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Finalists Announced For BBPA Sponsored Visitengland Awards For Excellence Tourism Pub Award

VisitEngland has announced the finalists for their Awards for Excellence 2014. Among the categories is the British Beer & Pub Association sponsored Tourism Pub category.

VisitEngland has today announced the finalists for their Awards for Excellence 2014. Among the categories is the British Beer & Pub Association sponsored Tourism Pub category.

The pubs listed in this category are

Tourism Pub of the Year
Pandora Inn
Falmouth, Cornwall

South Causey Inn
Stanley, County Durham

The Feathered Nest Country Inn
Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire

The Horse and Jockey, Manton
Manton, East Midlands

Watermill Inn & Brewery
Kendal, Cumbria

The awards celebrate the very best England has to offer and the outstanding tourism pub that wins this prestigious accolade will be announced at the award ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse on Monday, 12 May.

Both regional winners and direct entries for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are rigorously assessed by independent assessors and judged by a board of tourism industry experts. Carefully chosen by a judging panel, the finalists represent the finest in the industry and include a wealth of attractions, accommodation providers, tourism experiences, Tourist Information Centres and businesses that have shown complete dedication to developing the excellent standards of English tourism. Each finalist is guaranteed to receive either a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended in their category.

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds said:
“It is a great honour to be able to support these prestigious awards. With tourism a major contributing factor to the growth of the British pub industry, the Tourism Pub Award is an important accolade. The finalists should be proud of their role as flagship examples of how pubs can diversify their offer and provide exceptional quality in order to ensure that the tourist market is provided for.”

VisitEngland’s Chief Executive James Berresford said:

“I would like to congratulate all those nominated as VisitEngland Awards for Excellence finalists this year. We receive hundreds of applications each year of an extremely high standard, so it is a tremendous achievement for any business to become a finalist. Each finalist is already a winner and can take justifiable pride and credit in earning a coveted place in the top five in their category in England, and in the contribution they make to an industry worth £106 billion to the economy, supporting 2.6 million jobs. I wish all our finalists the very best of luck for the awards ceremony in May.

To find out more and to book tickets visit www.visitenglandawards.org.

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