2019/20 DORSET TOURISM AWARDS

RESULTS (in alphabetic order)

Sponsored by Saffery Champness, saffery.com

 

ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE TOURISM AWARD sponsored by Purple Cloud, purplecloudconsultancy.com

Gold

  • Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, Swanage, durlston.co.uk @DurlstonCP

Silver

Bronze

 

ACTIVE AND SPORTING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR. sponsored by Dorset Tourism Association, dorsetlep.co.uk/dorset-tourism-association

Gold

Silver

  • RockReef and PierZip on Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth, rockreef.co.uk, @rockreef_UK

Bronze

 

B&B AND GUESTHOUSE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Goadsby, goadsby.com

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Commended

 

BUSINESS EVENTS & WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Insight6, insight6.com

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

CAFÉ & TEAROOM OF THE YEAR sponsored by The Book & Bucket Cheese Company, thebookandbucketcheesecompany.co.uk

Gold

Silver

 Bronze

Commended

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERSTAR AWARD sponsored by Bournemouth Water Services, bournemouthwater.co.uk

  • Pete Abbott, The Cafe at Upton Country Park

 

DOG FRIENDLY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR sponsored by Forthglade, forthglade.com

Gold

Silver

  • Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges, Dorchester, lancombe.co.uk @lancombe

Bronze

 

ETHICAL, RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD sponsored by NFU Mutual, nfumutual.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Commended

 

FORTHGLADE DOG FRIENDLY PUB OF THE YEAR sponsored by Forthglade, forthglade.com

Gold

Silver

 

GLAMPING & ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR sponsored by Quality in Tourism, qualityintourism.com

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

HOLIDAY PARK OF THE YEAR sponsored by Elavon, elavon.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Commended

 

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Simpleview, simpleviewinc.com

Gold

 

LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR sponsored by Hotel Perfect, hotelperfect.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Commended

 

LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR sponsored by Pear Communications, pearcommunications.org

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

LEARNING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Conker Spirit, conkerspirit.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Commended

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO DORSET TOURISM sponsored by Saffery Champness, saffery.com

NEW TOURISM BUSINESS AWARD sponsored by Visit Dorset, visit-dorset.com

Gold

Silver

 

PUB OF THE YEAR sponsored by Porter Dodson, porterdodson.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Commended

 

RESTAURANT/BISTRO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Piddle Brewery, piddlebrewery.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Commended

 

SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink, dorsetfoodanddrink.org

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Commended

  • Burnbake Forest Lodges, Corfe Castle, burnbake.com, @burnbake_dorset

 

SMALL HOTEL OF THE YEAR sponsored by Clockwork, clock-work.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR sponsored by Resort Dorset, resortdorset.com

Gold

Silver

Commended

 

SPA & WELLBEING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Taurus, taurusenergy.co.uk

Gold

  • Mellulah Therapy & Yoga Retreats, Milton Abbas, mellulah.co.uk, @mellulahyoga

Silver

Bronze

 

TOURING CAMPING AND CARAVANNING PARK OF THE YEAR sponsored by ClubWifi, clubwifi.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Commended

 

TOURISM EVENT/FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR sponsored by Yellow Buses, yellowbuses.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

TOURISM INNOVATION AWARD sponsored by NatWest Business Banking, business.natwest.com

Gold

Silver

 

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Beales Gourmet, bealesgourmet.com and The Italian Villa, the-italian-villa.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

WINNER OF WINNERS sponsored by Dorset LEP, dorsetlep.co.uk

 

2018/19 DORSET TOURISM AWARDS

 (in alphabetic order)

Sponsored by Saffery Champness, saffery.com

ACCESS AND INCLUSIVITY AWARD sponsored by Purple Cloud, purplecloudconsultancy.com

Gold

Silver

Bronze

  • Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham, monkeyworld.org, @mwaperescue

ACTIVE AND SPORTING EXPERIENCE AWARD sponsored by Dorset Tourism Association, dorsetlep.co.uk/dorset-tourism-association

Gold

  • Moors Valley Go Ape!, Ringwood, goape.co.uk, @GoApeTribe

Silver

  • RockReef and PierZip on Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth, rockreef.co.uk, @rockreef_UK

Bronze

  • Weymouth Bay RIB Charter, Weymouth, weymouthbayribcharters.co.uk

B&B AND GUESTHOUSE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Goadsby, goadsby.com

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Highly Commended

BUSINESS TOURISM AND VENUE AWARD sponsored by Soundview, soundviewmedia.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

CAFÉ/TEAROOM OF THE YEAR sponsored Dorset Food & Drink, dorsetfoodanddrink.org

Gold

  • Compton Acres Café and Tea Rooms, Poole, comptonacres.co.uk, @compton_acres

Silver

  • Bearkat Bistro/Café, Bridport, bearkat.co.uk, @Bearkatclub

Bronze

  • Season’s Restaurant, Ringwood, seasonscoffeebarn.co.uk, @SeasonsMV

CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERSTAR AWARD sponsored by Bournemouth Water Services, bournemouthwater.co.uk

  • Dougie Macandrew, Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

DOG FRIENDLY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR sponsored by Dog Friendly Dorset, dogsdorset.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Highly Commended

GLAMPING & ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR sponsored by A Head for PR, aheadforpr.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

GUIDED TOUR OF THE YEAR sponsored by Porter Dodson, porterdodson.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

HOLIDAY PARK & VILLAGE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Hoseasons, hoseasons.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Brittany Ferries, Brittany-ferries.co.uk

Gold

Silver

LARGE ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR sponsored by Resort Dorset, resortdorset.com

Gold

LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR sponsored by NFU Mutual, nfumutual.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

LEARNING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Insight6, insight6.com

Gold

  • Lulworth Outdoors, Wareham, lulworthoutdoors.com, @lulworthrangers

Silver

  • Create at the Cove, West Lulworth, createatthecove.com

Bronze

  • Burngate Stone Carving Centre, Swanage, burngatestonecentre.co.uk

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO DORSET TOURISM sponsored by Saffery Champness, saffery.com

  • The Team who brought Dippy to Dorset

RESPONSIBLE ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD sponsored by Quality in Tourism, qualityintourism.com

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Highly Commended

RESTAURANT/BISTRO OF THE YEAR sponsored by Conker Gin, conkerspirit.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR sponsored by NFU Mutual, nfumutual.co.uk

Gold

Silver

  • Burnbake Forest Lodges, Corfe Castle, burnbake.com, @burnbake_dorset

Bronze

SMALL ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR sponsored by Moors Valley Country Park, moors-valley.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

SMALL HOTEL/BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR sponsored by Clockwork, clock-work.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

SPA, PAMPERING & WELLBEING EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR sponsored by Taurus, taurusenergy.co.uk

Gold

  • Mellulah Therapy & Yoga Retreats, Milton Abbas, mellulah.co.uk, @mellulahyoga

Silver

TOURING CAMPING AND CARAVANNING PARK OF THE YEAR sponsored by Piddle Brewery, piddlebrewery.co.uk and The Real Cure, therealcure.co.uk   

Gold

Silver

Bronze

TOURISM EVENT/FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR sponsored by Visit Dorset, visit-dorset.com

Gold

Silver

TOURISM INNOVATION AND NEW BUSINESS AWARD sponsored by NatWest Business Banking, business.natwest.com

Gold – Tourism Innovation

Gold – Tourism New Business

TOURISM PUB OF THE YEAR sponsored by Porter Dodson, porterdodson.co.uk

Gold

VISITOR INFORMATION SERVICE OF THE YEAR sponsored by The Italian Villa, the-italian-villa.co.uk

Gold

Silver

Bronze

WINNER OF WINNERS sponsored by Dorset LEP, dorsetlep.co.uk

FULL LIST OF WINNERS & HIGHLY COMMENDED 2017

Sponsored by Saffery Champness www.saffery.com

Access and Inclusivity Award

Sponsored by Purple Cloud Consultancy www.purplecloudconsultancy.co.uk @safferys

Gold

Silver

Active and Sporting Experience of the Year

Sponsored by Beales Gourmet  www.bealesgourmet.com @BealesGourmet1

Gold

Silver

Highly Commended

  • RockReef and PierZip on Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth, rockreef.co.uk, @RockReef_UK

Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience of the Year

Sponsored by Real Recruitment Solutions www.realrecruitmentsolutions.co.uk @Real_Recruitment_UK

Gold

Silver

  • Moors Valley Country Park and Forest - Education Visits, Ashley Heath, moors-valley.co.uk, @moorsvalley

Bed and Breakfast of the Year

Sponsored by Goadsby www.goadsby.com

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Highly Commended

Café/Tearoom of the Year

Sponsored by Dorset Food & Drink www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/food-and-drink @DorsetFoodDrink

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Highly Commended

Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year

Sponsored by Visit Dorset  www.visit-dorset.com @VisitDorsetBiz

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Sponsored by NFU Mutual www.nfumutual.co.uk @nfum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

  • Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges, Dorchester, lancombe.co.uk, @lancombe

Glamping & Alternative Accommodation of the Year

Sponsored by Booking.com www.booking.com @bookingcom

Gold

Silver

Guided Tour of the Year

Sponsored by Jurassic Coaster www.firstgroup.com @firstdorset

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Holiday Park of the Year

Sponsored by Hoseasons www.hoseasons.co.uk @Hoseasons

Gold

Silver

Large Attraction of the Year

Sponsored by Take One Media www.takeonemedia.co.uk @TOMLeaflets

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Large Hotel of the Year

Sponsored by Nat West  www.natwest.com @NatWestBusiness

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Outstanding Contribution to Dorset Tourism

Sponsored by Saffery Champness www.saffery.com @safferys

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Bournemouth Water Business Services www.bournemouthwater.co.uk @BmouthWater

  • Katie Davies, Ranger at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest  moors-valley.co.uk, @moorsvalley

Restaurant/Bistro of the Year

Sponsored by Source Trade Show www.thesourcetradeshow.co.uk @SourceFoodDrink

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Self Catering Business of the Year

Sponsored by Quality in Tourism www.qualityintourism.com @qualitytourism

Gold

Silver

  • Lancombe Country Cottages & Lodges, Dorchester, lancombe.co.uk, @lancombe

Small Attraction of the Year

Sponsored by Resort Marketing  www.resortmarketing.uk @ResortUK

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Small/Boutique Hotel of the Year

Sponsored by Clockwork Marketing www.clock-work.co.uk @ClockworkM

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year

Sponsored by A Head for PR www.aheadforpr.co.uk @Janeknowsbest

Gold

  • Mellulah Therapy & Yoga Retreats, Milton Abbas, mellulah.co.uk, @Sairalou01

Silver

Sustainable Tourism Award

Sponsored by Brittany Ferries www.brittany-ferries.co.uk @BrittanyFerries

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Tourism Event/Festival of the Year

Sponsored by Bournemouth University Department of Tourism & Hospitality www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism @bournemouthuni

Gold

Silver

Tourism Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Porter Dodson www.porterdodson.co.uk @porter_dodson

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Venue and Business Tourism Award

Sponsored by Shopper Anonymous www.shopperanonymous.co.uk @ShopAnonDBW

Gold

Silver

Visitor Information Service of the Year

Sponsored by the Italian Villa  www.the-italian-villa.co.uk @theitalianvilla

Gold

Silver

  • Discover Purbeck Information Centre, Wareham, visit-dorset.com, @Discoverpurbeck

Bronze

Winner of Winners

Sponsored by Dorset LEP  www.dorsetlep.co.uk @DorsetLEP

2016 WINNERS & HIGHLY COMMENDED

Sponsored by Saffery Champness www.saffery.com

SMALL HOTEL / BOUTIQUE ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY LACEYS SOLICITORS, WWW.LACEYSSOLICITORS.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

SMALL ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY DARREN NORTHEAST,WWW.DARRENNORTHEAST.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

CAMPING, CARAVANNING & HOLIDAY PARK OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY HOSEASONS, WWW.HOSEASONS.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

ACCESS & INCLUSIVITY AWARD – SPONSORED BY PURPLE CLOUD,WWW.PURPLECLOUDCONSULTANCY.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

CAFÉ & TEAROOM OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY THE HOTEL & CATERING SHOW,WWW.HOTEL-EXPO.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

TOURISM EVENT & FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM & HOSPITALITY,WWW.BOURNEMOUTH.AC.UK/TOURISM

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

HIGHLY COMMENDED

BED & BREAKFAST OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY GOADSBY,WWW.GOADSBY.COM

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

VENUE & BUSINESS TOURISM AWARD – SPONSORED BY SAFFERY CHAMPNESS,WWW.SAFFERY.COM

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY RESORT MARKETING, WWW.RESORTMARKETING.UK

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

TOURISM EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY REAL RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS, WWW.REALRECRUITMENTSOLUTIONS.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

UNSUNG HERO AWARD FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE – SPONSORED BY BOURNEMOUTH WATER BUSINESS SERVICES, WWW.BOURNEMOUTHWATER.CO.UK

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD – SPONSORED BY DORSET CEREALS,WWW.DORSETCEREALS.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY THE ITALIAN VILLA, WWW.THE-ITALIAN-VILLA.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY NAT WEST, WWW.NATWEST.COM

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

HIGHLY COMMENDED

LARGE ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY TAKE ONE MEDIA,WWW.TAKEONEMEDIA.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

TOURISM PUB OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY PORTER DODSON,WWW.PORTERDODSON.CO.UK

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

DOG FRIENDLY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY AZTEC MEDIA,WWW.AZTEC4DESIGN.COM

GOLD

SLVER

BRONZE

GLAMPING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY BOOKING.COM,WWW.BOOKING.COM

GOLD

SILVER

SELF CATERING AWARD – SPONSORED BY QUALITY IN TOURISM,WWW.QUALITYINTOURISM.COM

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

RESTAURANT/BISTRO OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY DORSET FOOD & DRINK,WWW.DORSETAONB.ORG.UK/FOOD-AND-DRINK

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO DORSET TOURISM

  •  Bruce Grant-Braham

WINNER OF WINNERS – SPONSORED BY DORSET LEP, WWW.DORSETLEP.CO.UK