Cornwall Tourism Awards

Cornwall Tourism Awards

Submitted on Wed, 2012-11-07 12:55
Red Hotels, Winner of Winners at the 2012 Cornwall Tourism Awards

Cornwall Tourism Excellence Awards 2012, in association with St Austell Brewery

The Cornwall Tourism Awards recognise excellence across the industry and bring together leading businesses who play a key role in maintaining and enhancing Cornwall’s quality offering. November 2012 saw the 11th Tourism Awards and all the winners are listed below. All of the Cornwall Tourism Awards winners will now go on to represent Cornwall in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and ultimately the National Excellence Awards which take place next year.

The Winners

TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by New Mind

Gold: Bodmin Visitor Information Centre
Silver: Fal River Visitor Information Centre
Bronze: Bude Tourist Information Centre

CARAVAN, CAMPING & HOLIDAY PARK & VILLAGE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions

Gold: Trethem Mill Touring Park, St Just in Roseland
SilverGwel an Mor, Portreath
Bronze: The Park, Mawgan Porth

SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Sue Bradbury PR 

Gold: Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno 
Silver: Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
Bronze: Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance
Commended: Wingz Bird & Animal Sanctuary, Par

LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking

Gold: National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth 
Silver: Cotehele, Saltash 
Bronze: Tate St Ives

BED & BREAKFAST AND GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by RH Partners

Gold: Pendragon Country House, Davidstow
Silver: Atlantic House B&B, The Lizard
Bronze: The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown 

SMALL HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Francis Clark

Gold: Talland Bay Hotel, Looe
Silver: The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth
Bronze: Mullion Cove Hotel, Mullion

LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Boxx Clever

Gold: Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Mawgan Porth
Silver: Headland Hotel, Newquay
BronzeSt Michael’s Hotel & Spa, Falmouth

SMALL SELF CATERING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Pavey Group

Gold: Boscrowan Farm, Heamoor 
SilverOld Lanwarnick, Duloe
Bronze: Boskenna Home Farm, St Buryan 

LARGE SELF CATERING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Stephens Scown solicitors

Gold: Bosinver Farm Cottages, St Austell
Silver: Treworgey Cottages, Liskeard
Bronze: Duchy of Cornwall Holiday Cottages – Restormel Manor, Lostwithiel 

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD
Sponsored by Eden Project

Gold: The Old Rectory Bed & Breakfast, Boscastle
Silver:
 Watergate Bay Hotel, Watergate Bay
Bronze: Pendragon Country House, Davidstow 

WILDLIFE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARD
in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Sponsored by Handykam

Gold: Gwel an Mor, Portreath
Silver: Trenython Manor Hotel & Spa Resort, Par
BronzeWild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

Commended:
Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek
Hidden Valley Gardens, Par
Perran Sands Holiday Park, Perranporth

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Newquay Fruit Sales

Gold: Outlaw's Seafood & Grill Restaurant, Rock
Silver: Asquiths Restaurant, Lostwithiel
BronzeBarclay House, Looe

CAFÉ & TEAROOM OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Niddocks 

Gold: Miss Peapod’s Kitchen Café, Penryn 
Silver: Harbour Lights Café / Bistro, Coverack 
Bronze: Wild Café, Mawgan Porth

PUB OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Scott Burridge Commercial

Gold: Pandora Inn, Mylor 
Silver: The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe
Bronze: The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
Sponsored by South West Water

The Hospitality Team at Gwel an Mor Resort, Portreath

BEST TOURISM ACTIVITY, SPORT & EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Brewer and Bunney

Gold: Kneehigh (The Asylum), Chiverton Cross
Silver: Cornish Riding Holidays, Redruth
Bronze: Ticket to Ride Surf School, Perranporth

WINNER OF WINNERS
Sponsored by First Great Western 

Red Hotels - Bedruthan Steps and The Scarlet for their quality and leadership in sustainable tourism

OTHER AWARDS

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism: Kneehigh Theatre

2012 Olympic Torch Volunteer Award: Hilary Frank