"What an an accolade and endorsement of the great way that we make dogs welcome here. Thanks to all those that made these awards happen and possible”. Watch Ben the hotels dog celebrating with his friends here Winning Woofs from The Old Vicarage Hotel, Bridgwater by Candida Leaver The Old Vicarage Hotel and Restaurant.
“It is wonderful that Wild Place Project and the many dedicated staff and volunteers who work there, have been recognised with this award. We are immensely proud of Wild Place Project, which has grown to become a hugely successful visitor attraction over the past eight years. Obviously the past year has been incredibly difficult for us, like many other organisations across the region. But these awards have demonstrated the passion and resilience of the sector and the importance of celebrating all that we have achieved. Along with our colleagues at many other attractions, we have found new ways to adapt and operate, to ensure that we can still offer a brilliant day out when our doors are open to the public. We would like to thank everyone who has shown us such great support during these challenging times.” Dr Justin Morris, CEO of Bristol Zoological Society, which operates Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens.
"We were delighted to win these awards as they give recognition for all of the work by our team here at Blackmore Farm to give our customers a truly memorable experience. We were especially pleased to receive the Innovation Award as we have put a lot of effort into helping our customers feel safe whilst enjoying the facilities which we have to offer here at Blackmore Farm." Ann and Ian Dyer Blackmore Farm.
“Winning the Silver New Business Tourism Award and the Bronze Self Catering Accommodation of the Year Award in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards 2020/21 means an enormous amount to me and Jeff. It’s hard to put into words how delighted we are that our small home business at Stockham Farm on Exmoor has been chosen from amongst such a talented lineup of wonderful tourism businesses across the region. The publicity that these accolades have brought means that we can now reach a huge audience of potential new holiday guests from across the country and affirm with pride that we’re 'an award-winning Exmoor business’. It has been an incredibly difficult year for all in the tourism and hospitality industry and to be able to kickstart life post-pandemic with these awards gives us an enormous psychological and marketing boost - our champagne flutes are overflowing! Our thanks to all the sponsors and organisers of the Awards for making it happen!” Ali Pegrum Stockham Farm Exmoor.
“We throughly enjoyed the Zoom party award thank you and it was super to achieve Silver in our Category, we can't thank you guys enough, the organisers, the sponsors and all involved in make it a very special day for us and especially my dad, he's 89 next month and has had a rough year in and out of hospital so for him to go to a virtual awards party was just great and he loved it!!” Debbie House Brook Lodge Farm Camping, Glamping & Touring Caravan Park.
“We were absolutely delighted to be Gold Winners again in the B&B/Guesthouse of the Year category. We would encourage all B&B's to enter. The process is straightforward and the feedback (during more normal times) is priceless. We spent the year really focusing on getting information out there, via our social media, on all that Somerset has to offer and we have had great engagement with our followers. We can't wait to start welcoming guests back again. Congratulations to everyone who won!” Alyson, Simon & Jasper Tuxworth The Old Stables Bed & Breakfast.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have received these awards which highlight the dedication of our talented and hard-working team. It’s a huge honour to be recognised for our progress as a green tourist attraction and an inclusive and accessible zoo.” Larry Bush Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.
“The awards afternoon was really lovely – you are so fantastic at presenting. It was really relaxed and fun – I can only imagine how hard it must have been to organise. We are thrilled to achieve gold and it will certainly help to raise our profile. As a team we have been incredibly busy during lockdown working on the new website. Its fantastic timing as I think we are going to be in for a very busy summer. Thanks again for all your dedication and support.” Bev Stapp, South Somerset District Council, South Somerset Visitor Information Centre - SSDC
“In the most gruelling year for tourism I’ve known, all the hard work we’ve put in to Savouring Bath in 2020 to keep our business alive has been worth it! Winning double Gold at this years BBS Tourism Awards has humbled me, overwhelmed me, and made me beyond happy… this will undoubtedly be a major pinnacle in my 30 years in this wonderful industry.” Mike James Savouring Bath.
"2020 was a challenging time for everyone in the events industry and we are proud of the adaptations our producers and production partners made at short notice. We send our thanks to the officers and council members at North Somerset Council who worked alongside us to make the event happen, our production partners and sponsors whose support enables our work and the visitors who came along, followed the guidance and had a safe, happy visit. We want to thank our sponsor, but we don't have one for this event - if you are looking to raise your profile with thousands of Portishead residents and boat owners please do get in touch." Bev Milner Simonds, Head of Spreadsheets at eat:Festivals