Yorkshire’s best pub, restaurant, hotel and attraction named at White Rose Awards 2015

James Brennan, head of marketing and sponsorship at York Racecourse, holds the award for Tourism Event Of The Year. Photographs: Welcome To Yorkshire / Simon Dewhurst
10 Nov 2015 @ 8.24 am
| Business, News

Well it knows a thing or two about winning. And York Racecourse triumphed at the White Rose Awards, taking the gong for Tourism Event of the Year.

The event in question was “The best race in the world – the Juddmonte International”, the August showstopper race which this year was won by a 50-1 outsider, Arabian Queen.

It caps a brilliant season for the racecourse. More than 360,000 racegoers – an increase of 9% over the previous year – attended, while the prize pot reached a record £6.7 million.

The transformation of the northern end of the racecourse was completed with the opening of the Northern End Development, the new Moët Pavilion won Best Bar on a UK Racecourse and Lady Cecil unveiled the wonderful Sir Henry Cecil Gates that stand close by the first ever equine statue at York, a bronze of the mighty Frankel.

Other winners on the night included Forbidden Corner, the wonderfully strange and fun labyrinth of tunnels, follies and surprises in the Yorkshire Dales.

It claimed the Large Visitor Attraction Award, while Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens near Driffield took the small visitor attraction honour.

Humble Bee Farm at Flixton, near Scarborough, won the Holiday Village Award, while the Black Swan at Helmsley was Large Hotel of the Year.

Meanwhile, York’s Bedern Hall was highly commended in the Business Tourism Awards category.

All the winners for 2015

Congrats all… The White Rose Awards winners 2015
Congrats all… The White Rose Awards winners 2015
Small Visitor Attraction Award
Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens

Large Visitor Attraction Award
The Forbidden Corner

Taste of Yorkshire Award
Lottie Shaw’s Bakery

Self Catering, Cruisers & Serviced Apartments Award
The Dovecote Barns

Yorkshire Pub of the Year Award
Shibden Mill Inn

Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year Award
The Hare Restaurant

Tourism Event of the Year Award
The Juddmonte International

Caravan Holiday Park & Holiday Village Award
Humble Bee Farm

B&B Guest Accommodation of the Year Award
Low Mill Guesthouse

Large Hotel of the Year Award
The Black Swan Helmsley

Small Hotel of the Year Award
Yorebridge House

Business Tourism Award
The Coniston Hotel & Country Estate

Restaurant with Rooms of the Year Award
The Cleveland Tontine

Visitor Information Award
Thirsk Tourist Information Centre

Arts & Culture Award
Hull Truck Theatre

Outstanding Customer Service Award
Wentbridge House Team