York has two winners in the White Rose Awards – including best restaurant

All the winners after a long night at the White Rose Awards. Photographs: Simon Dewhurst Photography
13 Nov 2018 @ 9.15 am
| Business

York has the best restaurant in Yorkshire.

And it has the finest tourism team in the county, according to the judges of the White Rose Awards.


The awards recognise the stars in Yorkshire’s tourism industry from arts and culture to events and attractions, accommodation, food and drink.

Skosh on Micklegate was named Restaurant of the Year.

Skosh wins Restaurant of the Year. L-R: Amy Garcia (BBC Look North), Chelsey Pickard (Skosh), Neil Bentinck (Skosh).
Oliver Medforth (Yorkshire Tonic), Harry Gration (BBC Look North)
Outstanding Customer Service goes to York Maze. L-R: Amy Garcia (BBC Look North), Lisa Pearcy (York Maze), Tom Pearcy (York Maze), Donna Feeny (Leeds City College), Harry Gration (BBC Look North)

The award comes a year after Neil Bentinck and his team took the same title at the Yorkshire Life awards.

Neil tweeted: “Only gone and done it! Amazing achievement for myself and the whole team at Skosh! Well done everyone.”

And York Maze took the Outstanding Customer Service Award.

“I am so immensely proud of each and every member of the York Maze team who go out of their way to ensure our visitors have an amazing day out,” said the attraction’s owner Tom Pearcy.

Also on the night Haxby Bakehouse picked up a highly commended in the best producer / maker section.

Kim-Joy was there

Stand-out Bake Off star Kim-Joy gave the producers and makers award to Tipple Tailes in Sheffield

More than a thousand-people were at the Harrogate Convention Centre to find out the winners of the 17 hotly contested awards.

Among those presenting an award was Kim-Joy from The Great British Bake Off, who lives between York and Leeds.

Honorary Yorkshireman: Gareth Southgate

Guests also saw England Manager Gareth Southgate be named an ‘Honorary Yorkshireman’ in recognition of his achievements with the England team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Born in Watford, he has lived near Harrogate for almost 20 years.

All the winners

ARTS & CULTURE AWARD
Leeds Playhouse

BUSINESS TOURISM AWARD
Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate     

HOLIDAY PARK OF THE YEAR
Vale of Pickering Caravan Park      

GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR
Cambridge House, Reeth   

INNS & RESTAURANTS WITH ROOMS
Estbek House, Sandsend     

LARGE ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley      


LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey     

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
Team York Maze

PRODUCERS AND MAKERS AWARD
Tipple Tails, Sheffield      

PUB OF THE YEAR
The Dunkirk, Denby Dale     

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
Skosh, York      

SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION
Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley      

SMALL ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
Grimm & Co, Rotherham       

SMALL HOTEL OF THE YEAR
Brocco on the Park, Sheffield      

TASTE OF YORKSHIRE AWARD
Yummy Yorkshire, Denby Dale     

TOURISM EVENT OF THE YEAR
Bradford Literature Festival    

VISITOR INFORMATION AWARD
Aysgarth Falls Tourist Information Centre