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Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2016

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2016 logo

 

Staffordshire's Tourism industry recognised at NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.

The winners of 2016 NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards were revealed during an awards ceremony held on Tuesday 15th November 2016 at the State Room, Alton Towers Conference Centre, Alton Towers Resort.

The awards were independently judged and verified by Service Science. Entrants were reviewed and marked on their commitment to delivering excellent customer service, training and skills for employees, sustainability and environment; along with the entrants’ proactivity and dedication to best practice, quality of service and product.

There were 20 categories for the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards which include accolades for visitor attractions, accommodation businesses, experiences and also recognise the food and drink industry.

This year a special award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in Staffordshire' was presented to Sue Wiper for her work at Trentham Monkey Forest.

Destination Staffordshire would like to thank headline sponsor NFU Mutual, the individual category sponsors and the all the Staffordshire tourism businesses which submitted applications for the 2016 awards.

Overall category winners were awarded 'Gold' with runners-up being presented with 'Silver' and 'Highly Commended'.

 

 
 
 
 
Knight jousting on horseback in the grounds of Tamworth Castle

 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

sponsored by Staffordshire University

Gold Award - Tamworth Castle

Silver - Gladstone Pottery Museum

Highly Commended - Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre

 

 

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Sponsored by Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP

Gold Award - Alton Towers Resort

Silver - World of Wedgwood

Highly Commended - Drayton Manor Park

 

Alton Towers Resort
 
 
 
 

 

Hotel of the Year

Sponsored by M6 Toll

Gold Award - Swinfen Hall Hotel

Silver - Drayton Manor Hotel

Highly Commended - Drayton Court Hotel

 

Swinfen Hall Hotel exterior
Close up of table in the Orangery Restaurant at The Moat House

 

Restaurant of the Year

Gold Award - Orangery Restaurant at The Moat House

Silver - Four Seasons Restaurant at Swinfen Hall Hotel

Highly Commended - Greenway Hall Golf Club Restaurant

 

 
 
 
 
 Drayton's Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor Park

 

Best Tourism Experience of the Year

Sponsored by Pear Communications

Gold Award - Drayton Manor Park for Drayton's Magical Christmas.

Silver - Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat

Highly Commended - National Forest Adventure Farm for Summer Dinosaur Fun.

 

Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year

Gold Award - Ingestre Lodges, Ingestre, Stafford

Silver - Heywood Hall, Denstone, Uttoxeter

Highly Commended - Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard

 

Ingestre Lodges
 
 
 
 

 

Bed & Breakfast of the Year

Sponsored by New Vision Group (NVG)

Gold Award - Amber House B&B, Alrewas

Silver - Woodshoot Bed & Breakfast, King's Bromley

 

Amber House Bed and Breakfast, Alrewas
Oakland Holiday Park, view from the canal

 

Holiday Park of the Year

Gold Award - Oakland Holiday Park, Brewood

Silver - Pillaton Hall Farm Caravan & Campsite, Penkridge

 

 
 
 
 
Dalraddy Cottage, view of the sitting room

 

Self Catering Holiday Property of the Year

Gold Award - Dalraddy Cottage, Cannock Chase

Silver - Bleak House Cottage, Longnor

 

 

Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year

Gold Award - Colton House, Colton, Rugeley

Silver - Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat

Highly Commended - Alrewas Hayes, Alrewas

Highly Commended - The Laurels, Oakamoor

 

Four poster bedroom at Colton House, Colton near Rugeley
 
 
 
 

 

Tourism Pub of the Year

Gold Award - The Red Lion, Bradley, Stafford

Silver - The Lymestone Vaults, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Highly Commended - The Borehole, Stone

 

The Red Lion at Bradley, Stafford

 

Glamping Provider of the Year

Gold Award - Secret Cloud House Holidays

 

 
 
 
 
Drayton Manor Park conference and meeting facilities

 

Business Tourism Award

Sponsored by Stoke & Staffordshire LEP Growth Hub

Gold Award - Drayton Manor Park

Silver - Colton House

Highly Commended - Alton Towers Resort

 

 

Inclusive Tourism Award

Sponsored by Support Staffordshire

Gold Award - Just So Festival by Wild Rumpus

Silver - Gladstone Pottery Museum

Highly Commended - Drayton Manor Park

 

Just So Festival
 
 
 
 

 

Sustainable Tourism Award

Sponsored by Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark

Gold Award - The Dorothy Clive Garden

Silver - Colton House

Highly Commended - Gladstone Pottery Museum

 

Laburnum Arch at Dorothy Clive Garden
Springslade Lodge Tea Room, Cannock Chase

 

Tea Room / Coffee Shop of the Year

Gold Award - Springslade Lodge, Cannock Chase

Silver - Pom's Kitchen & Deli, Lichfield

Highly Commended - Denstone Hall Cafe, Denstone

 

 
 
 
 
Denstone Hall Farm Shop

 

Food Retailer of the Year

Gold Award - Denstone Hall Farm Shop

Silver - Canalside Farm Shop

Highly Commended - Brown & Green

 

 

Taste of Staffordshire Tourism Award

Gold Award - Orangery Restaurant at The Moat House

Silver - Springslade Lodge, Cannock Chase

Highly Commended - Pom's Kitchen & Deli, Lichfield

 

The Orangery Restaurant at the Moat House
 
 
 
 

 

Guided Tour of the Year

Gold Award - Factory Tour at World of Wedgwood

Silver - Brewery Tour at Lymestone Brewery

 

Visitors enjoy the Factory Tour at World of Wedgwood
Sparky the soggy Springer Spaniel at The Borehole, Stone

 

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Gold Award - The Borehole, Stone

Silver - Barks Holiday Cottage

Highly Commended - The Stafford Arms, Bagnall

 

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