Over 100 people from tourism businesses in the two counties arrived at the Visit Worcestershire and Visit Herefordshire Tourism Awards for Excellence, to hear the announcement of the Winners, Highly Commended and Commended for each of the 12 categories unveiled for this year’s awards.
The event was opened by Pauline Knott, Director of Sales and Marketing at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, and attendees also heard from overall sponsors Glide Media and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) before the announcement of the winners.
The Visit Worcestershire Winners were:
•Best Conference Venue, sponsored by Worcestershire Business Central – Worcestershire County Cricket Club
•Best Eating Out, sponsored by Worcestershire County Cricket Club – Feli’s Bar & Restaurant
•Best Festival or Event, sponsored by Area Entertainments – Broadway Arts Festival
•Best Food Producer, sponsored by Worcestershire Ambassadors – Croome Cuisine
•Best Guest Accommodation, sponsored by Quality in Tourism – Sidney House
•Best Hotel, sponsored by Thomas Carroll – The Abbey Hotel
•Best Self Catering, sponsored by Baldur Digital – Hop Pickers’ House at Brook Farm
•Best Sustainable Business, sponsored by Forest Holidays – Churchfields Saltworks
•Best Touring, Camping and Holiday Park, sponsored by OLPRO – Hidden Valley Camping
•Best Tourism Pub, sponsored by Celtic Marches – Queen Elizabeth Inn
•Best Visitor Attraction, sponsored by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust – The Commandery
The Queen Elizabeth Inn, Elmley Castle, won Best Tourism Pub.
Winners are provisionally eligible to apply to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2019 when applications go live later in the year, to view the full list of finalists, including those who won their category or were awarded Highly Commended or Commended, please visit the VisitWorcestershire website here.