Staff celebrate after hall receives Quality award

Sewerby Hall'Is awarded the Visit England Quility Rose Marque'PA1137-15'Pictured'Marie Gascoigne,Eric Robson, Fiona Ramsden, Ben Cawthorn, Jane Evison
Sewerby Hall'Is awarded the Visit England Quility Rose Marque'PA1137-15'Pictured'Marie Gascoigne,Eric Robson, Fiona Ramsden, Ben Cawthorn, Jane Evison

IT was full marks again for Sewerby Hall and Gardens, after they received Quality Assured Visitor Attraction accreditation from tourist body VisitEngland.

All aspects of the hall were assessed on August 16 - with inspectors looking at how staff responded to enquiries, how the venue promotes itself, its facilities and what there is to do, as well as catering and retail.

It is the tenth time the venue has been assessed under the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) and the Hall was again highly praised for offering a great all-round visitor experience.

Marie Gascoigne, facility manager at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, was delighted to receive the accreditation and thanked everyone involved at the venue.

She said: “I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this possible for their valued input in ensuring that Sewerby Hall and Gardens continues to be a jewel in the East Riding’s crown.”

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for rural issues and cultural services, said: “The team at Sewerby Hall and Gardens has worked extremely hard to continue making this great East Riding attraction an even better place to visit.

“I would like to congratulate them on once again achieving the high standards required to earn VAQAS accreditation and would urge visitors and residents to make the trip to Sewerby.”