Winner of Best Experience - Everards Brewery Tours

Leicestershire Promotions Tourism & Hospitality Awards

The Gala Awards Night took place at Athena in Leicester on November 24th, 2022. See a list of winners below.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards

A winner was awarded for each category, with the judges also awarding a small number of Highly Commended and commended certificates in a few categories -


New Tourism Business of the Year

Winner, Wild Minds

Highly Commended, The Red Barn at Goadby Marwood


Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Winner, National Forest EBike Holidays

Highly Commended, Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel and Wedding Venue


Rising Star      

Winner Shon Mendonza, Barceloneta


Special Commendation

Sylvia Wright, Charnwood Borough Council


Best Team      

Winner, The Moira Furnace Museum Trust

Highly Commended, 1573 Bar & Grill

Commended, The Parmar Collection


Best Marketing Campaign        

Winner, Discover Charnwood


Taste of England Award - Best Afternoon Tea    

Winner, Winstanley House


Pub of the Year

Winner, The Stag and Hounds


Taste of England Award - Best Casual Dining Experience

Winner, 1573 Bar & Grill

Commended, The Rutland and Derby


Taste of England Award - Best Fine Dining Experience  

Winner, Restaurant 263


Business Events Venue of the Year      

Winner, Imago Venues


Camping, Glamping, Holiday Park and Self Catering Accommodation of the Year

Winner, Brook Meadow

Highly Commended, Ettie's Field


Small Serviced Accommodation Provider of the Year    

Winner, Breedon Hall

Highly Commended, Winstanley House


Large Hotel of the Year

Winner, Novotel Leicester

Highly Commended, The Gresham


Best Free Event of the Year      

Winner, Into the Outwoods Sculpture Trail


Best Event / Festival of the Year - with admission charge

Winner, The Victory Show

Highly Commended, Timber Festival


Experience of the Year

Winner, Everards of Leicestershire Brewery Tours

Highly Commended, Greenwood Days


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year      

Winner, King Richard III Visitor Centre

Highly Commended, Windmill Farm Park

Highly Commended, Escape Coalville

Commended, Stonehurst Farm


Large Visitor Attraction of the Year      

Winner, Bradgate Park  


Tourism Superstar

Richard Everard OBE, DL



This year’s awards were sponsored by Pear Communications.

The Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards for 2023 will be launched at our Tourism Forum on 21 March 2023.   It is free to enter the Awards.  

The winners of some categories in the Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards will go forward to the National VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.  Applications for these core categories must be submitted online by 31st August (except Best Small and Large Attraction category which must be submitted by 31st July, to give time for judges to visit during the summer).  You can access the online application forms by following this link.  

Applications for categories which don't go forward to the National Awards must also be submitted by 31st August using a paper application form available here The list of categories and how to enter each one is listed below.

B&B and Guest House of the Year
Small Hotel of the Year
Large Hotel of the Year
Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year
Self Catering Accommodation of the Year
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Pub of the Year
Experience of the Year
New Tourism Business Award
Taste of England Award
Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
Business Events Venue of the Year
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award
Unsung Hero Award

Best Free Event of the Year
Best Event / Festival of the Year - Paid Entry
Best Entertainment Venue of the Year
Best Team
Rising Star
Best Waiting Staff/Individual
Best Breakfast
Best Sunday Lunch
Best Tearoom/Coffee Shop
Best Casual Dining Experience
Putting Leicestershire on the Map


Best Day Out in Leicestershire - Attraction / Experience

Leicestershire Superstar

Here's what Clare Hart of Brook Meadow has to say about being a winner of our local awards and silver winner at the national awards:

"I have really enjoyed entering the awards and found them beneficial on many levels:

1) The process of entering enforces I analyse my business decisions and think forward with future plans. In turn this has helped me market every positive aspect of my business to the customer.

2) The support that follows post awards night has been brilliant, attending invaluable workshops and one to ones with more focused input.

3) The publicity has been great following a win. Notably much better with a win than 2nd place which helps bring out my competitive side.

4) Winning has been personally rewarding, the team and family are proud to be part of an award winning business and team and loyal customers enjoy seeing the success too as it’s affirmation they choose a good place to go.

In business I’m never complacent and have strived for excellence. In the space of 5 years my business has been turned around through much effort and entering competitions has helped drive that change. "

Linda Jee of Horseshoe Cottage Farm, winner of a local award last year and also silver winner at national level says:

"Over the past two decades we have entered various categories from B&B to Customer Service to Sustainable Tourism awards. To date we have been very successful and very grateful to the support from LPL and other previous winners.

The key to winning is believing in your business and answering the questions asked. I have found that by entering the awards I review what we are doing currently, what we shouldn't be doing and what we could do in the future. Businesses evolve over the years as do customers requirements/expectations.

I work with a small team and it could be very easy to get complacent and not progress the business but due to entering the awards every few years, this doesn't happen.

We have never been prouder this year when we were shortlisted for the B&B category for the Visit England National Awards....a trip to Birmingham in our posh togs was fantastic and to be awarded Silver was the icing on the cake! I am delighted to be second best....!"