Leading tourism businesses from across South West England were celebrating in style last night (Thursday 23 March) as over 90 awards were presented at the 2022/23 South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

482 entries were submitted from across the region including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with many winning in county schemes in Cornwall, Bristol, Bath and Somerset, Dorset and Devon before being selected for the regional scheme.

Robin Barker, Director of Services for Tourism Ltd, who manages the Awards, said: “What a delight to be in the company of the region’s best, and at one of our most iconic venues.  The conversations and celebrations were a real joy – I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!” 

Co-Director Nell Barrington added: “It was fantastic to see so much happiness and celebration among the best business in South West England after another difficult year for hospitality and tourism, congratulations to them all.”

Visit Devon members who were honoured this year are: 

Alder Vineyard
Cafè and Tearoom of the Year, Commended
New Tourism Business of the Year Award, Bronze

Bolberry Farm Cottages
Dog-friendly Business of the year, Gold

Cary Arms and Spa
Casual Dining Award, Bronze

Cofton Holidays
Holiday Park of the Year, Silver
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award, Commended 

Gara Rock
Wedding Venue of the Year, Silver
Small Hotel of the Year, Commended 

Kent's Cavern
Resilience and Innovation Award, Bronze
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year, Commended
Tourism Event/Festival of the Year, Commended (for Cave Cinema)

Lower Keats Glamping
Glamping Business of the Year, Commended 

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award, Commended 

Congratulations to all our winners!
To see a full list of winners, click here. 




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