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Leicestershire Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2018

Here are the Winners

The winners have been announced for this year's Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

108 tourism businesses from across Leicester and Leicestershire have reached the finals of this year’s Awards. with some of these businesses achieving multiple nominations, there were 153 finalists in the 22 categories in the 2018 awards.

At a sparkling gala awards ceremony with a Rio de Janeiro theme, held at the Athena in Leicester on Thursday 29th November the winners were announced.

Most Enjoyable Stay - Self Catering


WINNER
: Brook Meadow

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Foxton Locks Lodges
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Eye Kettleby
COMMENDED: Fair Farm Hideaway
COMMENDED: Boutique Narrowboats


Most Enjoyable Stay - Guest House

WINNER: Holywell House


Most Enjoyable Stay - Hotel

WINNER: College Court

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Best Western Plus Ullesthorpe Court Hotel
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Belmont Hotel


Most Innovative Business Tourism Partner

WINNER: Bruntingthorpe Events

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Imago
COMMENDED: National Space Centre


Best Formal Dining Experience

WINNER: The White Peacock

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Taste Restaurant at Leicester College


Best Leicestershire Breakfast

WINNER: Tithe Barn, Cosby

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Cafe Next Door


Best Casual Dining Experience

WINNER: Boboli Restaurant

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lakeside Bistro and Tearoom
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Winstanley House


Best Local Food Retailer/Farm Shop

WINNER: Waterloo Cottage Farm

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Farndon Fields Farm


Best Afternoon Tea

WINNER: The Cafe Next Door

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lakeside Bistro and Tearooms
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Farmer's Den, Stonehurst Family Farm
COMMENDED: Rose Cottage Tearooms
COMMENDED: Tyler's Tearooms


Outstanding Contribution to Gastonomy 

WINNER: John Duffin


Best Pub Experience

WINNER: The Real Ale Classroom

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Griffin Inn


Best Cocktail

WINNER: The White Peacock

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Fish and the Chip


Best Customer Service

WINNER: Lakeside Bistro & Tearoom

HIGHLY COMMENDED: College Court
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Barkers Interiors


Best Team

WINNER: The Link Hotel

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Field Sport UK
COMMENDED: Century Theatre
COMMENDED: Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel


Most Inspiring Manager

WINNER: James Webster - The White Horse

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Esme Ditano - The White Peacock


Rising Star

WINNER: Harry Sutton - John's House

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Olivia Azzouzi - King Richard III Visitor Centre
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Christ Hewitt - College Court
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mark Barker - Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel


Best Local Food & Drink Producer

WINNER: Gelato Village

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cocoa Amore
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Bee Farmer


Favourite Festival or Event – Paid

WINNER: Timber - National Forest

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bosworth Medieval Festival


Favourite Festival or Event - Free

WINNER: Market Bosworth Festival Big Weekend

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Market Harborough Carnival
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Snap Dragon Festival


Favourite Event

WINNER: Loughborough Fair


Great Day Out - Activity

WINNER: Archery Legends

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Field Sport UK


Great Day Out - Small Visitor Attraction

WINNER: Stonehurst Family Farm

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Wistow Maze


Great Day Out - Large Visitor Attraction

WINNER: National Space Centre

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twycross Zoo


Best Night Out 

WINNER: Haunted Heritage

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Loughborough Town Hall


Best Shopping Experience

WINNER: Ashby de la Zouch

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Loughborough
COMMENDED: Ferrers Gallery

Best Town or Village

WINNER: Market Harborough

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ashby de la Zouch

Best Outdoor Experience

WINNER: Greenwood Days

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Heather Scarecrow Festival

 

2018 Tourism Superstar

WINNER: James Bowie

 

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WINNER: Great Day Out - Small Visitor Attraction

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WINNER: Innovation - Bruntingthorpe Events

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WINNER: Free Event - Loughborough Fair

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WINNER: Best Casual Dining Experience - Boboli

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WINNER: Inspiring Manager - James Webster, The White Horse

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