Minster FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01904 486598

North Yorkshire Firms Dominate White Rose Tourism Awards

white rose

5:43pm 10th July 2014

North Yorkshire tourism businesses dominate the shortlist for the White Rose Awards 2014. 

Covering 16 categories, Britain’s biggest tourism awards includes the best Yorkshire attractions, hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks, restaurants and many more.

The independent judging panel, chaired by Colin Mellors, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of York, said: “Once again, ‘strength in depth’ describes our entries this year which were of a really high quality. We had to take some incredibly difficult decisions when it came to shortlisting, and that is testament to the standard of these Yorkshire businesses.”

Colin Mellors is joined on the independent panel of judges by food writer Elaine Lemm, Nicola Furbisher (Managing Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post) and Mark Bradley (customer services expert).

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Yet again we are seeing a fantastic variety of high quality entries across the categories. Our diverse tourism businesses are setting the standard nationally and our awards are very much in recognition and celebration of their tireless and creative work in helping make Yorkshire number one.”

The full list of finalists are:

Small Visitor Attraction

  • Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum, Pocklington, York
  • Prison and Police Museum, Ripon
  • The World of James Herriot, Thirsk  
  • Go Ape, Dalby
  • Kiplin Hall, Richmond
  • York MotorSports Village

Large Visitor Attraction

  • Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Ripon
  • The Deep, Hull
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster
  • National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield
  • Wentworth Castle Gardens, Barnsley
  • Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Taste of Yorkshire

  • Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave
  • Yummy Yorkshire, Huddersfield
  • William’s Farm Kitchen, Hornsea
  • The Sawley Kitchen, Ripon
  • Puckett’s Pickles, York
  • Staal Smoke House Ltd, Long Riston, nr Hull


  • The Dovecote Barns, York
  • Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley
  • The Sands 5*Sea Front Apartments, Scarborough
  • Scalby Lodge, Scarborough
  • Tockwith Lodge Barn, York
  • The Old Brewery, York


  • The Three Tuns, Osmotherley
  • House of the Trembling Madness, York
  • Castle Inn, Skipton
  • The Anvil Inn, Sawdon
  • The Chequers Inn, Ledsham, South Milford
  • The Railway Inn, New Ellerby


  • Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
  • The Star at Sancton
  • The Spiced Pear, Hepworth, nr Huddersfield
  • 1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Hull
  • The Hare Restaurant, Scawton, Nr Helmsley
  • Prashad Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, Drighlington
  • The Whippet Inn Steak and Ale House, York

Tourism Event

  • The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park, Wetherby
  • Mallard 75, National Railway Museum, York
  • Freedom Festival Ltd, Hull
  • 30th JORVIK Viking Festival, York
  • York Maze
  • All About the Horse – York Racecourse

Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village

  • Studfold ‘The Nidderdale Experience’ Caravan and Camping Park
  • Lebberston Touring Park, Scarborough
  • Primrose Valley Holiday Park, nr Filey
  • Faweather Grange Holiday Lodges, High Eldwick, WY
  • Cawood Holiday Park, Cawood, York
  • Camp Katur, Bedale

Bed and Breakfast

  • Low Mill Guesthouse, Bainbridge
  • The Wold Cottage, Driffield
  • No 54, Helmsley
  • Dillons of Whitby
  • Cordilleras House, Richmond
  • Village Farm Bed and Breakfast, Skipsea

Large Hotel

  • The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Skipton
  • The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley
  • Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, York
  • Dubrovnik Hotel, Bradford
  • Raithwaite Hall, Whitby                                         
  • York Marriott Hotel

Small Hotel

  • The Cliffemount Hotel, Whitby
  • The Talbot Hotel, Malton
  • Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley
  • Tickton Grange, Beverley

Business Tourism

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
  • The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate. Skipton
  • York Conferences Limited
  • York Marriott Hotel
  • Scarborough Spa, Sheffield International Venues Ltd
  • Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield International Venues (SIV)
  • HIC Yorkshire

Restaurant with Rooms

  • Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
  • The Carpenters Arms, Thirsk
  • The Cleveland Tontine, Staddlebridge, North Allerton
  • The Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton, Leyburn
  • Estbek House, Sandsend
  • The Angel Inn, Hetton

Visitor Information

  • Malham National Park and TIC
  • York Visitor Information Centre
  • Humber Bridge TIC
  • Bridlington TIC
  • The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
  • Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre/Tourist Information
  • Saltaire Visitor Information Centre

Arts and Culture

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
  • Opera North, Leeds
  • Kala Sangam, Bradford
  • Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Outstanding Customer Service

  • Best Western Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge
  • Holiday Inn, York
  • The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Skipton
  • The Sheffield Theatres Staff Team
  • Wentbridge House Hotel, Pontefract
  • The York Maze Team
  • Swinton Park, Masham

Tickets go on sale soon for the glittering awards ceremony, with a location and date set to be announced in the near future.

For more information see www.whiteroseawards.com

Get Local News Alerts on Your Phone