England’s greatest locations to eat, sleep and go to in 2022 named in prestigious VisitEngland Awards


England’s greatest locations to remain, its most wonderful eateries and most riveting vacationer sights have been named within the 2022 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

The finalists have been chosen from tons of of tourism companies throughout England together with lodges, self-catering lodging, B&Bs, glamping operators, sights, eating places, pubs, and museums. Judges narrowed it right down to 19 total winners, which have been introduced throughout an awards ceremony on the Library of Birmingham on June 8, hosted by broadcaster and creator Clare Balding.

Some of the coveted awards is all the time the title of Pub of the Yr – and this 12 months the highest accolade went to The Cotley Inn, a Somerset pub that ‘welcomes drinkers, muddy boots and wellies simply as a lot as diners visiting for a night meal, guaranteeing all company are made to really feel at residence’.

The winners of the 2022 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence have been revealed - with The Cotley Inn in Somerset, pictured, named the Pub of the Year

The winners of the 2022 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence have been revealed – with The Cotley Inn in Somerset, pictured, named the Pub of the Yr 

A tasty dish at Pub of the Year The Cotley Inn

A tasty dish at Pub of the Yr The Cotley Inn

The silver medal was snapped up by The Acorn Inn in Dorset – which VisitEngland says is ‘the sort of place you want you possibly can name your native’ – whereas The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley in Derbyshire, ‘a village inn with appeal by the pint’, got here third.

Style of England Award

From pubs to eating places, first place within the Style of England Award went to Lu Ban Restaurant, an institution that serves ‘delicacies impressed by the Chinese language area of Tianjin’ in Liverpool. 

‘Govt chef Dave J Critchley and his staff develop dishes with an creative, culinary ardour, respectful of Chinese language meals tradition and traditions and bringing a brand new dimension of Chinese language delicacies to town,’ VisitEngland says of the award-winner. 

It was adopted by second-place Moor Corridor Restaurant with Rooms, a Lancashire eatery that holds two Michelin stars and 5 AA Rosettes.

The silver medal in the Pub of the Year category was snapped up by The Acorn Inn (pictured) in Dorset

The silver medal within the Pub of the Yr class was snapped up by The Acorn Inn (pictured) in Dorset 

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley in Derbyshire (above) came third in the Pub of the Year ranking

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley in Derbyshire (above) got here third within the Pub of the Yr rating

One of the guest rooms at Pub of the Year bronze-medal winner The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - ‘a village inn with charm by the pint’

One of many visitor rooms at Pub of the Yr bronze-medal winner The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley – ‘a village inn with appeal by the pint’

First place in the Taste of England Award went to Lu Ban Restaurant, a Merseyside establishment that serves ‘cuisine inspired by the Chinese region of Tianjin’

First place within the Style of England Award went to Lu Ban Restaurant, a Merseyside institution that serves ‘delicacies impressed by the Chinese language area of Tianjin’

Second place in the Taste of England category was claimed by Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms in Lancashire (above)

Second place within the Style of England class was claimed by Moor Corridor Restaurant with Rooms in Lancashire (above) 

A dessert at Fischer's Baslow Hall, which snapped up the bronze medal in the Taste of England Award

A dessert at Fischer’s Baslow Corridor, which snapped up the bronze medal within the Style of England Award

Fischer’s Baslow Corridor, ‘the culinary jewel in Derbyshire’s crown since 1989’, snapped up the bronze medal within the Style of England Award.

B&B and Visitor Home of the Yr Award

In the meantime, providing some staycation inspiration, the gong for the perfect B&B and Visitor Home of the Yr went to The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay, a property that’s described by house owners Andy and Julian Banner-Worth as a ‘funky five-star luxurious escape’.

Leicestershire’s Horseshoe Cottage Farm, ‘a small, rural B&B that prides itself in consideration to element’, earned the silver medal. 

The gong for the best B&B and Guest House of the Year went to The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay, pictured

The gong for the perfect B&B and Visitor Home of the Yr went to The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay, pictured 

Leicestershire’s Horseshoe Cottage Farm, ‘a small, rural B&B', earned the silver medal in the B&B and Guest House of the Year Award

Leicestershire’s Horseshoe Cottage Farm, ‘a small, rural B&B’, earned the silver medal within the B&B and Visitor Home of the Yr Award

Brightham House Boutique Bed and Breakfast in Devon, above, ranked third in the B&B category

Brightham Home Boutique Mattress and Breakfast in Devon, above, ranked third within the B&B class 

It was adopted by third-place Brightham Home Boutique Mattress and Breakfast in Devon – a visitor home with a ‘fashionable however relaxed vibe’.

Giant Resort of the Yr Award

Elsewhere, the highest prize within the Giant Resort of the Yr class was awarded to The Royal Crescent Resort & Spa, a property that guarantees to be a ‘five-star haven of magnificence and tranquillity within the historic centre of Tub’.

Resort Indigo Durham in County Durham scooped up second place.

The bronze medal went to legendary London establishment The Langham.

The top prize in the Large Hotel of the Year category was awarded to The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath, pictured

The highest prize within the Giant Resort of the Yr class was awarded to The Royal Crescent Resort & Spa in Tub, pictured 

Pictured is an ensuite bathroom at Hotel Indigo Durham in County Durham, which scooped second place in the Large Hotel of the Year category

Pictured is an ensuite toilet at Resort Indigo Durham in County Durham, which scooped second place within the Giant Resort of the Yr class 

The bronze medal in the Large Hotel ranking went to legendary London institution The Langham

The bronze medal within the Giant Resort rating went to legendary London establishment The Langham

The elegant interior of the bronze medal winner in the Large Hotel ranking, The Langham

The elegant inside of the bronze medal winner within the Giant Resort rating, The Langham

Small Resort of the Yr Award

Topping the rostrum within the Small Resort of the Yr class was Seaham Corridor – ‘a five-star boutique lodge and spa with hanging views from its clifftop place on the Durham shoreline’.

The judges have been torn between two properties when it got here to awarding the silver medal, that means each No.15 by GuestHouse in Tub and The Idle Rocks in Cornwall, tied in second place. 

Topping the podium in the Small Hotel of the Year category was Durham's Seaham Hall (pictured)

Topping the rostrum within the Small Resort of the Yr class was Durham’s Seaham Corridor (pictured)

Small Hotel gold-medal winner Seaham Hall is described as ‘a five-star boutique hotel and spa with striking views from its clifftop position on the Durham coastline’

Small Resort gold-medal winner Seaham Corridor is described as ‘a five-star boutique lodge and spa with hanging views from its clifftop place on the Durham shoreline’

No.15 by GuestHouse in Bath, pictured, a 'beautiful boutique hotel', earned joint second in the Small Hotels category

No.15 by GuestHouse in Tub, pictured, a ‘stunning boutique lodge’, earned joint second within the Small Accommodations class 

The Idle Rocks in Cornwall, pictured above, tied in second place in the Small Hotel of the Year Award

The Idle Rocks in Cornwall, pictured above, tied in second place within the Small Resort of the Yr Award

Small Hotel silver-medal winner Idle Rocks, pictured, promises to be 'a place to relax, kick off your shoes and re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life'

Small Resort silver-medal winner Idle Rocks, pictured, guarantees to be ‘a spot to calm down, kick off your footwear and re-engage with the less complicated pleasures in life’

The previous, No.15 by GuestHouse, payments itself as a ‘stunning boutique lodge’, whereas the latter, Idle Rocks, guarantees to be ‘a spot to calm down, kick off your footwear and re-engage with the less complicated pleasures in life’. 

Tenting, Glamping and Vacation Park of the Yr Award

For holidaymakers who crave immersion within the Nice Outside, the Tenting, Glamping and Vacation Park of the Yr class celebrated the creme de la creme of England’s campsites.

Secret Meadows, a luxurious family-run glamping web site situated in rural Suffolk, reigned supreme. ‘The positioning is for company who favour the comforts of glamping, like being “off-grid” and are impressed by the environmental ethos,’ says VisitEngland. 

Behold, the gold medal winner in the Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year Award - Secret Meadows, a luxury family-run glamping site located in rural Suffolk

Behold, the gold medal winner within the Tenting, Glamping and Vacation Park of the Yr Award – Secret Meadows, a luxurious family-run glamping web site situated in rural Suffolk

Of Secret Meadows, which topped the podium in the Camping and Holiday Park category, the judges say: ‘The site is for guests who favour the comforts of glamping, like being "off-grid" and are inspired by the environmental ethos'

Of Secret Meadows, which topped the rostrum within the Tenting and Vacation Park class, the judges say: ‘The positioning is for company who favour the comforts of glamping, like being “off-grid” and are impressed by the environmental ethos’  

Leicestershire’s Brook Meadow (above) received the silver medal in the Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year Award

Leicestershire’s Brook Meadow (above) acquired the silver medal within the Tenting, Glamping and Vacation Park of the Yr Award

The ‘small and friendly holiday park’ of Landal Sandybrook, Derbyshire, ranked third in the Camping and Holiday Park category

The ‘small and pleasant vacation park’ of Landal Sandybrook, Derbyshire, ranked third within the Tenting and Vacation Park class

Leicestershire’s Brook Meadow, a 30-year-old family-run campsite enterprise surrounded by 400 acres of land, acquired the silver medal, whereas the ‘small and pleasant vacation park’ of Landal Sandybrook, Derbyshire, ranked third.

Expertise of the Yr Award

Which ‘experiences’ impressed the judges? First place on this award, sponsored by the Caravan and Motorhome Membership, went to Mylor Crusing & Powerboat College in Cornwall – which additionally scooped the highest spot within the Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award.

In line with VisitEngland, the varsity ‘goals to supply absolutely inclusive classes for budding sailors, “from absolute novices to salty seadogs” aged six and above’.

Pure Out of doors, an exercise centre within the Peak District Nationwide Park, sitting ‘within the coronary heart’ of Derbyshire’s Hope Valley, landed second within the Expertise class, whereas All Hallows’ Farmhouse Cookery College in Dorset – which provides visitor rooms, a ‘spacious’ faculty kitchen, gardens and personal household lodging – got here third.

First place in the Experience of the Year award went to Mylor Sailing & Powerboat School in Cornwall (above)

First place within the Expertise of the Yr award went to Mylor Crusing & Powerboat College in Cornwall (above) 

Visitors at Pure Outdoor, the activity centre in the Peak District National Park that landed second in the Experience of the Year category

Guests at Pure Out of doors, the exercise centre within the Peak District Nationwide Park that landed second within the Expertise of the Yr class 

As for different classes within the awards, the title of Giant Customer Attraction of the Yr went to Chester Zoo, Cheshire. Buckinghamshire’s Bletchley Park nation home and property was runner-up and Norfolk’s Pensthorpe conservation park grabbed the bronze award.

Rising victorious within the Small Customer Attraction of the Yr class was Nothe Fort, a historic sea fort on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, adopted by Liverpool’s Royal Liver Constructing 360 in second place and town’s British Music Expertise – which charts the nation’s historical past of pop and rock music – ending third.

VisitEngland mentioned in a press release: ‘The celebrated VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, working for greater than 30 years, have a good time and champion innovation, high quality and greatest follow throughout the trade recognising companies and people who elevate the bar of England’s tourism provide.’

Third place in the Experience category went to All Hallows' Farmhouse Cookery School in Dorset, which offers guest rooms, a ‘spacious’ school kitchen, gardens and private family accommodation

Third place within the Expertise class went to All Hallows’ Farmhouse Cookery College in Dorset, which provides visitor rooms, a ‘spacious’ faculty kitchen, gardens and personal household lodging 

Commenting on the awards, Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston mentioned: ‘Our very good tourism companies provide one thing for everybody and the sector is one we may be happy with. It’s improbable to see so many hardworking companies of all sizes recognised for his or her gold-standard contribution to English tourism and I congratulate all of the winners.’

VisitEngland Advisory Board Chair Nick de Bois added: ‘It’s great to see the Awards occasion again in-person, giving us the chance to return collectively, have a good time and congratulate the best-of-the-best throughout England’s world-class tourism trade.

‘From an accessible and inclusive crusing faculty to a family-run rural glamping web site and an immersive residing museum, these awards spotlight the excellent high quality, the innovation and the customer support excellence throughout our trade. All these companies are winners in each sense.

‘Thousands and thousands of jobs and native economies rely upon tourism and this 12 months’s awards additionally spotlight the dedication of tourism companies as they rebuild, championing greatest follow and offering guests with first-class experiences.’

For extra data go to www.visitbritain.org.

VISITENGLAND TOURISM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS 2022

Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award – sponsored by Barclays

Gold – Mylor Crusing & Powerboat College, Cornwall

Silver – Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire

Bronze – Fleetwood Seaside Wheelchairs, Lancashire

B&B and Visitor Home of the Yr 

Gold – The 25 Boutique B&B, Devon

Silver – Horseshoe Cottage Farm, Leicestershire

Bronze – Brightham Home Boutique Mattress and Breakfast, Devon

Tenting, Glamping and Vacation Park of the Yr

Gold – Secret Meadows, Suffolk

Silver – Brook Meadow, Leicestershire

Bronze – Landal Sandybrook, Derbyshire

Moral, Accountable and Sustainable Tourism Award

Gold – Chichester Competition Theatre, West Sussex

Silver – Pure Out of doors, Derbyshire

Bronze – West Bay Discovery Centre, Dorset

Expertise of the Yr – sponsored by the Caravan and Motorhome Membership

Gold – Mylor Crusing & Powerboat College, Cornwall

Silver – Pure Out of doors, Derbyshire

Bronze – All Hallows’ Farmhouse Cookery College, Dorset

Giant Resort of the Yr

Gold – The Royal Crescent Resort & Spa, Tub

Silver – Resort Indigo Durham, County Durham

Bronze – The Langham, London

Small Resort of the Yr

Gold – Seaham Corridor, County Durham

Joint Silver – No.15 by GuestHouse, Tub

Joint Silver – The Idle Rocks, Cornwall

New Tourism Enterprise of the Yr

Gold – Three Mile Seaside, Cornwall

Silver – Triple A Meals Excursions, Tyne & Put on

Bronze – Rowley Farm Holidays, Worcestershire

Pub of the Yr

Gold – The Cotley Inn, Somerset

Silver – The Acorn Inn, Dorset

Bronze – The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, Derbyshire

Resilience and Innovation Award

Gold – Black Nation Dwelling Museum, West Midlands

Silver – Chester Zoo, Cheshire

Bronze – Severn Valley Railway, Worcestershire

Self-Catering Lodging of the Yr – sponsored by Sykes Vacation Cottages

Gold – Treeopia, Worcestershire

Silver – Glynn Barton, Cornwall

Bronze – Pitt Farm Vacation Cottages, Devon

Style of England Award

Gold – Lu Ban Restaurant, Merseyside

Silver – Moor Corridor Restaurant with Rooms, Lancashire

Bronze – Fischer’s Baslow Corridor, Derbyshire

Unsung Hero Award

Gold – Adam Wardale, Middletons Resort, North Yorkshire

Silver – Neeshal Jeewon, Hilton London Metropole, London

Bronze – Clive Goodwin, Ouseburn Belief, Tyne & Put on

Giant Customer Attraction of the Yr

Gold – Chester Zoo, Cheshire

Silver – Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire

Bronze – Pensthorpe, Norfolk

Small Customer Attraction of the Yr

Gold – Nothe Fort, Dorset

Silver – Royal Liver Constructing 360, Merseyside

Bronze – British Music Expertise, Merseyside

TXGB Trailblazer Award

Gold – Rugby League World Cup 2021

Silver – Go to Gloucester

Bronze – Mike James, Savouring Tub

Tourism Celebrity 2022

Winner – George Finlay, Matlock Farm Park

Excellent Contribution to Tourism Award

Winner – The English Interval Drama

Supply: VisitEngland  



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