Tourism awards B&B shortlist revealed
THE shortlist for the best B&B section of the English Riviera and South Devon Tourism and Hospitality Awards has been announced.
Villa Marina in Torquay, Avenue Park in Torquay, Strete Barton House in Strete and The Somerville in Torquay have all been chosen by judges as worthy finalists.
They will now be visited by mystery shoppers before the winner is selected.
The winners will be announced at a prestigious award ceremony on Friday, September 28, at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
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More than 250 people are expected at the ceremony to both recognise and celebrate local tourism business success. To book your tickets call the hotline 01803 676 722 or 01803 676263.
Others shortlisted in the awards are:
Hotel of the year: Lincombe Hall Hotel, Redcliffe Hotel, Royal Castle Hotel, TLH — Carlton Hotel.
Self catering, serviced apartment or holiday park: Atlantis Holiday Apartments, Beverley Park, Finlake Holiday Park, Higher Bowden Holiday Cottages.
Innovation and marketing: Blue Chip Holidays, Horizons Restaurant, Kents Cavern, Pennywell Farm.
Tourism experience/activity: Devon By Bike, Golden Hind, Living Coasts, Newbarn Farm.
Dining pub/restaurant: Riverford Field Kitchen, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Seahorse, Victoria Inn.
Café/tea room: Country Table Café, Dot's Pantry, Fat Lemon Café, Twenty Six Café and Bistro.
Customer service: Kents Cavern, Pennywell Farm, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, TLH Leisure Resort.
Sustainable tourism award: Dartington Hall, Occombe Farm, Paignton Zoo/Living Coasts, River Dart Country Park.
Tourism event of the year: Babbacombe Model Village, Fishstock, Torbay Council.
Best visitor attraction: Golden Hind, Kents Cavern, Pennywell Farm, River Dart Country Park.
Dedication to tourism: Dann Associates, Splashdown Quaywest, Barry Cole.