Beverley based T C Patisserie were the only business from the Historic Town to be acknowledged at the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism.
T C Patisserie scooped the award for ‘Remarkable Cuppa’ to ensure the town won something at the awards night which was attended by 500 people.
While Beverley had a number of other businesses and events in the running the night was, unsurprisingly, dominated by Hull fresh of the back of Hull 2017.
Councillor Terry Geraghty, portfolio holder for leisure and tourism at Hull City Council, said: “The REYTA awards continue to be a great opportunity to celebrate the vibrant and booming tourism offer in the region.
“We have had an amazing year as UK City of Culture with tourism figures reaching new records as the popularity of the region continues to grow. I would like to wish all of the nominees luck for the evening, they’re all fantastic examples of what our city and region has to offer.”
And Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards are a celebration of all that is good about the industry locally and recognises the hard work, talent and dedication of those who work in this important industry.
“Now in its ninth year, the REYTAs is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the calendar and is keenly contested each year across 14 categories. I’d like to congratulate all those finalists who have been shortlisted for this year’s event on their stunning achievement.”
There were major highspots throughout the evening; not least the last award of the night, the Passion Award, chosen by the VHEY Board to honour the person or persons making a significant contribution to tourism in Hull and East Yorkshire. This year that honour went to the team of City of Culture Volunteers. Reading out the citation, the host for the evening, Blair Jacobs, of BBC Radio Humberside, described the volunteers as “magnificent”.
He said: “They have undoubtedly been the stars of the UK City of Culture year. Proudly wearing their uniforms, the Volunteers have been seen supporting events across the whole of Hull and East Yorkshire, providing all our visitors with the warmest of welcomes.
The Volunteers now number over 2,400; throughout 2017 they undertook 337,000 hours of volunteering, equivalent to a staggering 38.5 years, which is worth a massive £5.4m.”
Full List Of Winners
Remarkable Newcomer – William’s Den, North Cave
Remarkable Bed & Breakfast/Boutique Guest Accommodation – The Toll Cottage, Cottingham
Remarkable Tourism Event (under 30,000 visitors) – Hull Street Food Nights
Remarkable Self-Catering Property/Provider – Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
Remarkable Restaurant – 1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Hull
HIGHLY COMMENDED – Tapasya, Hull
Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire – Side Oven Bakery, Foston on the Wolds
Remarkable Tourism Event (over 30,000 visitors) – Freedom Festival, Hull
Remarkable Visitor Attraction/Experience – Burton Constable Hall
HIGHLY COMMENDED – Hull New Theatre & Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park
Remarkable Cuppa – T C Patisserie, Beverley
Remarkable Business Tourism Award – Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
HIGHLY COMMENDED – KCOM Stadium, Hull
Remarkable Pub – The Head of Steam, Hull
Remarkable Holiday Park/Holiday Village – Patrington Haven Leisure Park
Remarkable Hotel – Holiday Inn, Hull Marina
Remarkable East Yorkshire Passion Award – City of Culture Volunteers