A handful of top hotels in Cumbria have been recognised at the annual Cumbrian Tourism Awards, which took place last week.
Among the winners were Another Place: The Lake, which took home the title for Large Hotel of the Year, while The Black Bull, Sedbergh scooped the award for New Tourism Business in the ceremony at Cartmel Racecourse on June 19.
Another Place: The Lake has achieved huge success since it launched in 2017 from the team behind Watergate Bay in Cornwall.
The Black Bull in Sedbergh is a new 18-bedroom hotel owned by James Ratcliffe and Nina Matsunga, which opened earlier this year after a two-year transformation project.
A total of 16 awards were given out during the evening, including two new categories,a Makers & Producers Award and an Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award.
The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019 winners were:
Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award
Lake District Calvert Trust, Keswick WINNER)
Treetop Trek, Windermere (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year
Castlerigg Hall Caravan, Camping and Glamping Park, Keswick (WINNER)
Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award
The Quiet Site, Ullswater (WINNER)
B&B & Guest House of the Year
Haven Cottage, Ambleside (WINNER)
Experience of the Year Award
CBA Events @ Graythwaite (WINNER)
Large Hotel of the Year
Another Place, The Lake, Ullswater (WINNER)
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (WINNER)
New Tourism Business Award
The Black Bull, Sedbergh (WINNER)
1692 Wasdale, Gosforth (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
Makers & Producers Award
Grasmere Gingerbread®, Grasmere (WINNER)
Pub of the Year
The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale (WINNER)
Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year
The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale (WINNER)
Small Hotel of the Year
The Regent Hotel, Ambleside (WINNER)
Taste of Cumbria Award
1863 Restaurant and Rooms, Pooley Bridge (WINNER)
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Wordsworth House and Garden, Cockermouth (WINNER)
Wedding Venue of the Year
Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere (WINNER)
The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence
Jake Winter, Lyzzick Hall Hotel, Keswick (WINNER)
Many of the winners now also have the opportunity represent the county nationally at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2020.
Managing director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh, says: “With a record-breaking number of entries, competition for this year’s Cumbria Tourism Awards has been immense and the quality utterly jaw dropping. Our thriving tourism businesses have again showed the sheer range, quality and innovation on offer in the county and this event reinforces the hard work and dedication shown by tourism businesses who deliver world class experiences to millions of visitors day in, day out. We should be tremendously proud of not only our award-winners, but of all of the finalists!”