Yorkshire have to offer."

In total, seven current champions have made it through to the finals again when 16 awards will be presented, including one bestowed by the VHEY Board, honouring an individual who has made a significant contribution to tourism in the region.

Flamborough’s New Year’s Eve Fire Festival, which has attracted more than 15,000 visitors from all over the country to witness the torchlight procession, fireworks display and the burning of a Viking longship, is also through to the final of the Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year, where it is up against last year’s winner, Humber Street Sesh, plus two other Hull festivals (Freedom and Pride) and Tribfest, the world’s biggest tribute band music festival, which is held annually in the grounds of Sledmere House.

Councillor Shaun Horton, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure, said:

"I am absolutely delighted to see that around 30 of these shortlisted venues are in the East Riding, and I send my congratulations to every single one of them on reaching this stage, which is an achievement in itself. It is particularly pleasing to see such a wide range of destinations reflected in the list, from Stamford Bridge across to Tunstall. Good luck to all the venues involved!"

Here is the full list of the finalists:

Remarkable Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

  • Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
  • Hull Truck Theatre
  • Hull Minster

Remarkable B&B and Guest House of the Year

  • The Wold Cottage, Wold Newton
  • The Toll Cottage, Cottingham
  • Newbegin House, Beverley
  • Wolds Village, Bainton

Remarkable Business Events Venue of the Year

  • Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby
  • Bonus Arena, Hull
  • Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
  • Tigers Events at the KCOM Stadium, Hull
  • Bishop Burton College
  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull

Remarkable Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

  • Sand le Mer, Tunstall
  • Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton
  • South Cliff Holiday Park, Bridlington
  • Manor Farm Camping, Woodmansey
  • Butt Farm Caravan & Campsite, Beverley

Remarkable Cuppa

  • The Granary at Rustic Riddle, Ulrome
  • Drewtons Farm Shop and Restaurant, South Cave
  • The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe, Gate Helmsley
  • Wolds Village, Bainton
  • White Rabbit Chocolatiers, Beverley

Remarkable Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

  • Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
  • William’s Den, North Cave
  • Bridlington Animal Park
  • Yorkshire Water Tophill Low Nature Reserve, near Watton

Remarkable Experience of the Year

  • Hotham’s Gin School, Hull
  • What Was Here? mobile app, Beverley
  • Atom Brewing Co, Hull
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Spurn Point
  • Oresome Jewellery, Hull
  • Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Remarkable Hotel of the Year

  • Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby
  • Saltmarshe Hall, Saltmarshe, near Howden
  • Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
  • Loftsome Bridge Hotel, Wressle
  • Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club, South Cave
  • Village Hotel, Hull

Remarkable Local Producer Award

  • Hotham’s Distillery, Hull
  • Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby
  • Cherry View Milk, Cherry Burton
  • Atom Brewing Co, Hull
  • Soanes Poultry, Middleton on the Wolds
  • Humber Street Distillery Co, Hull

Remarkable New Tourism Business Award

  • Bonus Arena, Hull
  • Wolds Way Holiday Cottages, Cottingham
  • Rupert & Darwin, Hull
  • The Granary at Rustic Riddle, Ulrome
  • What Was Here? mobile app, Beverley
  • Bridlington Escape

Remarkable Pub of the Year

  • The Lion and Key, Hull
  • The Ship Inn, Sewerby
  • Atom Brewing Co @ The Corn Exchange, Hull
  • The Minerva, Hull
  • The Old House, Hull

Remarkable Restaurant Award

  • Rustics, Bridlington
  • Rupert & Darwin, Hull
  • Parisi Restaurant, Ulrome
  • Ambiente Tapas, Hull
  • Tapasya @ Marina, Hull
  • Humber Fish Co, Hull

Remarkable Self Catering Accommodation of the Year

  • Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
  • Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton
  • Grange Farm Cottages, Wressle
  • Wolds Way Holiday Cottages, Cottingham
  • North Kingsfield Holiday Cottages, Bridlington
  • Bessingby Mews Holiday Cottages, Bridlington

Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year

  • Freedom Festival, Hull
  • Pride in Hull, Hull
  • Tribfest, Sledmere
  • Humber Street Sesh, Hull
  • Flamborough Fire Festival

Remarkable Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • William’s Den, North Cave
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens
  • Bridlington Escape
  • Sledmere House


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