Yorkshire’s best: York attractions feature strongly in White Rose Award shortlist

Flashback to the White Rose Awards 2015, with Harry Gration hosting. Photograph: Welcome To Yorkshire
26 Jun 2016 @ 6.10 pm
| Business

The shortlist for this year’s White Rose Awards has been unveiled – and it includes a lot of York names.

The awards celebrate the very best of tourism in Yorkshire. With 17 categories, from the best Yorkshire pub to outstanding customer service, it is Britain’s largest celebration of tourism.

Bidding for the Arts and Culture award is the renovated and reopened York Theatre Royal.

York has two organisations vying for the Business Tourism award – The Royal York Hotel, fresh from its own multi-million pound makeover, and York Conferences.

No. 21 York, the guest house found on St Mary’s off Bootham, is up for Guest Accommodation of the year.

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A contender in the Outstanding Customer Service category is The Grand Hotel and Spa. And there are two city nominations for the Yorkshire Event of the year: Flying Scotsman’s return to the National Railway Museum and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; and HallowScream at York Maze.

And The Star Inn the City is up for Yorkshire Restaurant of the year (and its sister establishment, The Star at Harome, is named in the Inns and Restaurants with Rooms category).

Hundreds of people will come together for the awards dinner later this year. At last November’s event more than 1,000 people watched as Take That star Gary Barlow, and co-writer of The Girls musical, Tim Firth, were made honorary Yorkshiremen at the first direct arena Leeds.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Once again the entries for this year’s White Rose Awards have been exceptional across all categories, so a huge congratulations to those who have made the shortlist.”

The full list of finalists

Arts and Culture
Huddersfield Literature Festival
Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke
Swaledale Festival
The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
York Theatre Royal
Yorkshire Young Sinfonia
Business Tourism
Lakeside Conference Centre at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sandhutton
Pavilions of Harrogate
The Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington
The Royal York Hotel
York Conferences
Guest Accommodation
Barnfield House, Sheffield
Cambridge House Countryside Guesthouse, Reeth
Grassfield Hall, Pateley Bridge
Low Mill Guesthouse, Bainbridge
No. 21 York
Stow House, Aysgarth
Holiday Park
Burton Constable Holiday Park and Arboretum, Sproatley
Holme Valley Camping and Caravan Park, Holmfirth
Humble Bee Leisure, Scarborough
Masons Campsite, Appletreewick
Robin Hood Caravan and Camping Park, Slingsby
Weir Holiday Park, Stamford Bridge
Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton
Inns and Restaurants with Rooms
Ellerby Country Inn
Shibden Mill Inn
The Charles Bathurst Inn, Arkengarthdale
The Fairfax Arms, Gilling East
The Star Inn at Harome
Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton
Large Hotel
Gisborough Hall
Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant, Halifax
Leopold Hotel, Sheffield
The Coniston Hotel, Country Estate and Spa, Coniston Cold
The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey
Wood Hall Hotel and Spa, Wetherby
Large Visitor Attraction
Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth
Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
The Forbidden Corner, Coverham
The Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Sheffield
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Outstanding Customer Service
Bettys Café Tea Rooms, Harrogate
Forest Holidays, Cropton
The 36 bus. Riding Redefined, Harrogate
The Grand Hotel and Spa, York
Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
Tong Garden Centre
Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley
Cottage in the Dales, Newbiggin, Leyburn
Dalesend Cottages, Patrick Brompton, Bedale
Elmet Farmhouse, Hebden Bridge
Faweather Grange Lodges, High Eldwick
Smallshaw Farm Cottages, Millhouse Green, Sheffield
Studford Luxury Lodges, Ampleforth
Small Hotel
Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbana Spa, Helmsley
Herriots Hotel, Skipton
The Pheasant Hotel, Harome
The Talbot Hotel, Malton
Grassington House
Small Visitor Attraction
Burton Constable Hall and Grounds, Skirlaugh
National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park
National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens
The World of James Herriot, Thirsk
Yorkshire Trike Tours, Horsforth
Taste of Yorkshire
Asparagus Green Catering, Overton, Wakefield
Drewton’s Farm Shop, South Cave
High Parks Tearoom, Newton le Willows, Bedale
Keelham Farm Shop, Thornton, Bradford
The Spiced Pear, Holmfirth
Yorkshire Food Finder, Wheldrake, York
Visitor Information
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Bradford Visitor Information Centre
Bridlington Tourist Information Centre
Doncaster Tourist Information Centre
Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre
Humber Bridge Tourist Information Centre
Yorkshire Event
Dale Power Solutions P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea
Flying Scotsman’s return to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and National Railway Museum
Frightwater Valley
HallowScream at York Maze
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival
Yorkshire Producers and Makers
Beaver Furniture, Thirsk
Dalesbread, Settle
Sloemotion, Barton-le-Willows
The Sawley Kitchen, Ripon
Tipple Tiles from Wadsley Hall Farm Kitchen, Sheffield
Yorkshire Heart Vineyard and Brewery, Nun Monkton
Yorkshire Pub
The Black Hat, Ilkley
The Chequers Inn, Bilton-in-Ainsty
The Coach and Horses, Harrogate
The Crown and Cushion, Welburn
The Swan and Talbot, Wetherby

Yorkshire Restaurant

1884 Wine and Tapas Bar, Hull
Prashad, Drighlington
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge
The Hare Restaurant, Scawton
The Star Inn the City, York
The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley