York Tourism Awards 2022: the city’s best pubs, restaurants, attractions and places to stay revealed


The finalists have been revealed ahead of the return of the “Northern Tourism Oscars” on March 3, 2022, with York’s top companies ready to go head-to-head.

The event aims to highlight the excellence of York’s tourism sector and to recognize exceptional service, innovation, quality and resilience.

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Popular York companies shortlisting for the awards include Castle Howard, which is shortlisted for Experience of the Year, The JORVIK Viking Thing in the Event of the Year category and The Grand, York, which is among the finalists. for The Large Hotel of the Year.

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In the Pub of the Year section, Stonegate’s Lendal and House of Trembling Madness are shortlisted, while York Gin is one of the finalists in the Shop Experience of the Year category, and Mr. Chippy York is one of the companies. put forward for the Taste of England Award.

A full list of finalists is included below.

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The awards ceremony will be hosted by York Mix Radio presenters Ben Fry and Laura Castle at York Racecourse.

Eligible winners in a number of categories will automatically be presented to the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2022 to compete for the crown of the country’s best.

New categories for 2022 include the “Resilience and Innovation Award” to honor organizations that have built on their strengths, innovated in their business and demonstrated incredible resilience during a difficult time for the industry.

Another new “Unsung Hero” award recognizes someone working for a tourism company who excels in their role and deserves to be applauded for their work and commitment to the industry.

Councilor Darryl Smalley: Executive Member for Culture, Recreation and Communities, said: “We all know what an incredibly difficult 18 months these businesses will all have been through, and that’s why it’s more important than ever to celebrate. the incredible array of businesses that York is lucky enough to be home to.

“These companies are a vital part of our great city and I am delighted to see such a diverse group of finalists this year. I wish them all the best of luck and although it has been said many times before, it is truly an important achievement to be shortlisted and you are all winners already.

Tickets for the awards ceremony on Thursday March 3, 2022 are now available. You can book tickets here. Visit the 2022 York Tourism Awards finalists:

B&B and guesthouse of the year

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

Springwood Shepherd Huts Glamping York

Wigwam Holidays Ballroom Farm

The Grand’s Cooking School, York

Grand Hotel of the Year – Sponsored by Streamline Taxis

Top Tourist Attraction of the Year – Sponsored by YO1 Radio

New Tourism Business of the Year – Sponsored by City Cruises

York Riverside Apartments

Ad of the Year – Sponsored by Hunter Gee Holroyd

House of Shaking Madness Lendal

Stonegate Shaking Madness House

The Drovers Arms Restaurant and Country Pub

Independent accommodation of the year

Roomzzz Aparthotels – York City

Resilience and Innovation Award – Sponsored by Fabler & Co

The Drovers Arms Restaurant and Country Pub

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Shopping Experience of the Year * – Sponsored by Fidomoney

Small Hotel of the Year – Sponsored by Hospitality Staffing

Grays Court Hotel and The Bow Room Restaurant

Small tourist attraction of the year

The Bow Room restaurant at Grays Court Hotel

The Drovers Arms Restaurant and Country Pub

Unsung Hero Award – Sponsored by LNER

* Visit York only. These categories are not eligible for the Visit England Awards for Excellence.


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