Winners of the Leicestershire Promotions Tourism And Hospitality Awards 2023

Winners of the Leicestershire Promotions Tourism And Hospitality Awards 2023

The winners of the 2023 Tourism and Hospitality Awards have been announced at tonight’s glittering ceremony in Leicester’s Athena.

Winners include hotels, b&bs, restaurants, pubs, events and visitor attractions. Some of the major winners were Holywell House,  Winstanley House, The Spa at Breedon Priory, Brook Meadow, The Griffin Inn and Cosby Yarn Bomb. 

Now in its 12th year, the awards, organised by Leicestershire Promotions, are the regional heat of the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. Many of the winners will go forward as Leicestershire’s nominations for the national 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:

Bed & Breakfast and Guest House  

Winner: Holywell House

Highly Commended: B&B at No. 3

b&b and guesthouse - holywell house

Small Hotel  

Winner: Winstanley House

Highly Commended: St Martins Lodge

small hotel - winstanley house

Large Hotel  

Winner: Stapleford Park

large hotel - stapleford park hotel

Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park  

Winner: Ettie’s Field

Highly Commended: Brook Meadow

camping glamping and holiday park - etties field

Self Catering Accommodation

Winner: Brook Meadow

Highly Commended: Hall Farm Dadlington

Highly Commended: The Gresham Aparthotel

self catering - brook meadow

Business Event Venue

Winner: Novotel Leicester

Highly Commended: Imago Venues

business venue - novotel leicester

Small Visitor Attraction

Winner: Windmill Farm Park

Highly Commended: King Richard III Visitor Centre

small visitor attraction - windmill farm park

Large Attraction

Winner: National Space Centre

large visitor attraction - national space centre

Experience of the Year

Winner: The Spa at Breedon Priory

Highly Commended: Everards Brewery Tour at Everards of Leicestershire

best experience - spa at breedon priory

Pub of the Year

Winner: The Griffin Inn

Highly Commended: Tap & Run

best pub - the griffin inn

Fine Dining

Winner: Restaurant 263

fine dining - restaurant 263

Accessible & Inclusive Tourism

Winner: Hotel Brooklyn

accessible and inclusive award - hotel brooklyn

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Winner: Rothley Wine Estate

Highly Commended: Timber Festival

erst - rothley wine estate


Best Free Event

Winner: Cosby Yarn Bomb

Winner: Punk: Rage & Revolution

Highly Commended: Snap Dragon Children and Family Festival

free event - cosby yarn bomb

Best Event/Festival – paid entry

Winner: Leicester Comedy Festival

Highly Commended: Timber Festival

paid event - leicester comedy festival

Best Entertainment Venue

Winner: Loughborough Town Hall

entertainment venue - loughborough town hall


Best Team

Winner: Winstanley House

Highly Commended: Belmont Hotel

Commended: Moira Furnace

best team - winstanley house

Rising Star

Winner: Tom Marsden, College Court Conference Centre and Hotel

Highly Commended: Jefferson Dinesh Padilla Males, 1573 Bar & Grill

Commended: Marta Matzutzi, Stapleford Park Hotel

rising star - tom marsden college court

Best Waiting Staff

Winner: Karolina Drazewska, Stapleford Park Hotel

best waiting staff - karolina drazewska

Best Breakfast

Winner: Rustic Kitchen & Deli

best breakfast - rustic kitchen & deli

Best Sunday Lunch

Winner: Black Iron at Winstanley House Hotel

best sunday lunch - black iron at winstanley house

Best Tearoom/Coffee Shop

Winner: Wistow Café Bistro

best tearoom - wistow cafe bistro

Best Casual Dining

Winner: Rustic Kitchen & Deli

Highly Commended: 1573 Bar & Grill

best casual dining - rustic kitchen & deli


Putting Leicestershire on the map

Winner: Everards of Leicestershire

putting leicestershire on the map - everards of leicestershire

Best Day Out in Leicestershire (supported by Visit Leicester)

Winner: Great Central Railway

Highly Commended: National Space Centre

Commended: Peter le Marchant Trust

Commended: Bradgate Park

best day out - great central railway

This year’s awards were sponsored by Pear Communications. Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicestershire Promotions said: “The visitor economy has many reasons to celebrate together. The resilience, determination and relentless hard work shown by my colleagues across the industry is remarkable and I take my hat off to all the finalists and winners.”

A special award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism, sponsored by Novotel Leicester, was also announced. Recognising the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Phoenix Theatre, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Haymarket Theatre and 15 years since Curve opened, the award was presented to the Leicester Theatre Trust, the body that has sat behind these theatres for all that time.

For more information about the Tourism And Hospitality Awards 2023, go to

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