A number of businesses from the Howdenshire area were among the winners at the 2020 Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards. The annual awards ceremony at Bridlington Spa had to be cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so the host, Blair Jacobs, announced the winners from the comfort of his living room instead!
One of the new categories introduced this year was the Remarkable Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award, which was won by William’s Den, of North Cave. Judges praised the “highly professional and well-integrated activities outdoors and an imaginatively arranged wooden indoor play area”, which they described as “an extremely well-designed building making great use of recovered, renewable and natural materials and thoughtfully planned for the benefit of less able users.”.
Meanwhile, Hotham’s Gin School took the Remarkable Experience of the Year title for providing a ‘thoroughly entertaining and enlightening experience’.
The Remarkable Hotel Award was won by Saltmarshe Hall, near Howden, which the judges said is run by a ‘great team of people who are passionate about their work’.
The full list of the winners is as follows:
Remarkable New Tourism Business Award – Bonus Arena, Hull.
Remarkable Bed & Breakfast and Guest House of the Year – The Wold Cottage, Wold Newton.
Remarkable Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award – William’s Den, North Cave.
Remarkable Visitor Attraction – Sledmere House.
Remarkable Restaurant of the Year – Rupert & Darwin, Hull.
Remarkable Local Producer Award – Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby.
Remarkable Tourism Event – Pride in Hull.
Remarkable Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year – Wold’s Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton.
Remarkable Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award – Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington.
Remarkable Cuppa – The Granary at Rustic Riddle, Ulrome.
Remarkable Business Events Venue of the Year – DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull.
Remarkable Pub of the Year – The Lion and Key, Hull.
Remarkable Self Catering Accommodation of the Year – Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington.
Remarkable Hotel – Saltmarshe Hall, Saltmarshe, near Howden.
Remarkable Experience of the Year – Hotham’s Gin School, Hull.