Yorkshire boutique gets top marks for romance


The winners of the inaugural Mills & Boon Romantics Awards have been announced, with a boutique hotel in the Yorkshire Dales named as the Most Romantic Venue 2015.

The awards, held in London, saw a range of businesses recognised for their romance factor across 12 categories, including Most Romantic Restaurant, Destination and Experience.

Yorebridge House in Yorkshire was awarded the Most Romantic Venue award after being judged by an expert panel that consisted of international ‘sexpert’ Tracey Cox, deputy editor of Hitched.co.uk Zoe Burke and director of weddings at Quintessentially, James Lord.

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Prolific entrepreneur Jacqueline Gold also provided her expertise and judged the entries for Most Romantic Entrepreneur.

12-bedroom boutique Yorebridge House has been awarded many titles over the years, and currently boasts a 3 AA Rosette restaurant and 5 Gold Stars Restaurant with Rooms status from the AA.

Joanna Kite, marketing manager at Mills & Boon says: “The inaugural Romantics awards were a huge success and we are so pleased so many people share our enthusiasm for the best in romance. The shortlist and winning companies, locations and individuals all thoroughly deserve the recognition and we hope that the awards have inspired others to seek out new romantic experiences throughout the UK!”