REYTAs 2023: Tourism awards shortlist announced

Tue 12th September 2023
Reytas 2023 Tourism Awards Shortlist Announced

Current champions are going head-to-head with first-time finalists in the battle to be crowned the “best of the best” at this year’s Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards.

The much-anticipated shortlist of finalists, revealed today by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY), is being described as “the most exciting ever”.

In total, 60 businesses and attractions will be represented at the glittering awards night at DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull, on Thursday, November 9.

This year is the 13th time the awards have been held, and they are being run in association with the national Visit England Awards. Eligible winners will be automatically forwarded to the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2024.

Dominic Gibbons, managing director of the awards main sponsor, Wykeland, said: “The awards are a testament to the popularity of the region as a visitor destination and the range of what’s on offer to see and do within Hull and East Yorkshire.

“The visitor economy is a hugely important sector for the region’s economic growth and prosperity and good luck to all of the amazing finalists this year”

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire said they had been “stunned” by the quality of entries.

A VHEY spokesperson said: “Tourism plays such an important part in making Hull and East Yorkshire such a wonderful place to live and visit.

“The feedback we get from day visitors and holidaymakers makes us proud and shows just how far we have come since the first awards were held over 13 years ago.

“This is a remarkable event to celebrate a remarkable industry, which contributes almost £1 billion annually to the Hull and East Yorkshire economy and provides employment for over 18,000 people. The awards showcase the very best that Hull and East Yorkshire have to offer.

"We are working in partnership with VisitEngland and have aligned a number of our categories, and are using a shared online application process. This means that, in most REYTA categories, the winners will automatically be put forward, if eligible, for judging in the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence without any further application.”

“A huge thank you for all of the businesses that have engaged with the REYTA’s this year, as well as our main sponsors Wykeland and Fred Marketing, along with our category sponsors, without whom the awards would not be possible”

In total, six current champions have made it through to the finals again when 16 awards will be presented.

There’s no shortage of newcomers, though, and a new business, Dumble Farm, based near Beverley, is shortlisted for Remarkable New Tourism Business for its ”immersive, fun, educational and all-encompassing experience into the world of Highland cows conservation and sustainable farming”.

Pride in Hull, which attracted more than 70,000 people, is also through to the final of the Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year, having won the award back in 2020.

Pride is up against a fantastic array of new and established tourism events, which also include Tribfest, the world’s biggest tribute band music festival, set in the historic grounds of Sledmere House.


REYTA 2023 Finalists

Remarkable Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

  • Broadgate Farm Cottages
  • Hull Truck Theatre
  • The Old Stables – Nordham Cottages

Remarkable B&B and Guest House of the Year

  • Ivanhoe Guest House
  • Hull Trinity Backpackers
  • Wolds Village

Remarkable Business Events Venue of the Year- Sponsored by Doubletree by Hilton Hull

  • Aura Innovation Centre
  • Bridlington Spa
  • Connexin Live, Hull
  • Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel
  • The Manor Rooms

Remarkable Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year- Sponsored by Patrington Haven

  • Acorn Glade Glamping
  • Butt Farm Caravan, Camping & Glamping Site
  • Kingfisher Lakes Glamping & Log Cabins
  • The Paddock Pods at Homeland
  • Thorpe Hall Caravan, Camping and Glamping Site
  • Wold Escapes

Remarkable Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award- Sponsored by HPSS

  • Broadgate Farm Cottages
  • Laurel Vines Vineyard and Winery
  • Pasture House Holiday Cottages
  • William’s Den

Remarkable Experience of the Year

  • Cobwebs and Cream Teas at Burton Constable
  • Hotham’s Gin School at Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery
  • Meerkat Experience at Bridlington Animal Park
  • What Was Here? App

Remarkable Hotel of the Year

  • Highfield
  • Loftsome Bridge Hotel
  • Mercure Grange Park Hotel
  • Village Hotel Hull

Remarkable New Tourism Business of the Year


  • Dumble Farm
  • Pasture House Holiday Cottages
  • The Manor House Beeford
  • Trinity Room

Remarkable Pub of the Year

  • Atom Bar Beverley
  • Atom Bar Hull
  • The Old Star, Kilham
  • The Ship Inn, Sewerby

Remarkable Self Catering Accommodation of the Year

  • Broadgate Farm Cottages
  • Kipling House Barn
  • Pasture House Holiday Cottages
  • Still Rabbit Lodges
  • The Coach House, Driffield
  • Wressle Grange

Remarkable Cuppa Award

  • Drewton’s Farm Shop
  • The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Café
  • The Fiddle Drill
  • The Old Lamp Room
  • Wolds Village

Remarkable Restaurant Award

  • Ambiente Tapas Hull
  • Dockside Kitchen
  • Highfield – 1864
  • The Hispanist
  • William’s Den

Remarkable Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Sledmere House and Gardens
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens
  • William’s Den

Remarkable Local Producer Award – Sponsored by East Yorkshire Local Food Network

  • Atom Brewing Co
  • Cherry View Ice Cream
  • Laurel Vines Vineyard and Winery
  • Soanes Poultry
  • Twisted Roots Distillery

Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year

  • East Riding Rally Stages 2023
  • Hulloween Steampunk Festival
  • Pride in Hull
  • Sewerby Winter Woodland
  • The Awakening
  • Tribfest Music Festival

Tickets for the 2023 REYTAs awards dinner are available to book via the VHEY website,

MAIN IMAGE: The Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards 2022 at Bridlington Spa

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