The annual Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs) were held tonight and although the ceremony took a different format to previous years, it still honoured some of the region’s best and brightest businesses and organisations.
Winners were announced across 15 categories celebrating a variety of businesses from the region’s tourism sector.
Pride in Hull took the award for Remarkable Tourism Event, Remarkable Restaurant of the Year went to the recently opened Rupert & Darwin and Remarkable Experience of the Year also went to a Hull business, with Hotham’s Gin School in Hepworth’s Arcade taking the award.
Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure at Hull City Council, said: “Congratulations to all the fantastic winners and nominees. These awards demonstrate the incredible businesses and organisations we have in our region and why our tourism sector has such a bright future.”
Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year.
Thank you @VHEY_UK!
We’ve grown into big event that’s still organised by a small group of volunteers, working hard to keep the Pride flag flying over East Yorkshire, representing a minority community and putting our city on the map.💖 pic.twitter.com/CxeVgJeV41
— Pride in Hull (@prideinhull) May 6, 2020
The virtual awards paid tribute to winners and nominees with a host of videos as well as a special virtual presenter for the night, Blair Jacobs.
Remarkable New Tourism Business Award: Bonus Arena, Hull
Remarkable Bed & Breakfast and Guest House of the Year: The Wold Cottage, Wold Newton
Remarkable Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award: William’s Den, North Cave (Highly commended: Yorkshire Water, Tophill Low Nature Reserve, near Watton)
Remarkable Visitor Attraction: Sledmere House
Remarkable Restaurant of the Year: Rupert & Darwin, Hull
Remarkable Local Producer Award: Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby
Remarkable Tourism Event: Pride in Hull
Remarkable Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year: Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton (Highly commended: South Cliff Holiday Park, Bridlington)
Remarkable Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award: Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
Remarkable Cuppa: The Granary at Rustic Riddle, Ulrome
Remarkable Business Events Venue of the Year: DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
Remarkable Pub of the Year: The Lion and Key, Hull (Highly commended: The Ship Inn, Sewerby)
Remarkable Self Catering Accommodation of the Year: Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
Remarkable Hotel: Saltmarshe Hall near Howden
Remarkable Experience of the Year: Hotham’s Gin School, Hull