We are delighted to announce that the 2023/24 South West Tourism Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place at Exeter University on Thursday 14th March. The Reception will be in The Forum from 6 pm with a black tie dinner followed by the Awards presentation in The Great Hall from 7pm. The venue's Accessibility Guide can be found here. Details of our Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Bookings have now closed, but please contact us for any late availability. 



Chickpea falafel with houmous (VE), Smoked cheddar arancini with basil pesto (V), Beetroot cured salmon, wasabi and sesame, Elston Farm pork sausage glazed with honey and grain mustard


Pressed Elston Farm pork belly, with pancetta creamed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and Sandford Orchard cider pork jus


Dark chocolate torte with Baboo Gelato raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries (VG) 


To follow, please help yourself to:

Black Cow Cheese and Curworthy Cheese (Devon Smoake, Devon Maid & Devon Oke)

Clipper Tea and coffee, Josh's Chocolates


*Alternative main course options for those who advise allergen information - these must be pre-booked by 1 March:

Chipotle borlotti bean and lentil ragout, served with panko spiced smoked tofu
and crispy kale (VG)

Wild mushroom, leek and Quicke’s Cheddar tart, served with roasted roots
and winter greens (V)

The Reception will start in the Forum at 6pm, before proceeding into Great Hall at 6.50-7 pm. 

The awards formalities are intended to finish by 11pm with last orders at 11.45 pm and bar closing at midnight.

Timings are approximate & subject to change

Optional Black Tie, you're welcome to wear smart/casual if you prefer - you need to be comfortable to relax, celebrate and have your promo photos / video taken when on stage to accept your award!


This year’s After Party is being held at The Bootlegger in Central Exeter. This will remain open till 2am with DJ as well as quieter areas.

Please note that The Bootlegger is a cellar bar with no level access and 7-8 steps leading down to the front door – we can provide photos or more information on request.

There is a wide range of accommodation in and around Exeter and you are welcome to make your own choice. 

Our own team will be staying at Holiday Inn Express Exeter - City Centre, selected as it is a short walk to The Bootlegger, has parking and currently has rooms for under £70 including breakfast.  If you’d like to book here please download the IHG App and enter  Corporate ID 786958718. You can also book complimentary parking by emailing the hotel manager at manager@hieexetercity.co.uk