Yorkshire tourism’s finest compete for top awards

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The hotly anticipated shortlist for the White Rose Awards 2014 has been announced.

Covering 16 categories, Britain’s biggest tourism awards includes the best Yorkshire attractions, hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks, restaurants and many more.

The independent judging panel, chaired by Colin Mellors, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of York, said: “Once again, ‘strength in depth’ describes our entries this year which were of a really high quality. We had to take some incredibly difficult decisions when it came to shortlisting, and that is testament to the standard of these Yorkshire businesses.”

Colin Mellors is joined on the independent panel of judges by food writer Elaine Lemm, Nicola Furbisher (Managing Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post) and Mark Bradley (customer services expert).

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Yet again we are seeing a fantastic variety of high quality entries across the categories. Our diverse tourism businesses are setting the standard nationally and our awards are very much in recognition and celebration of their tireless and creative work in helping make Yorkshire number one.”

Tickets go on sale soon for the glittering awards ceremony, with a location and date set to be announced in the near future.

For more information see www.whiteroseawards.com

The full list of finalists are:

Small Visitor Attraction

Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum, Pocklington, York

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

The World of James Herriot, Thirsk

Go Ape, Dalby

Kiplin Hall, Richmond

York MotorSports Village

Large Visitor Attraction

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Ripon

The Deep, Hull

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster

National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Taste of Yorkshire

Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave

Yummy Yorkshire, Huddersfield

William’s Farm Kitchen, Hornsea

The Sawley Kitchen, Ripon

Puckett’s Pickles, York

Staal Smoke House Ltd, Long Riston, nr Hull


The Dovecote Barns, York

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley

The Sands 5*Sea Front Apartments, Scarborough

Scalby Lodge, Scarborough

Tockwith Lodge Barn, York

The Old Brewery, York


The Three Tuns, Osmotherley

House of the Trembling Madness, York

Castle Inn, Skipton

The Anvil Inn, Sawdon

The Chequers Inn, Ledsham, South Milford

The Railway Inn, New Ellerby


Yorebridge House, Bainbridge

The Star at Sancton

The Spiced Pear, Hepworth, nr Huddersfield

1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Hull

The Hare Restaurant, Scawton, Nr Helmsley

Prashad Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, Drighlington

The Whippet Inn Steak and Ale House, York

Tourism Event

The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park, Wetherby

Mallard 75, National Railway Museum, York

Freedom Festival Ltd, Hull

30th JORVIK Viking Festival, York

York Maze

All About the Horse – York Racecourse

Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village

Studfold ‘The Nidderdale Experience’ Caravan and Camping Park

Lebberston Touring Park, Scarborough

Primrose Valley Holiday Park, nr Filey

Faweather Grange Holiday Lodges, High Eldwick, WY

Cawood Holiday Park, Cawood, York

Camp Katur, Bedale

Bed and Breakfast

Low Mill Guesthouse, Bainbridge

The Wold Cottage, Driffield

No 54, Helmsley

Dillons of Whitby

Cordilleras House, Richmond

Village Farm Bed and Breakfast, Skipsea

Large Hotel

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Skipton

The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley

Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, York

Dubrovnik Hotel, Bradford

Raithwaite Hall, Whitby

York Marriott Hotel

Small Hotel

The Cliffemount Hotel, Whitby

The Talbot Hotel, Malton

Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley

Tickton Grange, Beverley

Business Tourism

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate. Skipton

York Conferences Limited

York Marriott Hotel

Scarborough Spa, Sheffield International Venues Ltd

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield International Venues (SIV)

HIC Yorkshire

Restaurant with Rooms

Yorebridge House, Bainbridge

The Carpenters Arms, Thirsk

The Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge, North Allerton

The Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton, Leyburn

Estbek House, Sandsend

The Angel Inn, Hetton

Visitor Information

Malham National Park and TIC

York Visitor Information Centre

Humber Bridge TIC

Bridlington TIC

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre/Tourist Information

Saltaire Visitor Information Centre

Arts and Culture

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

Opera North, Leeds

Kala Sangam, Bradford

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Outstanding Customer Service

Best Western Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge

Holiday Inn, York

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Skipton

The Sheffield Theatres Staff Team

Wentbridge House Hotel, Pontefract

The York Maze Team

Swinton Park, Masham

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