REYTA Tourism Awards Shortlist Announced

REYTA Tourism Awards Shortlist Announced
REYTA Tourism Awards Shortlist Announcedn

Hull and East Yorkshire’s premier tourism awards, the REYTAs, have achieved record entries yet again.

And such was the quality, the organisers, Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) had to introduce an additional category during the short-listing process because of the “overwhelming” numbers vying for the honour of Remarkable Tourism Event.

Paul Vinsen, event co-ordinator said;

“The number of entries submitted and the quality of them was truly remarkable,” 

“The standard gets better each year across all the categories but in the case of the Remarkable Tourism Event we had so many good ones we took the decision to create two awards – for events attracting under 30,000 visitors and over 30,000.”

In the under 30,000 category, the Rod Stewart concert at the KCOM Stadium in Hull is up against such diverse attractions as Bridlington Seafood Festival, the Driffield Agricultural Show, Cottingham Food & Drink Festival and Beverley Puppet Festival, while in the larger category finalists are Made in Hull, which made headlines during the first week of Hull City of Culture, and three other Hull festivals – Freedom, Humber Street Sesh and the Amy Johnson Festival.

The hotly-anticipated list for the 2017 Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (the REYTAs), announced today, features some of Hull and East Yorkshire’s finest attractions, restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, accommodation providers and tourism experiences.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at The Spa, Bridlington on March 30th.
Regarded as the tourism “Oscars”, the REYTAs honour the brightest and best in this region’s tourism industry and celebrate the enormous achievements of businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire.

Tourism is a vital part of this area’s economy, contributing £797 million annually. The REYTAs help to support the industry by raising awareness of the superb quality on offer to visitors.

In total, finalists in 15 categories are being announced today with a 16th award, the Remarkable East Yorkshire Passion Award, being given on the night to the person considered to have made a significant contribution to tourism in the region.

New categories unveiled this time include the Remarkable Family Friendly Experience, which was open to to any food service, accommodation provider or visitor attraction that specialises in serving the family market, and the Remarkable Hull and East Yorkshire Passion Award for Arts and Culture

Andy Gray, tourism manager of Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted with the response to this year’s REYTAs with a record number of entries making 2017 the most competitive ever.

“We have some outstanding businesses and organisations on the shortlist which will make the mystery shoppers’ task very difficult in finding the winners.”

Tickets for the awards evening are available, individually or tables of ten, at £50 + VAT per head. Visit the VHEY website (


Remarkable Bed & Breakfast:

The Toll Cottage, Cottingham
Highfield Farm B&B, Southburn, near Driffield
Wold Cottage, Wold Newton
Wolds Village, Bainton

Remarkable Conference and Meeting Venue:

KCOM Stadium, Hull
Mercure Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
Village Hotel Club, Hull
Bishop Burton College
Hallmark Hotel,

Remarkable Cuppa/Afternoon Tea:

Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave
Lempicka Cafe & Bistro, Beverley
T C Patisserie, Beverley
Tickton Grange Country Hotel, Tickton
Wolds Village, Bainton

Remarkable Family Friendly Experience:

Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield, near Hornsea
Smile Cafe & Play Barn at The Mile Farm Shop, Pocklington
Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Remarkable Holiday Park/Holiday Village:

Cowden Holiday Park
Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton
Sand le Mere Holiday Village, Tunstall
Patrington Haven Leisure Park
Far Grange Park & Golf Club, Skipsea

Remarkable Hotel of the Year:

Mercure Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
Mercure Hull
The Lowther Hotel, Goole
Holiday Inn, Hull Marina
Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby

Remarkable Newcomer:

Little Otchan Shepherd’s Hut, Halsham
Butt Farm Caravan & Campsite, Beverley
Tapasya@Marina, Hull
The Head of Steam, Hull
North Star Club, Houghton Moor Wood, Sancton
North Beach Fish & Chips, Bridlington

Remarkable Restaurant:
The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley
Tapasya (Beverley Road), Hull
1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, Hull
1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Hull
Hide Restaurant, , Tickton
The Black Horse, Little Weighton

Remarkable Self-Catering Provider/Property:

Acorn Glade, Melbourne
Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
Choose Amuse, Walkington
Nordham Cottages,
Field House Farm Cottages, Sewerby
High Barn Cottages, Bempton

Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire:

Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave
The Yorkshire Wagyu Company, Tibthorpe
Hull Pie, Hull
Laurel Vine Vineyard and Winery, Aike, near Driffield
T Soanes & Son (Poultry), Middleton on the Wolds
Great Newsome Brewery, South Frodingham

Remarkable Small Tourism Event (under 30,000 people):

Rod Stewart at the KCOM Stadium, Hull
Bridlington Seafood Festival
Driffield Agricultural Show
Cottingham Food & Drink Festival
Beverley Puppet Festival

Remarkable Large Tourism Event (more than 30,000 people):

Made in Hull
Freedom Festival, Hull
Humber Street Sesh, Hull
Amy Johnson Festival, Hull
Beverley Food Festival

Remarkable Visitor Attraction/Experience:

East Riding Leisure Bridlington
Burton Constable Hall
Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington
Beverley Racecourse
The Yorkshire Belle, Bridlington

Remarkable Pub:

Duke of York, Skirlaugh
Furley & Co., Hull
The Humber Tavern, Paull
The Lion & Key, Hull
The Old House, Hull

Remarkable Hull & East Yorkshire Passion Award for Arts and Culture:

Castaway Theatre, Goole
Hull Truck Theatre
Rick Welton
Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

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