• Photo of awards ceremony set up at West Midland Safari Park

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Shortlisted businesses announced for the Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards

Shortlisted Worcestershire businesses for the Tourism Awards

Forty-two Worcestershire businesses have been shortlisted for the annual Tourism Awards in partnership with the VisitEngland Awards of Excellence.

After a record number of entries, businesses will now go through to the second round of judging where independent industry professionals will decide the winners and highly commended.

Winners will be announced at the annual black-tie event, hosted this year at the incredible Ombersley Court, a brand-new Worcestershire event space, on Friday 15th March. Visit Worcestershire will be working with local suppliers to deliver the event which includes Bromsgrove-based Fews Marquees, who will be providing a state-of-the-art Orangery where the awards ceremony will take place.

After the success of this year’s event, the awards celebrate Worcestershire’s ever-growing tourism sector which includes hotels, attractions, pubs, restaurants, glamping/camping sites, self-catering accommodation and much more.

Councillor Marc Bayliss, Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills at Worcestershire County Council, said: “The Tourism Awards is now an established event which rewards and celebrates our business community. The shortlisted businesses demonstrate the quality of offering for potential visitors and the national influence that Worcestershire has for the wider visitor economy. Congratulations to all shortlisted businesses and I look forward to the event in March 2024.”

All Worcestershire winners will be put forward to the national VisitEngland Awards of Excellence, with the chance of being shortlisted amongst the best in England. Last year saw Michelin-starred restaurant, Pensons at the Netherwood Estate, receive the Taste of England Gold Award. Recognising the Worcestershire dining experience as one of the best in the country.

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 15th March and Visit Worcestershire is looking for local businesses to help support the event with sponsorship opportunities. To showcase your brand to Worcestershire businesses then please get in touch to request a sponsorship pack – visitworcestershire@worcestershire.gov.uk

Visit Worcestershire Tourism Awards 23/24 – Shortlist

Business Events Venue of the Year

The Lygon Arms Hotel

Three Counties Showground

Stanbrook Abbey Hotel


Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

By The Red Phone Box Glamping, Camping & Cottage

Redhill Holidays

Hopleys Family Camping

Plum Tree Glamping

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

Safari Lodges

Attwell Farm Park

Astley Vineyard


Experience of the Year

Astley Vineyard

Morgan Experience

Axe Junkies

Aztec Adventure

Piston Distillery

Top Escape Rooms

Large Hotel of the Year

The Malvern Spa

The Lygon Arms Hotel

Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel

Stanbrook Abbey Hotel

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Hanbury Hall (National Trust)

Worcester Cathedral

Attwell Farm Park

West Midland Safari Park

Severn Valley Railway

All Things Wild

New Tourism Business of the Year

Hidden England Escapes

Aztec Adventure

Nature's Edge Cabin

Pub of the Year

The Fox & Hounds at Lulsley

The Hadley Bowling Green

The Queen Elizabeth Inn


Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year


Alvechurch Marina

Malvern Escapes

The Old Dairy Malvern

Small Serviced Accommodation Provider of the Year

Brockencote Hall Hotel

The Elms

The Hadley Bowling Green

Eckington Manor

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Aztec Adventure

Morgan Experience

Harvington Hall

Churchfields Farm

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery

Wyre Forest – Forestry England

Taste of Worcestershire Award

The Lygon Arms Hotel - Grill by James Martin

The Cottage in the Wood Malvern


Green Cow Kitchens

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