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Guests attending next month’s glittering Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards, the REYTAs, will be enjoying a rocking time - literally!

The black tie event is being held at Bridlington Spa and organisers Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY) are promising a “seaside theme to remember”. And, as part of the table decorations, everyone attending will receive a special stick of rock, with “REYTAS 2014” stamped through the middle.

“From the minute people arrive to the moment they leave we’re promising an unforgettable Beside The Seaside experience,” said organiser Paul Vinsen.

Local firm, John Bull Confectionary, whose Candy Kingdom at Carnaby, is a well-known tourist attraction, is producing 450 sticks of rock in time for the March 13 event. And dinner tables will also be specially decorated to fit in with the theme.

“They’ll be a few surprises along the way, too, including the seaside cabaret being produced by the Spa” said Mr Vinsen.

After a drinks reception, guests can look forward to a sumptuous three-course meal showcasing some of the best Yorkshire produce available. Local suppliers, including Staal Smokehouse, of Long Riston, Soanes & Son and Springfield Farms, of Driffield, Picklin’ Rics, of Bridlington, and Mr Moo’s, of Skipsea, are among those responsible for a menu which includes a hot seafood gratin and smoked salmon starter, roast beef main course and a “Yorkshire Triangle” sweet, made up of a mini rhubarb and custard pot and mini ice-cream cone.

Twelve awards, celebrating the stars of the region’s growing tourism industry, which is now worth in excess of £615 million a year, will be presented on the night, including the Remarkable East Yorkshire Passion award to the individual judged to have made the greatest contribution to tourism in the region in the past year.

The evening will be hosted by Radio Humberside presenter Phil White and guest of honour is James Beresford, chief executive of Visit England. Winners of the REYTAs will automatically go through to the 2015 Visit England awards.

And to fit in with the theme, monies raised on the night will be in aid of the Smile Foundation’s “Smile By The Sea” initiative, which provides respite holidays for carers. Following the dinner and presentations, the evening will conclude with a disco.

Tickets for the gala evening are available now. Coach transport for an additional charge will be available to and from Bridlington from Hull, Willerby and Beverley. For further information or to reserve your place or table, contact: Barbara Macniven on 01482 391523 or email barbara.macniven@vhey.co.uk


Remarkable Hotel Accommodation:

Beverley Tickton Grange

Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby

Mercure Royal Hotel, Hull

De Vere Village Urban Resort, Priory Park, Hull.

Holiday Inn, Hull Marina

Remarkable Bed & Breakfast:

Lincoln House, Bridlington

Highfield Farm, Southburn, Driffield

Village Farm, Skipsea

The St Quintin Arms, Harpham, near Driffield.

Newbegin House, Beverley

Wolds Village, Bainton

Remarkable Self Catering Provider:

Carlton Apartments, The Crescent, Bridlington

Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges and Shepherd Hut, Garrowby.

Field House Farm Cottages, Sewerby

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington

High Barn Cottages, Bempton

Raywell Hall Country Lodge Park, Riplingham Road, Raywell

Nordham Cottages, Nordham, Near North Cave

Ramarkable Fayre:

Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Grange, Wold Newton

Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School, Southburn, Driffield

Mr Moo’s Real Dairy Ice Cream, Skipsea

Vanessa’s Delicatessen & Café, Beverley

Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave

Staal Smokehouse Ltd., Riston Grange, Long Riston

Side Oven Bakery, Foston on the Wolds, near Driffield

Remarkable Cuppa:

Vanilla Ice-Cream Parlour, The Esplanade, Bridlington

T C Patisserie, Beverley

Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave

Wolds Village, Bainton

Vanessa’s Delicatessen and Café, Beverley

Potters Cafe and Bistro, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull

Millers Tea Room and Farm Shop, Raywell Country Lodge Park, Raywell.

Remarkable Restaurant of the Year:

The Star @ Sancton, Sancton

Ogino, Butcher Row, Beverley

Tapasya, Hull

Two Rivers Restaurant at the Deep, Hull

1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Hull

Hide at Beverley Tickton Grange

Remarkable Pub:

The Bluebell, Cottingham

Lion and Key, Scale Lane, Hull

Goodmanham Arms, Goodmanham, near Market Weighton

Pave, Princes Avenue, Hull

Triton Inn, Brantingham

The Minerva, Hull Marina

Remarkable Business Tourism:

Beverley Tickton Grange

Mercure Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull

De Vere Village Urban Resort, Priory Park, Hull

Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby

KC Stadium, Hull

The Spa, Bridlington

Remarkable Visitor Attraction:

Living Seas Centre, Flamborough

Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, Pocklington

Robert Fuller Gallery, Thixendale

Beverley Racecourse

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bempton

Gallery 49, Bridlington

Remarkable Tourism Experience/Event:

Hull Trinity Festival

Beverley Folk Festival

Beverley Festival of Christmas

Beverley Food Festival

Hull Freedom Festival

Hull Veterans Weekend

Driffield Show

Remarkable Sustainable Award:

High Barn Cottages, Bempton

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington

Side Oven Bakery, Foston on the Wolds, near Driffield

Beverley Food Festival

Christmas Festival of Food & Drink, Beverley

Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave

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