Over 120 finalists announced for 2019 prestigious Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards

127 finalists have been announced for the prestigious Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards for 2019. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at Athena in Leicester on 28 November 2019.

Now in its 9th year, the awards, organised by Leicestershire Promotions, are the regional heat of the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. 10 of the winners will automatically proceed to the shortlist of the national awards.

Previous winners have reported a real impact from taking part. Esme Ditano of last year’s Fine Dining winners, The White Peacock said: “The awards added prestige to the restaurant and our customers feel special when they see our achievements.”

Finalists

Free Event

  • Bring the Paint Festival
  • Coalville by the Sea
  • Feast Hinckley
  • Jim’s Tractor Run & Family Fun Day 2018
  • Loughborough Bike & Trike Show 2019
  • Market Harborough Classic Car Show
  • Market Harborough Food and Drink Festival
  • May the Toys Be With You (Coalville)
  • Melton Victorian Christmas Fair
  • Mods: Shaping a Generation Exhibition & Revive Festival
  • Paint the Town Red
  • Quorn Grange Hotel Beer Festival
  • Songster & Armistice Day 2018

Paid Event

  • Ashby Food Gusto Festival
  • Bosworth Battlefield Medieval Festival
  • National Space Centre Apollo Space programme 50th Anniversary
  • Neville Holt Opera
  • The Gliding Centre Bonfire Night Festival
  • The Victory Show

Best Team

  • 1620s House and Garden
  • Alpaca Park Farm
  • Archery Legends
  • Brook Meadow
  • Bruntingthorpe Events
  • City Rooms
  • College Court
  • James Café Bistro
  • Loughborough Town Hall
  • Tap and Run
  • The Café Next Door
  • The Globe
  • The White Peacock
  • Wigwam Holidays Charnwood Forest
  • Winstanley House

Business Events Venue

  • Bruntingthorpe Events
  • College Court
  • National Space Centre

 Best Night Out

  • Fifty Eight
  • Loughborough Town Hall
  • The Gadabout

Outdoor Experience

  • Avalanche Adventure Ltd
  • Greenwood Days
  • Harry & Sally Day Boat Hire
  • Haunted Heritage Paranormal Events
  • Quorn Grange Hotel Gardens

 Activity

  • Brockleby’s Pies
  • Treetop Adventure Golf

New Tourism Business

  • Alpaca Park Farm
  • National Forest eBike Holidays
  • Olivia’s Coffee and Bakery
  • Squirrel at Wellsborough
  • Tap and Run

Large Attraction

  • Conkers
  • National Space Centre
  • Twycross Zoo

Small Attraction

  • Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
  • Charnwood Forest Alpacas
  • Charnwood Museum
  • King Richard III Visitor Centre
  • Melton Carnegie Museum
  • Retro Computer Museum
  • Stonehurst Farm
  • Wistow Maze

Pub

  • Griffin Inn
  • Tap and Run
  • The Anne of Cleves
  • The Forge Inn
  • The Globe
  • The Old Horse, Leicester
  • The White Horse, Quorn

Glamping/Caravan/Camp Site

  • Brook Meadow
  • Eye Kettleby Lakes
  • Barford Top Campsite

B&B/Guest Accommodation

  • City Rooms
  • Holywell House Guesthouse
  • Marston Croft B&B

Self Catering

  • Brook Meadow
  • Eye Kettleby Lakes
  • Foxton Locks Lodges

Hotel

  • Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel
  • Winstanley House

 Local Food/Farm Shop

  • Manor Farm Shop & Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Melton Cheese Board

Local Food and Drink Producer

  • Gelato Village
  • Manor Farm Shop & Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Olivia’s Coffee and Bakery
  • The Bee Farmer

Market Town/Shopping Destination

  • Ashby de la Zouch
  • Loughborough
  • Ferrers Centre

Independent Retail Outlet

  • Farndon Fields Farm Shop
  • Ferrers Gallery

Afternoon Tea

  • Alpaca Park Farm
  • Quorn Grange Hotel
  • The Café Next Door
  • The White Peacock
  • Winstanley House

Cocktail

  • Fifty Eight
  • North Bar & Kitchen
  • The Gadabout
  • The White Peacock

Leicestershire Breakfast

  • Alpaca Park Farm
  • The Café Next Door
  • Tithe Barn

Fine Dining /Taste of Leicestershire

  • Cini Restaurant, Hotel and Bar
  • John’s House
  • The White Peacock

Casual Dining

  • Alpaca Park Farm
  • Boboli Restaurant
  • Olivia’s Coffee and Bakery
  • Stonehurst Farm
  • Tap and Run
  • The Anne of Cleves
  • The Café Next Door
  • The Lighthouse
  • Tithe Barn
  • Winstanley House

In addition, there are some categories where the finalists are kept secret until the ceremony – these are Rising Star and Inspiring Manager. At the end of the evening, the accolade of Tourism Superstar will also be also be awarded.

Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicestershire Promotions said: “We pride ourselves on the rigour and attention to detail invested in the comprehensive judging process. All of the finalists have worked very hard indeed to reach this far. The competition is extremely fierce and we look forward to revealing the deserved winners at the glittering ceremony in November.”

For more information, visit www.goleicestershire.com/awards

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