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TOURISM BUSINESSES WIN GOLD AT THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Seventeen South East tourism businesses have been awarded Gold at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 
2012-2013 held at Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey on 28 November.

The Beautiful South Awards are now in their 22nd year and recognise businesses and destinations across the tourism industry for their exceptional levels of customer service and dedication to raising standards. The winners were announced by hosts Ken Robinson CBE, Chairman, Tourism South East (TSE) and guest radio presenter for Heart FM, Toby Anstis.  Gold winners from across the South East include Chewton Glen Hotel in Hampshire, Thanet Visitor Information Service in Kent and The Feathered Nest Country Inn in Oxfordshire.

‘Congratulations to all tonight’s winners’, said Peter Colling, Managing Director of TSE. ‘Our industry’s commitment to providing the best possible customer experience is outstanding.  The Award winners are truly the best-in-class and we look forward to seeing them on the national stage at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013.’

‘The current economic climate continues to present many challenges for the tourism industry - however, the standards achieved by our Award winners this year show their determination to provide their visitors and guests with memorable and outstanding  experiences,’ added Peter. 

List of winners Beautiful South Award Winners by Accolade

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism

Earl of March and Kinrara

Gold Winners

Access for All Tourism  

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

Hampshire

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Accommodation of the Year

St Mary's Hall

Hampshire

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Accommodation of the Year

Alkham Court

Kent

Best Tourism Experience

Livingstone Lodge, Port Lympne

Kent

Business Tourism

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

Hampshire

Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village of the Year

Two Hoots Campsite

Hampshire

Flavour of the South East

The Mill at Gordleton

Hampshire

Large Attraction of the Year

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Hampshire

Large Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

Hampshire

Outstanding Customer Service

Lorna Woodage (Kent Life - Continuum Group)

Kent

Pub of the Year

The Feathered Nest Country Inn

Oxfordshire

Self Catering and Serviced Apartments

West Marden Farm Cottages:

Keepers
Barley Cottage and the Old Stables 

W Sussex

Small Attraction of the Year

Watts Gallery

Surrey

Small Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

Lainston House Hotel

Hampshire

Sustainable Tourism

Blenheim Palace

Oxfordshire

Tourism Event of the Year

The Hampshire Food Festival

Hampshire

Tourist Information Service of the Year

Thanet Visitor Information Service

Kent


Silver Winners

Access for All Tourism  

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Hampshire

Access for All Tourism  

Quay Quarters Cottages

W Sussex

Access for All Tourism  

The Calf Shed - Bardown Farm Holiday Cottages

E Sussex

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Accommodation of the Year

Kester House

E Sussex

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Accommodation of the Year

Molland Manor House

Kent

Best Tourism Experience

Weber Grill Academy

Oxfordshire

Business Tourism

Leith's at Beaulieu

Hampshire

Business Tourism

Careys Manor & Senspa

Hampshire

Business Tourism

Radisson Blu Edwardian Guildford

Surrey

Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village of the Year

Bunn Leisure

W Sussex

Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village of the Year

Hoburne Naish

Hampshire

Flavour of the South East

Lainston House Hotel

Hampshire

Large Attraction of the Year

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Hampshire

Large Attraction of the Year

Blenheim Palace

Oxfordshire

Large Attraction of the Year

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

IOW

Large Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

Macdonald Windsor Hotel

Berkshire

Large Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

Tylney Hall Hotel

Hampshire

Outstanding Customer Service

Gary Kelly (Macdonald Windsor Hotel)

Berkshire

Outstanding Customer Service

Rae Davis (Jurys Inn Brighton)

E Sussex

Outstanding Customer Service

Sue West (Best Western Gatwick Moat House)

Surrey

Pub of the Year

The Bull at Benenden

Kent

Pub of the Year

The Cat Inn

W Sussex

Self Catering and Serviced Apartments

South Winchester Lodges

Hampshire

Self Catering and Serviced Apartments

Chimney Farm Barns

Oxfordshire

Small Attraction of the Year

Mapledurham Trust

Oxfordshire

Small Attraction of the Year

Shepherd Neame

Kent

Small Attraction of the Year

Go Ape Itchen Valley

Hampshire

Small Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

Pelham House

E Sussex

Small Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

Lamb Inn

Oxfordshire

Small Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

The Bay Tree Hotel

Oxfordshire

Sustainable Tourism

Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Hampshire

Sustainable Tourism

Holiday Inn Winchester

Hampshire

Sustainable Tourism

Jurys Inn Brighton

E Sussex

Tourism Event of the Year

Beaulieu International Autojumble

Hampshire

Tourist Information Service of the Year

Guildford Tourist Information Centre

Surrey

Tourist Information Service of the Year

Rye Tourist Information Centre

E Sussex


Highly Commended Winners

Access for All Tourism  

Jurys Inn Brighton

E Sussex

Access for All Tourism  

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Hampshire

Best Tourism Experience

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

IOW

Business Tourism

Tylney Hall Hotel

Hampshire

Experience

Denbies Wine Estate

Surrey

Flavour of the South East

Radisson Blu Edwardian Guildford

Surrey

Flavour of the South East

Juicy Juicy Ltd (Newington Nurseries)

Oxfordshire

Flavour of the South East

Denbies Wine Estate

Surrey

Large Attraction of the Year

Denbies Wine Estate

Surrey

Large Attraction of the Year

Spinnaker Tower

Hampshire

Large Hotel

Pendley Manor Hotel

Buckinghamshire

Large Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

Oakley Court Hotel

Berkshire

Large Hotel/Townhouse of the Year

Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

Hampshire

Outstanding Customer Service

Amanda Bryett (Windsor Tourist Guides)

Berkshire

Outstanding Customer Service

Arthur Clelland (Portsmouth Marriott Hotel)

Hampshire

Pub of the Year

The Little Brown Jug

Kent

Pub of the Year

The Woolpack Inn

Kent

Self Catering and Serviced Apartments

Quay Quarters Cottages

W Sussex

Small Attraction of the Year

Go Ape Bracknell

Berkshire

Sustainable Tourism

Brookside Cottage

IOW

Tourism Event of the Year

Shakespeare Festival

Buckinghamshire

Tourism Event of the Year

Wallingford Food Festival 2012

Oxfordshire

Tourism Event of the Year

Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival

E Sussex

Tourist Information Service of the Year

Burford Visitor Information Centre

Oxfordshire

Tourist Information Service of the Year

Witney Tourist Information Centre

Oxfordshire

 
We are grateful to our sponsors and partners and thank them for their continued support:

 Villeroy & Boch      artisan      Denbies Wine Estate  Take One Media     obc the accountants

 

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