Winners of the White Rose Awards revealed

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An ‘Unbelievable’ night as Yorkshire Tourism Stars Crowned!

  • North Yorkshire did well again at last night’s White Rose awards which celebrate the best of tourism across our region.
  • 103 finalists battled it out to win in 19 categories at the event in Leeds.
  • Winners include Goldsborough Hall in Knaresborough, Fodder in Harrogate and the Broughton Hall Estate in Skipton.

The very best in Yorkshire tourism have been honoured at The White Rose Awards.  The event took place at the first direct Arena when the cream of the crop in Yorkshire Tourism were crowned in front of a packed audience.  This year’s event was the biggest and best yet with more awards up for grabs than ever before; 103 finalists battled it out to win in 19 categories with a number of brand-new awards including Accessible and Inclusive Tourism, Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism and an International Tourism Award added to the list, reflecting the way our industry is moving forward.

This year also saw the introduction of the Gold, Silver, Bronze award system allowing the judges to recognise the achievements of even more well deserving Yorkshire businesses. It also means more opportunities for finalists to progress through to the national tourism awards run by Visit England. Chair of Judges Elaine Lemm said: 

“What a night!

It’s been fantastic to see all these wonderful businesses who work so hard giving visitors to Yorkshire the best experience possible and ultimately keep them coming back year on year. These businesses go above and beyond, and it’s been brilliant to see them get the recognition they deserve.  The partnership with Visit England means most of tonight’s winners go through to the national finals and I’m certain from the incredible standard we’ve had here tonight we’ll be seeing many national awards coming home to Yorkshire!”

Chair of Welcome to Yorkshire, Peter Box said: 

“I couldn’t have been prouder to have been a part of tonight’s White Rose Awards to see the very best in Yorkshire tourism honoured for their huge amount of hard work and dedication to making Yorkshire one of the best places to visit in the world!

Every single winner whether they got a bronze, silver or gold should be incredibly proud!”

Footballing legend Chris Kamara wowed the crowds in Leeds as he performed two festive favourites from his debut album ‘Here’s to Christmas’, which was released on 15th November,  The former Sheffield United, Leeds United and Bradford City player turned Sky Sports pundit said: 

“What a reception, the crowd was amazing!  It was my first ever live public performance of any of the tracks from my album and the whole evening was something special. I’m Yorkshire born and bred-Yorkshire people are the best and see so many happy people celebrated tonight for making Yorkshire a great place to live and visit was fantastic.”

White Rose Award Winners 2019:

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

GOLD: The Deep, Hull SILVER: Hull Truck Theatre BRONZE: Cottage in the Dales, Leyburn

Arts & Culture Award GOLD: Hull Truck Theatre SILVER: Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Hull

BRONZE: Emma Stothard Sculpture, Whitby B&B and Guest House of the Year GOLD: The Barn, Monk Fryston

SILVER: Grassfield Hall, Pateley Bridge BRONZE: Woodlands Farm, Northallerton Business Events Venue of the Year

GOLD: Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton SILVER: The Grand, York  BRONZE: Inox – The University of Sheffield

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year GOLD: Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton SILVER: Vale of Pickering Caravan Park

BRONZE: Patrington Haven Leisure Park Hull Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award GOLD: William’s Den, North Cave

SILVER: Fodder, Harrogate BRONZE: Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens Experience of the Year

GOLD: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull SILVER: YORTOURS, Harrogate BRONZE: Leeds Cookery School  

Inns & Restaurants with Rooms Award GOLD: Manor House Lindley, Lindley SILVER: The Star Inn at Harome

BRONZE: Estbek House, Whitby International Tourism Award GOLD: Castle Howard, York

SILVER: Visit York BRONZE: The Grand, York Large Hotel of the Year

GOLD: The Grand, York SILVER: The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton BRONZE: Wentbridge House Hotel, Pontefract

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year GOLD: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton SILVER: York Maze

BRONZE: RSPB Bempton Cliffs New Tourism Business Award GOLD: William’s Den, North Cave

SILVER: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull BRONZE: Bonus Arena, Hull Producers and Makers Award

GOLD: York Emporium SILVER: Puckett’s Pickles, York BRONZE: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull

Pub of the Year GOLD: The Durham Ox, Crayke SILVER: The Millers Bar, Brighouse

BRONZE: The George and Dragon, Richmond Self -Catering Accommodation of the Year GOLD: Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington

SILVER: Brompton Lakes, Richmond BRONZE: Smallshaw Cottages & Spa, Sheffield  Small Hotel of the Year

GOLD: Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant, York SILVER: The Wensleydale Heifer, Leyburn BRONZE: Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year GOLD: Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, Hunmanby SILVER: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull

BRONZE: Go Ape Dalby Taste of England Award GOLD: The Star Inn at Harome

SILVER: Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes BRONZE: The Pheasant Hotel, Harome Tourism Event Award

GOLD: Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival

SILVER: Hallowscream at York Maze

BRONZE: Springtime Live, Harrogate

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