The winners have been announced for the 2020/2021 Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards and there are some fantastic businesses that have been recognised.

In a year of unprecedented challenge and change – what’s not changing is their commitment to excellence and celebrating the region’s fantastic tourism businesses. These awards recognise those tourism businesses that have excelled in a particular area, have demonstrated excellence service to their customers or have succeeded against the odds.

The awards took place virtually on Wednesday 18th March with a huge amount of businesses in attendance (and with fantastic zoom backgrounds). The headline sponsor of the awards was Clockwork Marketing and each finalist received a fantastic hamper of goodies.

Bristol Gold award winners included Wild Place ProjectNoah’s Ark Zoo Farm.

The winners are....

Glamping Business of the Year

Gold – Esme's Escape
Silver – Tractors and Cream

New Tourism Business Award

Gold – Cross Lane House
Silver – Stockham Farm Exmoor
Bronze – The Old Vicarage Hotel & Restaurant

Self Catering Accommodation of the Year

Gold – The Aprtment Bath
Silver – The Middlewick
Bronze – Stockham Farm Exmoor

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Gold – The Old Vicarage Hotel & Restaurant
Silver – Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Bed and Breakfast of the Year

Gold – The Old Stables Bed & Breakfast
Silver – Blackmore Farm
Bronze – Old Church Farm & The Cross at Croscombe

Tourism Event of the Year

Gold – eat:Portishead
Silver – Glastonbury Abbey, Night at the Abbey
Bronze – Festival of the Clouds

Ethical & Sustainable Tourism Award

Gold – Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
Silver – Esme's Escape
Bronze – The Grand Pier

Visitor Attraction of the Year

Gold – Wild Place Project
Silver – Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm & Brunel's SS Great Britain
Bronze – American Museum & Gardens

Active & Learning Experience of the Year - sponsored by Visit Bristol

Gold – Savouring Bath
Silver – West of England Falconry
Bronze – Wild Wookey

Cafe & Tearoom of the Year

Gold – The Almshouse Tearoom
Silver – Dr Fox's Tearoom

Tourism Innovation Award

Gold – Savouring Bath
Silver – Blackmore Farm
Bronze – The Middlewick

Unsung Hero Award

Antony Brunt - Weston College
Carol Byrne - The Castle at Taunton
Andy Childs & Annette Healy - Wookey Hub
Nick White - Wassail Theatre Company
Tor Webster - Tor's Tours

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award - sponsored by Bristol Airport

John Turner - 'Congratulations John'

Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award

Gold – Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
Silver – The Grand Pier

Camping & Holiday Park of the Year

Gold – Long Hazel Park
Silver – Brook Lodge Farm Camping

Large Hotel of the Year

Gold – The Royal Crescent Hotel
Silver – Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
Bronze - The Castle at Taunton

Spa & Wellbeing Experience of the Year

Gold - Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
Silver - The Middlewick

Dining Experience Award

Gold – Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
Silver – The Olive Tree Restaurant
Bronze - The PIG near Bath & The Restaurant Cross Lane House

Small Hotel of the Year

Gold – The Queensberry Hotel & Olive Tree Restaurant
Silver – Cross Lane House
Bronze - Backwell House

Congratulations again to all the winners & for more details please visit Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards website.