Tourism Awards shortlist

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The finalists have been announced for this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards.

In total, 47 businesses have been shortlisted for the awards, which take place at The Headland Hotel on November 7.

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Last year’s Winner of Winners, Red Hotels

Malcolm Bell, head of Visit Cornwall, which is presenting the awards, said: “Cornwall is full of some amazing businesses who are continually developing and improving their offering. By recognising and rewarding this, the awards celebrate and showcase excellence which in turn inspires quality across the industry.”

James Staughton, MD of title sponsor St Austell Brewery, added: “Cornwall’s hospitality and tourism businesses are among the best in the industry and deserve to be celebrated this year more than ever.

“We are delighted to be part of the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2013/14 and to help shine a light on those individuals and their teams who continue to make Cornwall the UK’s favourite holiday destination.”

Seventeen award categories are up for grabs, covering everything from hotels and restaurants to activities and tourist information, as well as four new thematic attraction categories. There is also a special Wildlife Friendly Business Award and a Winner of Winners title will be awarded on the night.

Full list of finalists

HOLIDAY PARK OF THE YEAR

  • Perran Sands Holiday Park, Perranporth
  • Padstow Touring Park
  • Wooda Farm Holiday Park

ENVIRONMENTAL & WILDLIFE ATTRACTION

  • National Lobster Hatchery
  • Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary

TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE

  • Bodmin Visitor Information Centre
  • Fal River Visitor Information Centre
  • Launceston TIC

BED & BREAKFAST AND GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

  • Pendragon Country House, Davidstow
  • Pentillie Castle, St Mellion
  • The Seafood Restaurant

HISTORIC & HERITAGE PROPERTY & COUNTRY HOUSE AWARD

  • Cotehele, Saltash
  • Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
  • National Trust Trerice, Kestle Mill

CAFÉ & TEAROOM OF THE YEAR

  • Red River Café at Heartlands, Pool
  • Juliet’s Garden Restaurant & Bar, St Mary’s
  • The Park Café at Mawgan Porth, Mawgan Porth

SELF CATERING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR

  • Cosawes Barton, Ponsanoooth
  • Headland Hotel, Newquay
  • Little White Alice, Carnmenellis
  • Old Lanwarnick, Duloe
  • Tredethick Farm Cottages, Lostwithiel

GARDEN OF THE YEAR

  • Eden Project, Bodelva
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith
  • Tremenheere Sculpture Garden

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

  • Will be announced on the night

ART, MUSEUM & MARITIME ATTRACTION

  • Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
  • Heartlands, Pool
  • St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, St Austell
  • Tate St Ives, St Ives

SMALL HOTEL OF THE YEAR

  • The Alverton, Truro
  •  Hell Bay Hotel, Bryher
  • Talland Bay Hotel, Looe

WILDLIFE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARD, in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust

  • Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre at Gwel an Mor, Portreath
  • Railholiday, St Germans
  • Trenython Manor Hotel & Spa Resort, Par
  • Wingz Bird & Animal Sanctuary, Par

PUB OF THE YEAR

  • The Cornish Arms, St Merryn
  • The New Inn, Tresco
  • Pandora Inn, Mylor

TOURISM ACTIVITY, SPORT & EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

  • Kingsurf, Mawgan Porth
  • Polkerris Beach, Polkerris
  • St Martin’s Dive School, St Martins

LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

  • Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth
  • The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth
  • Headland Hotel, Newquay

HOLIDAY VILLAGE & RESORT OF THE YEAR

  •  Gwel an Mor Resort, Portreath
  • The Park Mawgan Porth, Mawgan Porth
  • The Valley, Carnon Downs

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD

  • Heartlands, Pool
  • Little White Alice, Carnmenellis
  • Railholiday, St Germans

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

  • Outlaw’s, Rock
  • Porthminster Beach Cafe, St Ives
  • The Herring, Mawgan Porth

WINNER OF WINNERS

  • Will be announced on the night