Finalists for the Visit Worcestershire Tourism awards have been announced.

The awards dinner is set to celebrate the best in Worcestershire's visitor economy on Friday, March 15 at Ombersley Court.

The awards will recognise the standout individuals and businesses boosting the region’s tourism industry and even provide opportunities for winners to be recognised at a national level with the VisitEngland Awards of Excellence.



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A wide array of sixty businesses are vying for awards across diverse categories which include pubs, hotels, restaurants, attractions, and self-catering accommodation, among others.

Speaking on the importance of recognition within the sector, Councillor Marc Bayliss, cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills at Worcestershire County Council, said: "Celebrating our tourism and hospitality sector is vastly important to recognise its importance to Worcestershire’s economy and to unleash it’s potential on a regional and national level.

"I wish all the finalists the best of luck and thank the Worcestershire business community for their support with the event."

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Visit Worcestershire has relied on the support and generosity of a number of sponsors.

Ombersley Court, one of Worcestershire's newest event venues, will host the event, with Bromsgrove-based Fews Marquees set to showcase their Orangery to place on the grounds.

Over 290 guests will enjoy a Worcestershire-themed menu alongside the ceremony.

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The evening will have suppliers from the area serving Worcestershire-themed cocktails and drinks.

Prestige Toilet Hire, from Pershore, will be providing luxury washroom facilities, and Peggy Sue's Bars will be attending to the evening’s bar service.

Numerous companies are rallying behind the awards as sponsors, including Mercian Events, The Wedding House, Destination Core, Sentino Hospitality, One Worcestershire, Worcestershire County Council, ArrangeMY Escape, Unmissable England, Worcestershire Ambassadors, Gemini Hospitality Group, and Conteur.

Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards 23/24 – Shortlist

Business Events Venue of the Year

The Lygon Arms Hotel
Three Counties Showground
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

By The Red Phone Box Glamping, Camping & Cottage
Redhill Holidays
Hopleys Family Camping
Plum Tree Glamping

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

Safari Lodges
Attwell Farm Park
Astley Vineyard

Experience of the Year

Astley Vineyard
Morgan Experience
Axe Junkies
Aztec Adventure
Piston Distillery

Festival & Event of the Year

Battle of Evesham
Broadway Arts Festival
Light Night Worcester
Pershore Plum Festival
RHS Malvern Spring Festival
Woo Fest
Worcester Film Festival
Worcester Music Festival 
Worcester Repertory Company’s Annual Swan Theatre Pantomime
Churchfields Pumpkin Festival

Large Hotel of the Year

The Malvern Spa
The Lygon Arms Hotel
Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel
Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Hanbury Hall (National Trust)
Worcester Cathedral
Attwell Farm Park
West Midland Safari Park
Severn Valley Railway
All Things Wild

New Tourism Business of the Year

Hidden England Escapes
Aztec Adventure
Nature's Edge Cabin

Pub of the Year

The Fox & Hounds at Lulsley
The Hadley Bowling Green
The Queen Elizabeth Inn

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

Alvechurch Marina
Malvern Escapes
The Old Dairy Malvern

Small Serviced Accommodation Provider of the Year

Brockencote Hall Hotel
The Elms
The Hadley Bowling Green
Eckington Manor

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Aztec Adventure
Morgan Experience
Harvington Hall
Broadway Museum & Art Gallery
Wyre Forest – Forestry England

Taste of Worcestershire Award

The Lygon Arms Hotel - Grill by James Martin
The Cottage in the Wood Malvern