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Finalists announced for Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2017

The finalists for the annual Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism & Hospitality Awards have been announced.

There are 77 separate organisations shortlisted across the 21 categories including conference venues, visitor attractions, museums, cafes and restaurants, accommodation providers, festivals and events, and market towns.

The awards ceremony will be held at Athena in Leicester on 30 November 2017 and sponsors include Everards, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council. For more information on the awards or to book tickets, visit www.goleicestershire.com/finalists2017

Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicestershire Promotions said: “The value and volume of tourism in Leicestershire continues to increase year-on-year and the finalists for these awards represent the quality of the tourism and hospitality industry that is underpinning this growth.

“We’re delighted to receive applications in such high numbers and the sheer breadth and diversity of the organisations shortlisted means that judging will be even more challenging this year. We wish all of the finalists the best of luck and hope to see them all at the fantastic awards ceremony in November,” continued Martin.

Great Places to Stay (including Innovative Business Tourism partner)
• Thriving Spaces
• Village Farm Getaway
• Eye Kettleby Lakes
• Canbyfield
• Foxton Locks Lodges
• Best Western Plus Ullesthorpe Court Hotel
• Best Wester Premier Yew Lodge Hotel
• The City Rooms
• Kilworth House Hotel
• The Belmont Hotel
• College Court Hotel and Conference Centre
• Horseshoe Cottage Farm
• Prestons Vale Farm
• Abbots Oak
• Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands
• Imago
• Curve
• De Montfort University

Great Places to Eat
• Chutney Ivy
• The Belmont Hotel
• John’s House
• Ascough’s
• Abbots Oak
• Leicester College
• Through the Gate Café
• Farmhouse Kitchen at Manor Farm
• The Belmont Hotel
• The Courtyard Café
• Horseshoe Cottage Farm
• Abbots Oak
• Wistow Café Bistro
• Marco’s at Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel
• The Oat Hill
• Boboli
• PETER And That’s Enough!
• Through The Gate Café
• Bom Bom Patisserie
• Farm Shop at Manor Farm
• Farndon Fields Farm
• The City Rooms
• Kilworth House Hotel
• Ivy’s Vintage Tea Room
• Miss B’s Tearooms
• Café Next Door
• Leicester College
• Eye Kettleby Lakes
• The Real Ale Classroom

Fabulous Things to Do
• Leicester Comedy Festival
• National Space Centre – Return of the Garrison
• Curve Christmas
• Aldi Ashby 20
• Bosworth Medieval Festival
• Foxton Locks Festival
• Leicestershire County Show
• Noye’s Flude at Nevill Holt Opera
• Swadlincote/Ashby Festival of Transport
• Bring the Paint
• Ride Leicester
• Paint the Town Red
• Proms and Picnic in the Park, Coalville
• King Richard III Visitor Centre
• Wistow Maze
• Conkers
• Swadlincote Ski Centre
• Stonehurst Farm
• 1620s House & Gardens at Castle Donington
• National Space Centre
• Stoneywell
• New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
• Foxton Locks
• Hinckley
• Market Harborough
• Melton
• Loughborough
• Lutterworth
• Bradgate Park
• Queens Park, Loughborough
• University of Leicester Botanical Gardens
• Nevill Holt Opera

Proud of our People
• The Belmont Hotel
• 33 Cank Street
• Café Next Door
• Melton Theatre
• Bradgate Park Rangers
• The City Rooms
• Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel
• The BoilerHouse
• College Court
• Loughborough Town Hall
• Imago – Holywell Park
• Fieldsport UK
• Fair Farm Hideaway
• Café Next Door
• Stoneywell Cottage
• Mercure Leicester, The Grand Hotel
• Eye Kettleby Lakes
• Leicester College
• College Court Hotel and Conference Centre
• Nenette’s Chocolates
• Gelato Village
• Knead Good Bread
• Waterloo Farm
• Belvoir Brewery
• Charnwood Cider

Winners of last year’s awards included local hotels, festivals and events, visitor attractions, restaurants, B&Bs, pubs, retailers, conference centres and self-catering accommodation. Stephen Hallam from Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe was crowned the first-ever Leicestershire Tourism Superstar.

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