White Rose Awards 2019
Food Features, News

White Rose Awards 2019

The White Rose Awards 2019 was the biggest and best yet with more awards up for grabs than ever before.

What an extraordinarily exciting time this has been for the White Rose Awards 2019. 103 finalists battled it out to win in 19 categories with a number of brand-new awards too including Accessible and Inclusive Tourism, Ethical and Sustainable Tourism, New Tourism plus an International Tourism Award added to the list.

Excitingly, this year also saw the introduction of the Gold, Silver, Bronze award system. This new method allowed the judges to recognise the achievements of even more well-deserving Yorkshire businesses. It also means more opportunities for finalists to progress through to the national tourism awards run by Visit England.

The partnership with Visit England has made the awards more robust than ever. For the first time, we are part of an online national platform and scoring system. The extensive new criteria. includes a new emphasis on accessibility, sustainability, and social media. The awards also have a new judging panel of eight industry experts who have generously gave their time and vast expertise to ensure these are the best awards yet!  These changes mean even more businesses can go through to the national finals and to make Yorkshire proud. Is it any wonder that the White Rose Awards are the biggest celebration of tourism in the UK. 

I was honoured to be Chair of Judges during these exciting and forward-looking changes. I wish to thank not only the judges but also the dedicated staff at Welcome to Yorkshire. who have worked long and hard in supporting the new awards. And, to all the business out there as well. Through your dedication and for setting standards so high you made our judging deliberations even harder this year.  Whether they ultimately took home a gold, silver or bronze award, you are all winners in my eyes.

The White Rose Awards 2019 Winners

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

GOLD: The Deep, Hull

SILVER: Hull Truck Theatre

BRONZE: Cottage in the Dales, Leyburn

Arts & Culture Award

GOLD: Hull Truck Theatre

SILVER: Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Hull

BRONZE: Emma Stothard Sculpture, Whitby

B&B and Guest House of the Year

GOLD: The Barn, Monk Fryston

SILVER: Grassfield Hall, Pateley Bridge

BRONZE: Woodlands Farm, Northallerton

Business Events Venue of the Year

GOLD: Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton

SILVER: The Grand, York

BRONZE: Inox – The University of Sheffield

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

GOLD: Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton

SILVER: Vale of Pickering Caravan Park

BRONZE: Patrington Haven Leisure Park Hull

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

GOLD: William’s Den, North Cave

SILVER: Fodder, Harrogate

BRONZE: Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Experience of the Year

GOLD: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull


BRONZE: Leeds Cookery School

Inns & Restaurants with Rooms Award

GOLD: Manor House Lindley, Lindley

SILVER: The Star Inn at Harome

BRONZE: Estbek House, Whitby

International Tourism Award

GOLD: Castle Howard, York

SILVER: Visit York

BRONZE: The Grand, York

Large Hotel of the Year

GOLD: The Grand, York

SILVER: The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton

BRONZE: Wentbridge House Hotel, Pontefract

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

GOLD: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton

SILVER: York Maze

BRONZE: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

New Tourism Business Award

GOLD: William’s Den, North Cave

SILVER: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull

BRONZE: Bonus Arena, Hull

Producers and Makers Award

GOLD: York Emporium

SILVER: Puckett’s Pickles, York

BRONZE: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull

Pub of the Year

GOLD: The Durham Ox, Crayke

SILVER: The Millers Bar, Brighouse

BRONZE: The George and Dragon, Richmond

Self -Catering Accommodation of the Year

GOLD: Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington

SILVER: Brompton Lakes, Richmond

BRONZE: Smallshaw Cottages & Spa, Sheffield

Small Hotel of the Year

GOLD: Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant, York

SILVER: The Wensleydale Heifer, Leyburn

BRONZE: Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

GOLD: Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, Hunmanby

SILVER: Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery, Hull

BRONZE: Go Ape Dalby

Taste of England Award

GOLD: The Star Inn at Harome

SILVER: Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes

BRONZE: The Pheasant Hotel, Harome

Tourism Event Award

GOLD: Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival

SILVER: Hallowscream at York Maze

BRONZE: Springtime Live, Harrogate

Judges White Rose Awards 2019
Me with a few of the judges at the end of the evening

More Features from Elaine Lemm

Would love to hear what you think ....

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.