All the winners at the Cornwall Tourism Awards - did your favourite take gold?

All the winners at the Cornwall Tourism Awards - did your favourite take gold?

All the winners at the Cornwall Tourism Awards - did your favourite take gold?

First published in News

A West Cornwall tourist attraction has been named the best business in the county at this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards.

Geevor Tin Mine in West Cornwall led the celebrations by claiming the coveted Winner of Winners title as well as gold in the newly introduced art, museum and maritime attraction category.

The attraction was singled out for its interactive Cornish mining exhibitions and tours, plus its value for money.

Heartlands in Pool claimed four awards across a range of categories, while the Headland Hotel in Newquay and the Eden Project both picked up two gold trophies.

In the food categories the Pandora Inn at Restronguet was named pub of the year for the third time whilst the top restaurant accolade was collected by The Herring at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel.

Malcolm Bell, head of Visit Cornwall, was at the ceremony to congratulate the winners and said: “The trophies won in the Cornwall Tourism Awards represent a tremendous amount of work and are a true reflection of the businesses winning them.

“Rather than being awarded on a first, second and third point scoring basis they are the combination of a number of factors and directly relate to the quality of the individual business – that’s why, in a number of the categories, we have multiple gold, silver, bronze or commended winners. They should all be immensely proud and I congratulate each and every one of them.”

HOLIDAY PARK OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions

Gold - Wooda Farm Holiday Park, Poughill

Silver - Perran Sands Holiday Park, Perranporth

Bronze - Padstow Touring Park, Padstow

ENVIRONMENTAL & WILDLIFE ATTRACTION

Sponsored by Sue Bradbury PR

Gold - Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

Commended - National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow

TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE

Gold - Bodmin Visitor Information Centre

Gold - Fal River Visitor Information Centre

Bronze - Launceston Tourist Information Centre

BED & BREAKFAST AND GUEST ACCOMMODATION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Expowest Cornwall

Gold - Pentillie Castle, St Mellion

Silver - Pendragon Country House, Davidstow

Silver - The Seafood Restaurant – restaurant with rooms, Padstow

HISTORIC & HERITAGE PROPERTY & COUNTRY HOUSE AWARD

Sponsored by Wine in Cornwall

Gold - Cotehele, Saltash

Silver - Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen

Bronze - Trerice, Kestle Mill

CAFÉ & TEAROOM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Niddocks

Gold - Juliet’s Garden Restaurant & Bar, St Mary’s

Silver - Red River Café at Heartlands, Pool

Bronze - The Park Café at Mawgan Porth, Mawgan Porth

SELF CATERING ESTABLISHMENT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Pavey Group

Gold - Headland Hotel, Newquay

Silver - Little White Alice, Carnmenellis

Bronze - Old Lanwarnick, Duloe

Bronze - Tredethick Farm Cottages, Lostwithiel

Commended - Cosawes Barton, Ponsanoooth

GARDEN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Sue Bradbury PR

Gold - Eden Project, Bodelva

Gold - Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith

Silver - The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan

Bronze - Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Sponsored by Source for Business

Gold - Christine Hornsby - Perran Sands Holiday Park

ART, MUSEUM & MARITIME ATTRACTION

Sponsored by Nixon

Gold - Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen

Silver - Tate St Ives, St Ives

Bronze - Heartlands, Pool

Bronze - St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, St Austell

SMALL HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Francis Clark

Gold - Hell Bay Hotel, Bryher

Silver - The Alverton, Truro

Silver - Talland Bay Hotel, Looe

WILDLIFE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARD, in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Sponsored by Handykam

Gold - Trenython Manor Hotel & Spa Resort, Par

Silver - Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre at Gwel an Mor, Portreath

Bronze - Railholiday, St Germans

Bronze - Wingz Bird & Animal Sanctuary, Par

PUB OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Scott Burridge Commercial

Gold - Pandora Inn, Mylor

Silver - The Cornish Arms, St Merryn

Bronze - The New Inn, Tresco

TOURISM ACTIVITY, SPORT & EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Brewer and Bunney

Gold - Polkerris Beach, Polkerris

Silver - Kingsurf, Mawgan Porth

Silver - St Martin’s Dive School, St Martins

FAMILY FUN DAY OUT AWARD

Sponsored by Resort South West

Gold - Eden Project, Bodelva

Silver - Heartlands, Pool

Bronze - Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park, Wadebridge

LARGE HOTEL OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Hotel Perfect

Gold - Headland Hotel, Newquay

Silver - Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, Mawgan Porth

Bronze - The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth

HOLIDAY VILLAGE & RESORT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Stephens Scown solicitors

Gold - Gwel an Mor Resort, Portreath

Silver - The Park Mawgan Porth, Mawgan Porth

Bronze - The Valley, Carnon Downs

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD

Sponsored by Henry Orchard and Sons

Gold - Little White Alice, Carnmenellis

Silver - Railholiday, St Germans

Bronze - Heartlands, Pool

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Newquay Fruit Sales

Gold - The Herring, Mawgan Porth

Silver - Outlaw’s, Rock

Silver - Porthminster Beach Cafe, St Ives

WINNER OF WINNERS

Sponsored by First Great Western

Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TOURISM

RNLI and Surf Lifesaving Cornwall

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