Tourist industry awards shortlistings for Bath attractions

November 21, 2019

Some of Bath’s biggest tourist attractions will go head to head this evening with others from across Bristol and Somerset in a major awards scheme.

They are among a record 82 finalists aiming for gold, silver or bronze in this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. A further 15 companies will receive Commended status at the ceremony at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre. 

Among the Bath contingent are the Roman Baths & Pump Room,  which shortlisted in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism category, and  Brooks Guesthouse Bath, in the running for the title of Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouse of the Year.

Some 142 entries were received for the annual awards, which are being sponsored by NFU Mutual Clifton and Wrington.

Changes this year include new entry forms, processes and a closer link with the regional South West and national VisitEngland Awards.

Judging has also changed, with an increased focus on digital presence and evidence. One of the new categories this year is Forthglade Dog Friendly Pub of the Year, which has proved very popular.

Awards organiser Nell Barrington said: “I am absolutely delighted to see the range of top quality businesses that have taken part this year. The competition was so tough and my congratulations goes out to all the finalists.”

The winners will be announced at the prestigious black tie dinner by BBC Bristol’s Laura Rawlings with guest speakers Bev and Sarah Milner Simmonds from multi award-winning eat:Festivals.

Wines served at tonight’s dinner will be from award-winning Redhill, near Bristol, vineyard Aldwick Estate.

Bath Business News will have a full report of the awards tomorrow.


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