Worcestershire’s best tourism businesses crowned at Tourism Awards!

Tourism and hospitality businesses are celebrating after the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards 22/23.

A total of 37 finalists were shortlisted by expert judges, with 14 winners being awarded for their service to the sector.

Sponsored by Pear Communications, the glamorous awards evening, hosted by comedian, actor and author, Hal Cruttenden, took place at Treetops Pavilion, West Midland Safari Park.

The event attracted 250 guests and included a Worcestershire-inspired menu.

The evening represented a chance to commemorate the excellence of Worcestershire’s tourism offering, which is an important asset to the county’s economy and creates thousands of jobs.

The winners will now be automatically put forward to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence for the chance for Worcestershire businesses to be highlighted at a national level.

Aztec Adventure were awarded the esteemed Winner of Winner’s Award for its unique experience and continued growth of the business which has resulted in the opening of new sites attracting more visitors and generating new jobs.

The accolade provides a great finale to the evening acknowledging the highest-scoring finalist and outstanding feedback from the judging process.

The awards ceremony was the second to be hosted since the pandemic and the event is now set to be an annual occasion in the tourism calendar.

Entries for the next year’s Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards are set to open in April and Visit Worcestershire are asking all tourism and hospitality businesses in the county to get involved.

Further details can be found on the Visit Worcestershire website.

List of Winners

Business Events Venue of the Year

Winner

Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

Highly Commended

Crumplebury

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

Winner

Rowley Farm Holidays

Highly Commended

Crossbrook Farm Historic Estate

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

Winner

Hopley’s Family Camping

Highly Commended

By the Red Phone Box Glamping and Camping

B&B and Guest House of the Year Award

Winner

The Hadley Bowling Green

Highly Commended

Woodlands 159

Hotel of the Year

Winner

Cottage in the Wood, Malvern

Highly Commended

The Wood Norton

Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award

Winner

Treeopia

Highly Commended

Attwell Farm Park

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner

Aztec Adventure

Highly Commended

Churchfields Farm

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner

West Midland Safari Park

Highly Commended

Severn Valley Railway and Attwell Farm Park

New Tourism Business of the Year

Winner

Bluebell Retreat Glamping

Highly Commended

Wittering SUP

Resilience and Innovation Award

Winner

Forge Mill Needle Museum

Highly Commended

The Valley, Evesham

Experience of the Year

Winner

Wittering SUP

Highly Commended

Aztec Adventure

Pub of the Year

Winner

The Queen Elizabeth Inn

Highly Commended

The Flyford and The Hadley Bowling Green

Taste of Worcestershire Award

Winner

Pensons at the Netherwood Estate

Highly Commended

All’Angelo, Droitwich

Winner of Winner’s Award

Aztec Adventure