Visit York Tourism Awards 2022 - Sponsored by LNER

The prestigious awards Visit York Tourism Awards ceremony returned on Thursday 3rd March 2022 with the best of York’s businesses going head to head to win one of 15 trophies. The event shines a spotlight on excellence in York’s tourism sector and rewards outstanding service, innovation, quality and resilience.

These prestigious ‘Tourism Oscars of the North’ was hosted by York Mix Radio Presenters Ben Fry and Laura Castle and held at the splendid York Racecourse. Eligible winners across a number of categories have been automatically put forward to the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2022 to compete for the crown of the country’s best.

New categories for 2022 included ‘Resilience & Innovation Award’ to honour organisations who have built on their strengths, innovated their business and showed incredible resilience during a difficult time for the industry. Another new ‘Unsung Hero’ award recognises an individual working for a tourism business who excels in their role and deserves to be applauded for their work and commitment to the industry.

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Taste of England Award

Winner:

The Bow Room Restaurant at Grays Court Hotel

Runners up:

Mr Chippy York
Forest at Galtres Lodge
Plush Café
The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub

Sponsored by The York Roast Co

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Unsung Hero Award

Winner:

Adam Wardale, General Manager at Middletons Hotel - Part of the ‘House of Daniel Thwaites’ collective which is owned by Daniel Thwaites PLC

Runners up:

Frank Caulfield, Porter at Dean Court Hotel

Norbert Lawrie, Kitchen Porter at Galtres Lodge

Sponsored by LNER

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New Tourism Business Award

Winner:

The Deathly Dark Tours

Runners up:

Malmaison York
Sandburn Hall Hotel
York Riverside Apartments

Sponsored by City Cruises York

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Self Catering Accommodation of the Year

Winner:

Heritage Escapes (York)

Runners up:

Roomzzz Aparthotels - York City
Staycity Aparthotels
The Enchantment Chamber
The Riverside York

Sponsored by Clarion Housing Group

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Large Hotel of the Year

Winner:

The Grand, York

Highly Commended:

Sandburn Hall Hotel

Runners up:

Hotel Indigo York
Middletons Hotel - Part of the ‘House of Daniel Thwaites’ collective which is owned by Daniel Thwaites PLC.
The Principal York

Sponsored by Streamline Taxis

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Small Hotel of the Year

Winner:

Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant

Runners up:

Galtres Lodge
The Judges Lodging's

Sponsored by Hospitality Staffing

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Resilience and Innovation

Winner:

The Web Adventure Park

Runners up:

The Deathly Dark Tours
The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Trembling Madness Ltd
York Gin

Sponsored by Fabler & Co

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Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner:

JORVIK Viking Centre

Runners up:
The York Dungeon
York Art Gallery
York's Chocolate Story

Sponsored by YO1 Radio

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Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Winner:

Mother Shipton's Cave

Runners up:
Fairfax House
York Army Museum

Sponsored by Fowlers of York

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Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

Winner:

Wigwam Holidays Ball Hall Farm

Runners up:

Springwood Shepherd Huts Glamping York
Wolds Walk Glamping

Sponsored by The Fabl

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Pub of the Year

Winner:

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub

Runners up:

House of the Trembling Madness Lendal
House of the Trembling Madness Stonegate

Sponsored by Hunter Gee Holroyd

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Experience of the Year

Winner:

The Bloody Tour of York

Runners up:

Castle Howard
The Cookery School at The Grand, York
The Deathly Dark Tours

Sponsored by Destination Core

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B&B and Guest House of the Year

Winner:

Tower Guest House

Runners up:

MonkBridge House
Westergate House

Sponsored by Morrell Middleton

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Event of the Year

Winner:

York Maze

Highly Commended:

That Jorvik Viking Thing

Runners up:

The Great Ryedale Maze
York Balloon Fiesta

Sponsored by Rugby League World Cup 2021

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Shop of the Year

Winner:

York Gin

Runners up:

The Antiques Centre York
York's Chocolate Story

Sponsored by Fidomoney