These are all the York businesses who triumphed in the White Rose Awards 2019

The White Rose winners. Photograph: Simon Dewhurst Photography

The best in Yorkshire tourism was celebrated last night – with a number of York businesses among the winners.

This year’s White Rose Awards was the biggest yet with more awards up for grabs than ever before; 103 finalists battled it out to win in 19 categories.

Held in the First Direct Arena in Leeds, the awards ceremony saw footballer turned pundit Chris Kamara singing festive songs from his debut album Here’s To Christmas before the prizes were given out.

Chris Kamara croons Christmas at the White Rose Awards

It was a good night for York, particularly in the International Tourism Award category, where Castle Howard took gold, Visit York silver and the Grand Hotel bronze.

The Grand took gold in the Large Hotel of the Year. And the Grays Court Hotel made it a double by winning the Small Hotel of the Year award.

Coffee roaster and tea specialist York Emporium won gold in the Producers and Makers Award. Puckett’s Pickles took silver.

The York Maze took silver in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year, and its Hallowscream event scored silver in the Tourism Event Award.

Here are the full list of winners.

White Rose Award Winners 2019

The fabulous Grays Court, winner of the Small Hotel of the Year
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

Winning produce: York Emporium. Photograph: Facebook

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
SILVER: YORTOURS, Harrogate
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

Big winner – the Grand Hotel. Photograph: YorkMix

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

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