Beverley has reason to celebrate after winning two awards at the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards.
At a special night attended by 500 people the Remarkable Hotel Accommodation was won by Beverley Tickton Grange while the Beverley Food Festival won an accolade for Remarkable Large Tourism Event over 20,000 visitors.
Andy Gray, VHEY’s tourism manager, described it as “a remarkable event to celebrate a remarkable industry which contributes over £771 million annually to the Hull and East Yorkshire economy and provides employment for over 17,000 people.”
Judges who had the task of picking winners from over 75 entries across a range of categories said about the Food Festival, an event organised by Beverley Town Council;
“Beginning in 2006 with 16 stalls it now has 110 as well as a Chefs’ Food Theatre Marquee. It attracts many outside visitors that often stay overnight and make a weekend of it to enjoy Beverley and its surroundings.”
The Tickton Grange Hotel was also praised by the judges for its service, quality of food and the venue, they said;
“Beautiful well-appointed rooms and bathrooms with that touch of luxury which makes every guest feel special. The Whymant family’s ongoing programme of improvement means that they continue to be at the top of their game.”
Mr Gray added;
“The REYTAs both recognise and celebrate those businesses and individuals that work so hard to make our tourism industry in Hull & East Yorkshire the force that it is today.”
“These awards allow us to showcase all that is remarkable about tourism in Hull and East Yorkshire and we certainly have plenty to celebrate.”
“The quality of our entries this year has been incredible. The bar has definitely been raised which can only be good for Hull and East Yorkshire as we strive to compete in a very competitive marketplace and prepare for the City of Culture and 2017.”
“I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners across all the categories; these awards are a fitting tribute to your hard work and dedication.”
“I’d also like to thank all those who were shortlisted. Being a finalist at the REYTAs is a great achievement and demonstrates the high standard of businesses we have operating within our tourism industry.”
Remarkable Bed and Breakfast: The Wold Cottage, Wold Newton.
Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire: Great Newsome Brewery, South Frodingham.
Highly Commended: The Yorkshire Wagyu Company, Tibthorpe.
Remarkable Holiday Park/Holiday Village: Burton Constable Holiday Park & Arboretum.
Remarkable Newcomer: Boxtree House Boutique B&B, North Newbald.
Highly commended: Cocoa Chocolatier & Patisserie, Hull.
Remarkable Hotel Accommodation: Beverley Tickton Grange.
Remarkable Visitor Attraction/Experience: RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Hull Truck Theatre (joint winners).
Remarkable Self Catering Provider: Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington.
Remarkable Small Tourism Event (under 20,000 visitors): Hull Trinity Festival.
Remarkable Cuppa: Folly Lake Cafe, Walkington.
Remarkable Conference and Meeting Venue: The Spa, Bridlington.
Remarkable Pub: The Black Horse, Little Weighton.
Highly commended: The Minerva, Hull.
Remarkable Restaurant of the Year, 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, Hull.
Remarkable Large Tourism Event (over 20,000 visitors): Beverley Food Festival.
Remarkable East Yorkshire Passion Award: Paul Schofield, Hull tour guide.
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