Tourism awards shortlisted announced

Marketing Lancashire has revealed the shortlist for the 2018 Lancashire Tourism Awards. naming 103 finalists in 22 categories.

The annual Lancashire Tourism Awards celebrate tourism and hospitality around the county; providing a route to the Visit England Awards for Excellence, the industry’s national honours.

The finalists will now have face-to-face interviews with the Lancashire Tourism Awards expert judging panels, who will choose the ultimate winners. A number of the categories will also receive visits from mystery shoppers.

The Lancashire Tourism Superstar will be decided by public vote, with details available on the awards website.

The winners in each of our 22 categories will be announced at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2018 black-tie dinner and awards ceremony in November.


Wedding Venue Award Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale Holmes Mill, Clitheroe Leighton Hall, Carnforth Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Mellor

New Business Award A’Vucciria, Rawtenstall Castle View, Lancaster Clip’n Climb Blackpool Fence Gate Lodge, Fence The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham L’Escargotiere, Bowland No. 10, Preston The Rookery Holiday Cottage, Roughlee

Taste Lancashire Restaurant Award* Bay Horse Inn, Lancaster Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale The Midland, Morecambe Twelve Restaurant, Thornton

Taste Lancashire Pub/Inn Award* The Aspinall Arms, Mitton The Assheton Arms, Downham Bay Horse Inn, Lancaster Fence Gate, Fence The Spread Eagle, Mellor The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley

Taste Lancashire Producer Award Batch Brew, Burnley Bowland Brewery, Clitheroe Calyx Drinks, Burnley Choc Amor, Mawdesley Northern Whisper Brewing Co, Rawtenstall Wignalls Yallo, Standish

Holiday Village Award* Pipers Height Caravan Park, Blackpool Ream Hills Holiday Park, Weeton Rossendale Holiday Cottages South Lakeland Leisure Village, Carnforth Stanley Villa Farm Fishing & Camping, Greenhalgh

Self-Catering Holiday Award* Laythams Holiday Lets Retreat, Slaidburn Newton Hall Holiday Apartments, Blackpool Rossendale Holiday Cottages Water Babies Narrow Boat Hire, Forton Wolfen Mill Boutique Self Catering, Chipping

Sustainable Tourism Award* The Bee Centre, Preston Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe Fell End Holiday Park, Carnforth Moss Wood Caravan Park, Lancaster

Lancashire Large Hotel Award* Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool The Legacy Preston International Hotel The Wrightington Hotel & Health Club

Business Tourism Award* Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green Winter Gardens Blackpool The Wrightington Hotel & Health Club

Lancashire Perfect Stay Award* The Assheton Arms, Downham Bartle Hall Hotel, Preston The Borough, Lancaster The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley

Small Visitor Attraction Award* Go Ape Rivington Leighton Hall, Carnforth Mrs Dowsons Farm Park, Blackburn Shores Hey Farm, Burnley Thornton Hall Country Park

Large Visitor Attraction Award* Ascent Trampoline Park, Blackpool Blackpool Zoo Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston East Lancashire Railway Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Retail Experience Award Bowland Food Hall, Clitheroe Fleetwood Market Heskin Hall Shopping Village, Chorley JAK Hanson, Wrightington Preston Markets

Visitor Experience Award A Brief Encounter with Leighton Hall, Carnforth Artisan Foodworks, Burscough Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours The Bee Centre, Preston

Cultural Venue/Organisation Award Blackburn Cathedral Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours The Boo, Waterfoot Carnforth Station Heritage Centre The Whitaker, Rossendale

Inclusive Tourism Award* The Bee Centre, Preston Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool

Dog Friendly Award* The Aspinall Arms, Mitton Holiday Inn Express Burnley Ribble Valley Country & Leisure Park, Gisburn Rossendale Holiday Cottages

Taste Lancashire Café/Tearoom Award Brew + Bake, Preston The Dearden Tea Rooms, Haslingden Middle Holly Cottage Tea Rooms, Forton Shores Hey Farm Café, Burnley

Tourism Superstar Award* Roger Borrell, Lancashire Life Magazine Barbara Bryan, Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Complex Simon Entwistle, Top Hat Tours James Whewell, Wyresdale Park

Small Event Award Burnley Canal Festival Chorley Live The Penny Farm Open Day, Blackpool A Thornton Hall Farm Christmas Adventure Treasure Island, The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster Worsthorne Gala

Large Event Award Festival of Making, Blackburn Highest Point Festival, Lancaster Light up Lancaster Vintage by the Sea, Morecambe *The winners in these categories, meeting the appropriate criteria, will have the opportunity to represent Lancashire at the national Visit England Awards for Excellence.