Finalists for Tourism Awards for Excellence 2019 revealed

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Finalists for Tourism Awards for Excellence 2019 revealed

Visit Worcestershire is thrilled to announce the finalists of this year’s Tourism Awards for Excellence, after receiving a high calibre of applications from businesses across the county.

This year the awards are sponsored by Mighty, a creative marketing company that has recently chosen Worcester as the location for its second office. Mighty has previously worked closely with Worcestershire-based companies, having overseen the rebirth of Chateau Impney and the launch of the Chateau Impney Hill Climb.

“We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the 2019 Tourism Awards for Excellence,” said James Ashe, Mighty’s Managing Partner. “Our past work in Worcestershire has shown us just how important the tourism industry is to the prosperity of the county. Such a contribution should be recognised and we cannot wait to share in the celebrations with this year’s finalists.”

Previous winners have included the likes of Churchfields Saltworks, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Broadway Arts Festival and Croome Cuisine.

The finalists have been selected after the initial sifting process with internal judges, who have commented on the exceptional level of entries this year. The finalists for this year’s Tourism Awards for Excellence are as follows:

B&B and Guest House of the Year

Sponsored by Sutcliffe & Co

Ashbury B&B

Broome Park Farm B&B

Sidney House B&B

Woodlands 159

Best Eating Out Experience

Sponsored by Worcestershire Ambassadors

1919 Restaurant, Cottage in the Wood

L’amuse Bouche

Mulberry Tree Restaurant & Bar

Pensons

Camping, Glamping, Self-Catering and Holiday Park of the Year

Sponsored by One Creative Environments Ltd

Hanley Mill Self-Catering Holiday Cottages

Oakmere Holiday Park

Orchard Getaway

Wanderlust Camping Co

Festival & Event of the Year

Sponsored by OLPRO

Battle of Evesham Festival

Droitwich Spa Food & Drink Festival

Pershore Plum Festival

RHS Malvern

Welland Steam Festival

Hotel of the Year

Sponsored by DRPG

Mount Pleasant Hotel

Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

The Abbey Hotel

The Cotford Hotel

Pub of the Year

Sponsored by mfg Solicitors

The Fleece Inn, Bretforton

The Fox & Hounds at Lulsley

The Manor Arms, Abberley

Visitor Attraction of the Year

Sponsored by Glide Media

Little Owl Farm Park

The Orange Kitchen Cookery School

Worcester Cathedral

 The finalists will now progress to the second stage of judging, and be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony on Tuesday 29 October at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich, for the reveal of 2019’s winners and runners-up.

This year’s host, Hursty, said of the awards: “Why do people in tourism deserve recognition for their hard work? They have to deal with awkward customers, fake trip advisor reviews and the great British weather.

“Anyone who continues to do what they do with a smile on their face and a can-do attitude deserves a knighthood…and these awards come a close second to that. Good luck everyone!”

As well as networking with other finalists and enjoying the opulent afternoon affair, attendees will also be able to take part in a raffle to raise funds for this year’s charity partner, Cash for Kids.

Visit Worcestershire would like to wish good luck to all the finalists, and we look forward to seeing you in October.