Issued by Visit York
From Visitor Attraction of the Year to the Outstanding Customer Service Award, there are 13 award categories, which will showcase the cream of the crop in York’s tourism businesses and will celebrate those going the extra mile to give visitors a memorable and quality experience.
Following record entry levels 54 tourism businesses in all have been shortlisted by a panel of independent judges for York’s 2013 annual Tourism Awards, which will take place on 9th May at York Racecourse. Over the coming weeks the panel of judges will be reviewing the shortlisted businesses and conducting “mystery shopping” visits.
Best Pub/Bar, however, is the only category which will go to a public vote and be decided by locals and visitors. Already 800 votes have been cast to nominate the city’s best Pub/Bar and the five businesses with the most nominations have now made it through to the final five. Comments received on each of the bars included:
The Ackhorne: “Fantastic range of Yorkshire real ale and supports its new independent breweries, all topped off with the friendliest staff”
The Evil Eye: “Quirky, friendly, welcoming to both young & old, great food, best Sunday roast in town, fabulous music”
The Golden Fleece: “I love the atmosphere and spooky stories, plus its selection of ale is second to none as well as a welcoming atmosphere”
The House of the Trembling Madness: “Great, good value, good quality Dickensian pub, great view of York Minster and nice booze. Also the taxidermy deserves a mention!”
The Maltings: “General awesomeness, great beer, good food and the sexiest landlord in the world”
Gillian Cruddas MBE, Chief Executive of Visit York, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the passionate comments received so far. York’s visitors love to seek out our traditional pubs as well as our modern bars.
“We’ve clearly got something unique in York; our pubs and bars are creating real connections with their customers and making every guest feel special.”
To vote for your favourite pub or bar go to the special page on the Visit York website. The closing date for voting is 21 April.
Tickets for the Visit York Tourism Awards cost £45 + VAT. For further information on the awards call Alison Ruddick Tel 01904 554458 or email [email protected].
To find out more about the awards, go here
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