South Somerset winners at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards

Released On 5th Dec 2023

South Somerset winners at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards

The Bristol Hotel was at capacity recently as 64 awards were presented to the best tourism and hospitality businesses from across Bristol, Bath and Somerset.

The awards covered everything from accommodation and attractions to food and drink and activities, with an ever-wider range of visitor experiences amongst the winners. There were also awards for an increasing numbers of businesses in the all-important new tourism business, sustainable tourism and accessible tourism categories.

Winners in most categories will now be considered for the South West Tourism Excellence Awards to be presented at Exeter University in March 2024 and possibly invited to represent Bristol Bath and Somerset in the 2024 national VisitEngland Awards.

Ben McGrail, host of the awards said “It was a real honour to be part of such a celebration of the amazing tourism industry in Bristol, Bath and Somerset. We have so much to offer across the region and the night really showed off just how hard people work to make that possible. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!”

Awards director, Nell Barrington added: “each year these awards get more and more competitive.  They really do showcase the finest experiences visitors to the county can have and provide a truly inspirational bucket list.  It was a privilege to be able to celebrate with such fantastic businesses.  Congratulations to them all.”

Special congratulations to the Crewkerne businesses, Wytch Wood Camping, for Silvers in the Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year and Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Awards. Two South Somerset hospitality business shone in the Pub of the Year category with a Gold for The Cotley Inn near Chard and Silver for The Barrington Boar near Ilminster. Croftview in Hinton St George also won Gold in the Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year. Massive congratulations to them and all the Somerset, Bristol and Bath businesses.