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2016/17 SOUTH WEST TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH WEST WATER BUSINESS SERVICES www.swwbusiness.co.uk

FINALISTS

Access & Inclusivity Award

Sponsored by Purple Cloud Consultancy  www.purplecloudconsultancy.co.uk

Gold

●     Eden Project, Cornwall, www.edenproject.com
●     Mylor Sailing School, Cornwall, www.mylorsailingschool.co.uk

Silver

●     Kernock Cottages, Cornwall, www.kernockcottages.com
●     Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon, www.thelmahulbert.com

Bronze

●     At-Bristol Science Centre, Bristol, www.at-bristol.org.uk
●     Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Dorset, www.moors-valley.co.uk

Active & Sporting Experience Award

Sponsored by Soundview  www.soundviewmedia.co.uk

Gold

●     GoSkydive, Wiltshire, www.goskydive.com

Silver

●     Newquay Activity Centre, Cornwall, www.newquayactivitycentre.co.uk
●     SUP Bristol, Bristol, www.supbristol.com

Bronze

●     Go Ape Haldon, Devon, www.goape.co.uk/haldon
●     Kernow Adventure Park, Cornwall, www.kernowadventurepark.com
●     Reach Outdoors Ltd, Devon, www.reach-outdoors.com

Artistic, Cultural & Learning Experience

Sponsored by Plymouth University School of Tourism & Hospitality www.plymouth.ac.uk

Gold

●     The Lodge, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol, www.thelodgebristolzoo.org.uk
●     The Old Kennels, Devon, www.theoldkennels.co.uk

Silver

●     Plymouth Gin, Devon, www.plymouthgin.com
●     Rick Stein's Cookery School, Cornwall, www.rickstein.com/school
●     Seaton Tramway, Devon, www.tram.co.uk
●     Virtual Jet Centre, Devon, www.virtualjetcentre.co.uk

Bed & Breakfast of the Year

Sponsored by Lloyds Cardnet  www.lloydsbankcardnet.com

Gold

●     Kaywana Hall, Devon, www.kaywanahall.co.uk
●     The 25 Boutique B & B, Devon, www.the25.uk

Silver

●     Dorset House, Dorset, www.dorsethouselyme.com
●     Roundhouse Barn Holidays, Cornwall, www.roundhousebarnholidays.co.uk

Bronze

●     Higher Gitcombe Boutique Bed and Breakfast, Devon, www.highergitcombe.co.uk
●     Wadebridge Bed and Breakfast, Cornwall, www.wadebridgebedandbreakfast.net

Café & Tearoom of the Year

Sponsored by The Source Trade Show  www.thesourcetradeshow.co.uk

Gold

●     Cox and Baloney Tearooms & Bar, Bristol, www.coxandbaloneytearooms.com

Silver

●     Home Farm Café, Devon, www.homefarmcafe.co.uk
●     Taste Brasserie, Dorset, www.tastebrasserie.co.uk
●     The Waymarker, Cornwall, www.thewaymarker.co.uk

Bronze

●     Symondsbury Kitchen, Dorset, www.symondsburykitchen.com

Camping & Caravanning Park of the Year

Sponsored by Stephens Scown solicitors www.stephens-scown.co.uk

Gold

●     Trethem Mill Touring Park, Cornwall, www.trethem.com

Silver

●     Crealy Meadows Caravan and Camping Park , Devon, www.crealymeadows.co.uk
●     Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall, www.hendra-holidays.com
●     Wareham Forest Tourist Park, Dorset, www.warehamforest.co.uk

Bronze

●     South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park, Dorset, www.southlytchettmanor.co.uk
●     Waterrow Touring Park, Somerset, www.waterrowpark.co.uk

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Sponsored by Clockwork Marketing  www.clockworkhospitality.co.uk

Gold

●     Deer Park Country House Hotel, Devon, www.deerpark.co.uk
●     Kernock Cottages, Cornwall, www.kernockcottages.com

Silver

●     Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire, www.lucknampark.co.uk

Bronze

●     Bed & Basket, Cornwall, www.bedandbasket.co.uk
●     Cary Arms, Devon, www.caryarms.co.uk
●     Karma St Martin's, Isles of Scilly, www.karmastmartins.com

Glamping Business of the Year

Sponsored by Booking.com  www.booking.com

Gold

●     Longlands, Devon, www.longlandsdevon.co.uk

Silver

●     Dimpsey Glamping, Somerset, www.dimpsey.co.uk
●     The Orchard Retreat, Devon, www.theorchardretreat.co.uk

Bronze

●     Crafty Camping, Dorset, www.mallinson.co.uk
●     Yurts Cornwall, Cornwall, www.yurtscornwall.com

Holiday Park & Village of the Year

Sponsored by Hoseasons  www.hoseasons.co.uk

Gold

●     Darwin Beach Cove Ltd, Devon, www.beachcoveretreat.co.uk
●     Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall, www.hendra-holidays.com

Silver

●     Hele Valley Holiday Park, Devon, www.helevalley.co.uk
●     Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall, www.pentewan.co.uk

Bronze

●     Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Devon, www.ladrambay.co.uk

Hotel of the Year

Sponsored by Vickery Holman  www.vickeryholman.com

Gold

●     Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire, www.lucknampark.co.uk
●     The Manor House Hotel & Golf club, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, www.exclusive.co.uk/the-manor-house

Silver

●     Bovey Castle, Devon, www.boveycastle.com
●     Hell Bay Hotel, Isles of Scilly, www.hellbay.co.uk
●     The Bristol, Bristol, www.doylecollection.com/bristol

Bronze

●     Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol, www.aztechotelbristol.com
●     Hilton Bournemouth, Dorset, www.bournemouth.hilton.com

International Visitor Experience of the Year

Sponsored by Bristol Airport  www.bristolairport.co.uk

Gold

●     Trebah Garden, Cornwall, www.trebah-garden.co.uk

Silver

●     The Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath, www.romanbaths.co.uk
●     Unique Devon Tours, Devon, www.uniquedevontours.com

Bronze

●     Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages, Devon, www.mazzardfarm.com

Large Attraction of the Year

Sponsored by Take One Media  www.takeonemedia.co.uk

Gold

●     The Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath, www.romanbaths.co.uk

Silver

●     Lanhydrock, National Trust, Cornwall, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock
●     National Trust - Tyntesfield, Bristol, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield
●     South Devon Railway, Devon, www.southdevonrailway.co.uk
●     Stonehenge, English Heritage, Wiltshire, www.english-heritage.org.uk/stonehenge
●     The Milky Way Adventure Park, Devon, www.themilkyway.co.uk

Restaurant/Bistro of the Year

Sponsored by Fourth  www.fourth.com

Gold

●     The Coach House by Michael Caines, Devon, www.kentisburygrange.com

Silver

●     The Coleridge Restaurant, Somerset, www.coleridgerestaurant.co.uk
●     The Dining Room restaurant, Cornwall, www.thediningroomrock.co.uk

Bronze

●     Eastbury Hotel, Dorset, www.theeastburyhotel.co.uk
●     Gidleigh Park, Devon, www.gidleigh.co.uk
●     The Dorset Burger Company, Dorset, www.thedorsetburgercompany.co.uk
●     The Scarlet Restaurant , Cornwall, www.scarlethotel.co.uk

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

Sponsored by Quality in Tourism  www.qualityintourism.com

Gold

●     Greenwood Grange, Dorset, www.greenwoodgrange.co.uk
●     Southview Lodges, Devon, www.southviewlodges.co.uk

Silver

●     The Headland Hotel & Spa, Cornwall, www.headlandhotel.co.uk

Bronze

●     Carbis Bay Hotel Cottages, Cornwall, www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk
●     Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club, Devon, www.highbullen.co.uk
●     Symondsbury Estate, Dorset, www.symondsburyestate.co.uk

Self Catering Property of the Year

Sponsored by RedwellGB www.redwellgb.co.uk

Gold

●     The Old Barn Tregonetha, Cornwall, www.oldbarncornwall.co.uk

Silver

●     Cosawes Barton, Cornwall, www.cosawesbarton.co.uk
●     Teania, St Martin's, Isles of Scilly, www.teania.com
●     The Granary, Larkbeare Grange, Devon, www.larkbeare.net

Bronze

●     The Cottage Beyond, Somerset, www.thecottagebeyond.co.uk
●     The Milkshed, Devon, www.themilkshed-devon.com

Small Attraction of the Year

Sponsored by Shopper Anonymous www.shopperanonymous.co.uk 

Gold

●     Screech Owl Sanctuary, Cornwall, www.screechowlsanctuary.co.uk

Silver

●     Canonteign Falls, Devon, www.canonteignfalls.co.uk
●     Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset, www.hestercombe.com
●     The National Lobster Hatchery, Cornwall, www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk

Bronze

●     Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Dorset, www.russellcotes.com
●     The Town Mill, Dorset, www.townmill.org.uk

Small Hotel / Boutique Accommodation of the Year

Sponsored by Buckleigh Linen Services www.buckleigh.co.uk

Gold

●     Glazebrook House Hotel, Devon, www.glazebrookhouse.com
●     Kentisbury Grange, Devon, www.kentisburygrange.com

Silver

●     Lewtrenchard Manor, Devon, www.lewtrenchard.co.uk
●     Trevose Harbour House, Cornwall, www.trevosehouse.co.uk

Bronze

●     Dunkery Beacon Country House, Somerset, www.dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk
●     The Kings Arms, Dorset, www.thekings-christchurch.co.uk

Spa & Wellbeing Experience Award

Sponsored by Brewer and Bunney  www.brewerandbunney.co.uk

Gold

●     Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa, Devon, www.ilsington.co.uk

Silver

●     Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire, www.lucknampark.co.uk

Bronze

●     C Bay Spa, Cornwall, www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk

Sustainable Tourism Award

Sponsored by Nu-Heat  www.nu-heat.co.uk

Gold

●     National Marine Aquarium, Devon, www.national-aquarium.co.uk

Silver

●     Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre, Somerset, www.millonthebrue.co.uk

Bronze

●     Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall, www.hendra-holidays.com
●     Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Dorset, www.moors-valley.co.uk
●     Wild Futures' Monkey Sanctuary, Cornwall, www.monkeysanctuary.org

Tourism Event & Festival of the Year

Sponsored by Cosmic  www.cosmic.org.uk

Gold

●     Plymouth Armed Forces Day, Devon, www.plymoutharmedforcesday.co.uk
●     Shaun in the City Sculpture Trail, Bristol, www.grandappeal.org.uk

Silver

●     Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, Somerset, www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk
●     Tankfest, The Tank Museum, Dorset, www.tankmuseum.org
●     Looe Music Festival, Cornwall, www.looemusic.co.uk

Bronze

●     Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, Wiltshire, www.salisburyfestival.co.uk

Tourism Pub of the Year

Sponsored by A Head for PR  www.aheadforpr.co.uk

Gold

●     The Millbrook Inn, Devon, www.millbrookinnsouthpool.co.uk
●     The Rising Sun, Cornwall, www.risingsuntruro.co.uk

Silver

●     The Gurnard's Head, Cornwall, www.gurnardshead.co.uk
●     The White Hart, Somerset, www.whitehartsomerton.com

Bronze

●     The Anchor Inn, Dorset, www.theanchorinnseatown.co.uk
●     The Pandora Inn, Cornwall, www.pandorainn.com

Tourist Information Service of the Year

Sponsored by Tourist Network  www.touristnetwork.co.uk

Gold

●     Gloucester Tourist Information Centre, Gloucestershire, www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk

Silver

●     Bodmin Information Centre, Cornwall, www.bodminlive.com
●     Bude TIC, Cornwall, www.visitbude.info

Bronze

●     Discover Purbeck Information Centre, Dorset, www.visitswanageandpurbeck.co.uk
●     Taunton Visitor Centre, Somerset, www.visitsomerset.co.uk/taunton

Unsung Hero Award

Sponsored by The Met Office  www.metoffice.gov.uk

Gold

●     Brenden Howard at The Grove Hotel, Dorset, www.thegrovebournemouth.co.uk
●     David Croft, Cornwall, www.davidcroft.info

Venue & Business Tourism Award

Sponsored by Plymouth Gin  www.plymouthgin.com

Gold

●     The Bristol, Bristol, www.doylecollection.com/bristol

Silver

●     Event Exeter at the University of Exeter, Devon, www.eventexeter.com
●     Pentillie Castle & Estate, Cornwall, www.pentillie.co.uk

Bronze

●     Carbis Bay Hotel, Spa & Estate, Cornwall, www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk
●     Symondsbury Estate, Dorset, www.symondsburyestate.co.uk
●     The Italian Villa, Dorset, www.the-italian-villa.co.uk

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism

Sponsored by the South West Tourism Alliance  www.swtourismalliance.org.uk 

●     Graham Grose, Owner, Thurlestone Hotel, Devon
●     Harry Murray MBE, Chairman Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire
●     Robin Barker, Services for Tourism Ltd

Winner of Winners

Sponsored by Great Western Railway  www.gwr.com

●     Gloucester Tourist Information Centre, Gloucestershire, www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk