HullBID businesses and events in REYTAs shortlist

New names and past winners will be fighting it out for a prestigious tourism “Oscar” at this year’s Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards. The shortlisted finalists go head-to-head in what is being hailed as a spectacular showcase for one of the UK’s booming visitor destinations. 

The popularity of Hull and East Yorkshire and the sheer diversity of what the region has to offer is reflected in the 76 businesses and attractions that have made it through to what will be the tenth anniversary finals of the REYTAs, organised by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire. 

In this year’s shortlist, there are 21 HullBID businesses and city centre events featured, across 11 categories, with the DoubleTree by Hilton up for a hat-trick of awards. The Head of Steam pub and the Holiday Inn Hull Marina will also be hoping to retain their titles for Remarkable Pub and Remarkable Hotel, respectively. 

“We’ve been staggered at both the quality and the numbers of entrants for this year’s competition, which demonstrates what an amazing experience Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire can offer the visitor and also shows just how far we have come since the first awards were held ten years ago,” said VHEY tourism manager Andy Gray. 

In that time the value of tourism to the area has grown from £698million to £878million annually and is responsible for an additional 4,000 jobs. 

 “It’s true to say Hull and East Yorkshire’s visitor economy is booming and we fully expect that to continue. What we’re seeing now is that we’re reaping the rewards of Hull’s year as City of Culture and the level of investment that is happening in the East Riding. 

“It’s refreshing to see the number of new businesses, large and small, that add significantly to and enrich the experience for the visitor. The breadth of the tourism offer we have is quite staggering and the great thing about our awards is that it allows us to recognise the quality on offer.” 

In total, 76 businesses and events have been shortlisted in the 13 categories being announced, with a 14th award, the Remarkable East Yorkshire Passion Award, being given on the night to the person considered to have made a significant contribution to tourism in the region. 

The winners will be revealed at a glittering awards night being held at Hull's showpiece Bonus Arena on Thursday 14 March. Tickets for the 2019 REYTAs awards dinner are available to book via the VHEY website, 

Remarkable Bed & Breakfast

Wolds Village, Bainton
The Toll Cottage, Cottingham
The Fox & Coney Inn, South Cave
Village Farm Bed & Breakfast, Skipsea
Newbegin House, Beverley

Remarkable Business Tourism Award

Mercure Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby
DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
Beyond Events, University of Hull
Tigers Events at the KCom Stadium, Hull
Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton

Remarkable Cuppa 

Nibble@The Dock, Hull
The Cockpit Cafe, Beverley
Vanessa Delicatessen & Cafe, Beverley
Drewton’s Farm Shop & Restaurant, South Cave
The Fiddle Drill, Goodmanham
Millers, Raywell

Remarkable Food Experience 

Trinity Market, Hull
The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School, Southburn, near Driffield
Little Wold Vineyard, South Cave
Cherry View Milk, Cherry Burton
Beverley Food Festivals, Beverley
Hotham’s Gin School & Distillery, Hull

Remarkable Holiday Park/Holiday Village 

Thorpe Hall Caravan & Camping Site, Rudston
Manor Farm Camping, Beverley
Bridge Leisure - Sand le Mere Holiday Park, Tunstall
Patrington Haven Leisure Park, Patrington
Butt Farm Caravan and Camping, Beverley

Remarkable Hotel 

Mercure Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club, South Cave
Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby
DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
Holiday Inn Hull Marina, Hull

Remarkable Newcomer 

The Cockpit Cafe, Beverley
DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
The Fox & Coney Inn, South Cave
Beverley Minster House, Beverley
Corporation Farm Cottages, Tickton
The Barrow Boys, Hull

Remarkable Pub

The Head of Steam, Hull
The Ship Inn, Sewerby
The Lion and Key, Hull
Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield
The Black Horse, Little Weighton
The Tiger Inn, Beverley

Remarkable Restaurant

Humber Fish Co., Hull
Tapasya@Marina, Hull
The Old House, Hull
1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, Hull

Remarkable Self-Catering Provider/Property 

Rose Cottage, Huggate
Field House Farm Cottages, Sewerby
High Barn Cottages, Bempton
The Hideout, Hull
Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
Little Otchan Shepherd Hut, Halsham
Kingfisher Lakes Glamping, Brandesburton

Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire 

Drewton’s Farm Shop & Restaurant, South Cave
Atom Brewing Co., Hull
Vanessa Delicatessen & Cafe, Beverley
Soanes Poultry, Middleton on the Wolds
Laurel Vines Vineyard and Winery Limited, Aike
Humber Street Distillery Co., Hull

Remarkable Tourism Event 

Beverley Puppet Festival, Beverley
Tribfest Music Festival, Sledmere
Pride in Hull, Hull
Urban Legends: Northern Lights, Hull
Humber Street Sesh, Hull
British Chess Championships, Hull
Beverley Food Festival, Beverley

Remarkable Visitor Attraction/Experience 

William’s Den, North Cave
Sledmere House, Sledmere
Burton Constable Hall & Grounds
Hull Truck Theatre
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Hull Minster
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - Spurn

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