Who will be crowned the cream of Yorkshire tourism at the biggest ever White Rose Awards


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The shortlist for the 2019 White Rose Awards has been revealed with 103 finalists in the running to win one of the highly coveted trophies.

This year’s ceremony will be the biggest and best event to date with more awards up for grabs than ever before and a number of brand-new categories.

Awards for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism, Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism and an International Tourism Award have all been added to the list, reflecting the way our industry is moving forward.

The awards are being sponsored for the very first time by online training experts High Speed Training. The Ilkley-based company provides specialist personal development and compliance courses to the hospitality and tourism sector in Yorkshire, helping individuals and businesses to achieve their aspirations.

The event, which celebrates the very best in tourism and hospitality in Yorkshire, including food, drink, arts and culture, accommodation and attractions will take place at the First Direct Arena, Leeds on Monday 25th of November.

The glitzy award ceremony will feature top quality Yorkshire entertainment, including live music and a three-course meal jam packed with fresh and tasty Yorkshire produce.

Tickets are on sale now priced £102 + VAT but are available to members at a discounted rate of £77 + VAT until 17th August.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s Head of Special Projects Claudine Shaw said:

“A huge well done to everyone who’s made it onto this year’s shortlist. The White Rose Awards is one of our flagship events, and it’s such a privilege to be able to honour the stars of Yorkshire tourism. The competition is always tough as the standards are so incredibly high in the county. Good luck to everyone and we can’t wait to see you on the night for one of the biggest parties of the year.”

White Rose Award chair Elaine Lemm said:

“This year’s panel of prestigious industry-wide experts have been well and truly put through their paces shortlisting for the recently revamped White Rose Awards. With the standard of entries continuing to rise, competition was fierce, and choosing finalists not easy. With the attention to detail, passion and sheer hard work seen from so many superb businesses, it is easy to see why Yorkshire has an outstanding reputation for tourism and hospitality.

Ian Dowd, Head of Marketing at High Speed Training said:

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the White Rose Awards this year. The list of nominees represents the very best in Yorkshire tourism and hospitality and we wish everyone involved the very best of luck.”

There are 19 categories in total for 2019 with more winners getting the opportunity to progress through to the prestigious national awards run by Visit England.

The winner of each category will be ranked as gold, with the two runners up being rated silver and bronze. In 15 of the categories the entire top three will then be automatically entered in the Visit England Awards.



Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award


The Deep

Yorkshire Event Centre

Cottage in the Dales

The JORVIK Group

Hull Truck Theatre

Leeds Playhouse

RSPB Bempton Cliffs


Arts & Culture Award

East Riding Theatre

Emma Stothard Sculpture

Freedom Festival Arts Trust

Hull Truck Theatre

Harrogate Theatre


B&B and Guest House of the Year

Woodlands Farm

Grassfield Hall

The Barn, Monk Fryston

No. 21 York

Bracken Hall House B&B


Business Events Venue of the Year

Storthes Hall Park

Broughton Hall Estate

Pavilions of Harrogate

Castle Park - The Home of Doncaster Knights

The Grand, York

Inox - The University of Sheffield


Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

Vale of Pickering Caravan Park

Little Seed Field

Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges

Patrington Haven Leisure Park

York House Holiday Park

Swinton Bivouac


Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award


William's Den

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Estbek House


Experience of the Year

Farm Adventure Ltd

The Emmerdale Studio Experience (Education)

Hotham's Gin School and Distillery


Leeds Cookery School

Leeds Playhouse


Inns & Restaurants with Rooms Award

Manor House Lindley

Estbek House

The Angel at Hetton

The Star Inn at Harome


International Tourism Award

Visit York

Castle Howard

The Grand, York


Large Hotel of the Year

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa

The Grange Hotel, York

Wentbridge House Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hull

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa

The Grand, York



Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Castle Howard

York Maze

Xscape Yorkshire

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Wensleydale Creamery

JORVIK Viking Centre


New Tourism Business Award

Storthes Hall Park

William's Den

Bonus Arena, Hull

Hotham's Gin School and Distillery

Galtres Lodge Hotel


Producers and Makers Award

Rudgate Brewery

Puckett's Pickles

Bert's Barrow

Hotham's Gin School and Distillery

York Emporium

Kinoko Kombucha

The Baytown Coffee Company


Pub of the Year

The Millers Bar

Aldwark Arms

The George and Dragon

The Drovers Arms

The Durham Ox


Self Catering Accommodation of the Year

Grand Get-Togethers

Broadgate Farm Cottages

Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges

Smallshaw Cottages & Spa

Brompton Lakes

Grange Farm Cottages, Wressle


Small Hotel of the Year

Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant

The Wensleydale Heifer

Beck Hall Malham

Goldsborough Hall

Crab Manor Hotel and Crab and Lobster Restaurant 


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Kirklees Light Railway

Hotham's Gin School and Distillery

Go Ape Dalby

Black Sheep Brewery

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery


Taste of England Award

The Angel at Hetton

The Star Inn at Harome

Wensleydale Creamery

The Pheasant Hotel, Harome

The Park Restaurant


Tourism Event Award

Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival

Hallowscream at York Maze

Doncaster Racecourse St Leger Festival

Springtime Live

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