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The Visit York Tourism Awards - known as the Oscars of the city's tourism sector - take place each year, shining a spotlight on excellence in tourism and rewarding outstanding service, innovation and quality. 

The winners were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the National Railway Museum on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Celebrating the best in our industry, this event is a fantastic night out for anyone working in the tourism sector, and a chance to network with 500 guests.

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Winners of the Visit York Tourism Awards 2017:


Bed & Breakfast of the Year
– Sponsored by Little Hotelier
Winner: Tower Guest House

Highly Commended: The Bar Convent Guest House

Finalists:
Carr House Farm Bed and Breakfast
Lil's on the Waterfront


Café/Tearoom of the Year – Sponsored by Booker York

Winner: El Piano

Finalists:
Countess of York at the National Railway Museum
The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Café
The Garden Room at The Principal York


Conference Venue of the Year– Sponsored by Colour Options

Winner: The Principal York

Finalists:
The Bar Convent (Conferencing)
York Science Park


Family Friendly Experience of the Year– Sponsored by P&O Ferries

Winner: Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland

Finalists:
The Bloody Tour of York
York Art Gallery
York Maze


Hotel of the Year– Sponsored by Streamline Taxis

Winner: The Principal York

Finalists:
Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa
Hotel du Vin York
Hotel Indigo York
The Black Swan Hotel


 

Newcomer of the Year- Sponsored by Hungate York Regeneration
Winner: Can You Escape? York

Finalists:
Brew York Craft Brewery & Tap Room
Joe's Kitchen
Staycity Paragon Street York
The Botanist York


Outstanding Customer Service Award – Sponsored by Manchester Airport

Winner: Alison Storey (York Racecourse)

Finalists:
Anna Bialockleb (The Whippet Inn)
Damian Palmer-Bunting (Robin Hood Caravan)
Edward Kelly (Stay City)
Frank Caulfield (Dean Court Hotel)


Pub/Bar of the Year– Sponsored by Hunter Gee Holroyd

Winner: Pairings Wine Bar

Finalists:
The Blue Bell
The Chapter House at The Principal York
The Drovers Arms
Thomas's of York Pub & Kitchen


Restaurant of the Year– Sponsored by Morrell Middleton Accountants

Winner: The Whippet Inn Steak & Alehouse

Finalists:
Ambiente Tapas
Melton's Restaurant
The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
The Raj
The Weathervane Restaurant


Self-Catering Venue of the Year – Sponsored by Yorkshire Laundry

Winner: The Old Brewery, York

Highly Commended: Robin Hood Caravan & Camping Park

Finalists:
Forest Holidays
York Stay Holidays


Shopping Experience of the Year– Sponsored by York BID

Winner: Käthe Wohlfahrt, Mulberry Hall

Finalists:
Bishy Road
Pandora's Box
Seasalt


Visitor Attraction of the Year (Over 50,000 Visitors) – Sponsored by F.R. Fowler & Son

Winner: York Art Gallery

Finalists:
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Energi Trampoline Park York
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
The York Dungeon


Visitor Attraction of the Year (Under 50,000 Visitors) – Sponsored by First Group

Winner: National Centre for Birds of Prey

Finalists:
Go Ape Dalby
The Bloody Tour of York
York Army Museum


Visitor Experience of the Year– Sponsored by Virgin Trains East Coast

Winner: HallowScream at York Maze

Finalists:
BOBH - Day Trips from York
Eboracum Roman Festival
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland


Visit York Outstanding Contribution Award 2017- Sponsored by The Great Yorkshire Fringe

Awarded to: Will Zhuang