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VisitEngland announces Award for Excellence 2016 finalists

02 February 2016 by
VisitEngland announces Award for Excellence 2016 finalists

Chewton Glen, the 71-bedroom hotel in New Milton, Hampshire, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is one of 80 finalists to be short-listed in VisitEngland's Award for Excellence.

It has been included in a shortlist of five in the large hotel category alongside Peckforton Castle hotel, Tarporley, Cheshire; Rockliffe Hall, Darlington, County Durham; Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, Salcombe, Devon; and South Lodge, Lower Beeding, West Sussex.

All finalists have been selected for championing best practice and exhibiting excellence in customer service across 16 categories in hospitality and tourism. They will each receive either a gold, silver, bronze, or highly commended award at an award ceremony at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, on 8 March.

Sally Balcombe, chief executive of VisitBritain and VisitEngland, said the awards "highlight exceptional commitment to quality care, service and English tourism as a whole", as well as "raise the profile of England and celebrate the importance of the industry's contribution to local and national economies".

The 2016 hospitality finalists include:

Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation

  • Low Mill Guesthouse, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
  • Molland Manor House, Sandwich, Kent
  • Pebble House, Mevagissey, Cornwall
  • St Cuthbert's House, Seahouses, Northumberland
  • Trevose Harbour House, St Ives, Cornwall

Business Tourism

  • Crewe Hall, Crewe, Cheshire
  • Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
  • Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club, Umberleigh, Devon
  • Seaham Hall Hotel & Spa, Nr Seaham, County Durham
  • Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa and Country Lodges, Colchester, Essex

Dog Friendly Business

  • Higher Wiscombe,Colyton, Devon
  • Old Swan & Minster Mill, Lovell, Oxfordshire
  • Poston Mill Park, Peterchurch, Golden Valley, Hertfordshire
  • Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
  • Talbot Hotel, Malton, North Yorkshire

Large Hotel

  • Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Forest, Hampshire
  • Peckforton Castle Hotel, Tarporley, Cheshire
  • Rockliffe Hall, Darlington, County Durham
  • Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, Salcombe, Devon
  • South Lodge, Horsham, West Sussex

Small Hotel

  • Cross Lane House, Minehead, Somerset
  • Hell Bay Hotel, Bryher, Isles of Scilly
  • Kentisbury Grange, Barnstable, Devon
  • Tudor Farmhouse, Clearwell, Gloucestershire
  • Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, North Yorkshire

Taste of England

  • Eckington Manor, Eckington, Worcestershire
  • La Locanda Ristorante Italiano, Clitheroe, Lancashire
  • Martineau Guest House, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear
  • The Dining Room, Rock, Cornwall
  • The Guardhouse Café, Brixham, Devon

Tourism Pub

  • The Cartford Inn, Preston, Lancashire
  • The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Worcestershire
  • The Rising Sun, Truro, Cornwall
  • The Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • The Swan, Bampton, Devon


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