Brid’s tourist spots up for prestigious awards

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Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) have announced the shortlist for the sixth annual Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs) with a number of Bridlington based businesses in contention for an award.

Bridlington based businesses in contention for an award.

The hotly anticipated list 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 KC Stadium in Hull, on March 19th.

Among the Bridlington nominees include Sewerby Hall and Gardens and Bondville Model Village for Remarkable Visitor Attraction/Experience as well as Bridlington Spa who are nominated in the Remarkable Conference & Meeting Venue category.

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 the area’s economy, contributing £757 annually. The REYTAs help to support the industry by raising awareness of the superb quality we have to offer visitors.

Andy Gray, tourism manager of Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, said: “We have been setting records ever since the awards began and this year is no exception. Both the numbers and quality of entries have been amazing.”

He said the creation of new categories, including those rewarding both food producers and food providers, better reflected the vibrant tourism market in Hull and East Yorkshire, which continues to attract more and more visitors.

“Equally, having categories for events both large and small allows the awards to better highlight the fantastic range of attractions, festivals and arts events across the region,” Mr Gray said.

“We’ve had more first-time entries this year, which is extremely pleasing, and all of the categories have been keenly contested.

The judges have had a really tough job short listing but I firmly believe the awards really do showcase the very best of what Hull & the East Riding has to offer the visitor. Congratulations and good luck to everyone who has made the shortlist. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved in Hull and East Yorkshire’s tourism industry to join us at the KC Stadium in Hull on March 19 to celebrate the fabulous offering in the region.”

Tickets for the awards evening are available, individually or tables of ten, at £45+ VAT per head.

Details of how to buy these can be found on the website www.visithullandeastriding.com.

Categories and nominees:

Remarkable Bed & Breakfast

Village Farm Bed and Breakfast, Skipsea

The Toll Cottage, Cottingham

Dunedin Country House, Patrington

Newbegin House, Beverley

The Wold Cottage, Wold Newton

Wolds Village, Bainton

Remarkable Conference & Meeting Venue

Holiday Inn, Hull Marina

Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby

Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull

The Spa, Bridlington

Tiger Events - KC Stadium, Hull

Remarkable Cuppa

Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave

Kardomah94, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull

Wolds Village, Bainton

T C Patisserie, Beverley

Vanessa’s Delicatessen & Cafe, Beverley

Remarkable Food Producer

T C Patisserie, Beverley

Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Grange

Great Newsome Brewery, South Frodingham, near Winestead

Staal Smokehouse, Long Riston

Mr Moo’s Real Dairy Ice Cream, Skipsea

Remarkable Pub

The Black Boy, Hull

The Railway, Cottingham

The Black Horse, Little Weighton

Lion and Key, Hull

Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham, near Market Weighton

Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield

Remarkable Food Provider

William’s Farm Kitchen, Freeport, Hornsea

Hull Pie Limited, Hull

Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave

Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School, Southburn, near Driffield

Vanessa’s Delicatessen & Cafe, Beverley

Remarkable Hotel Accommodation

Village Urban Resort, Hull, Priory Park, Hull

Beverley Tickton Grange, Tickton

Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby

Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull

Remarkable Large Tourism Event (over 20,000 people)

Freedom Festival, Hull

Humber Street Sesh, Hull

Summer Exhibition 2014, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Driffield Show

Hull Veterans Weekend

Beverley Festival of Christmas

Remarkable Small Tourism Event (under 20,000 people)

Christmas Festival of Food & Drink, Beverley

Adelphi 30th Anniversary, Hull

Follow the Herring community arts event, Hull

Beverley Georgian Festival

Beverley Puppet Festival

Beverley Races Ladies’ Day

Remarkable Restaurant of the Year

1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Hull

The Nancy Inn, Burton Pidsea

The Star, Sancton

Hide Restaurant, Beverley Tickton Grange, Tickton

Wolds Village, Bainton

Remarkable Self Catering Provider

Estate Escapes, Hotham

Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington

Raywell Hall Country Lodge Park, Raywell

Field House Farm Cottages, Sewerby

High Barn Cottages, Bempton

Remarkable Sustainable Tourism Award

High Barn Cottages, Bempton

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington

Wolds Village, Bainton

Remarkable Visitor Attraction/Experience

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, Pocklington

One Stop Golf, National Avenue, Hull

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Bondville Model Village, Sewerby

Sewerby Hall and Gardens