Shortlist announced for the 2022 REYTAS

Tue 27th September 2022
Reytas 2022

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 (REYTAs. 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, 73 businesses and attractions will be represented at the glittering awards night at Bridlington Spa on Thursday, 10 November. This year is the 12th time the awards have been held and are being run in association with the national Visit England Awards. Eligible winners will be automatically put forward to the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2023.

Wykeland are a main sponsor of this year’s Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards. Dominic Gibbons, managing director of 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.

Will Hall, tourism manager at VHEY, added: “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 12 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.”

In total, seven current champions have made it through to the finals again, with 16 awards set to be presented. 

Simon and Emma of Hothams Gin School added: “We’re absolutely delighted to have made the shortlist for Experience of the Year 2022. It’s a really tough time for the tourism and hospitality industry and the REYTAs is such a great way to celebrate the fabulous tourism businesses in the area, and to recognise and showcase the hard work and passion that teams like ours put in. We're thrilled to have made it this far!”

There’s no shortage of newcomers, though, and a new business, Highfield, based in Driffield, is shortlisted in three categories - new tourism business, best hotel and best restaurant. 

Owned by Andy and Lindsey Lampard, the recently refurbished Highfield is a boutique hotel and restaurant described as “a hidden gem in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds where the difference is a wonderment of creative details.”

Beverley Puppet Festival, which attracted more than 10,000 visitors, the largest festival of British puppetry that creates unforgettable arts experiences, is also through to the final of the Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year. The event 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.

Another new name bidding to be named Restaurant of the Year is Hearth, based in the heart of Hull’s historic old town.

Hearth is a business formed by three passionate individuals, Ryan Telford, Caitlin Ogden and Ian Pexton, who had a collective ambition to bring their own unique take on creating a restaurant and bakery that uses some of the highest quality ingredients and cooked over roaring coals or ‘low and slow’ in their bespoke smoker.


Remarkable B&B and Guesthouse of the Year

  • Field View B&B, Eastrington
  • Highfield Farm Guest Accommodation, Driffield
  • Newbegin House, Beverley
  • Wolds Village, Bainton

Remarkable Business Events Venue of the Year

  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
  • Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby

Remarkable Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

  • Butt Farm Caravan, Camping & Glamping site, Beverley
  • Goxhill Meadows Eco Friendly Glamping site, Goxhill
  • Highfield Farm Guest Accommodation, Driffield
  • Little Otchan Glamping, Halsham
  • Patrington Haven, Patrington
  • Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton

Remarkable Cuppa Award

  • Drewtons Farm Shop & Restaurant, South Cave
  • Liquid Jade, Hull
  • Molly & Jean, Driffield
  • The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Café, Gate Helmsley

Remarkable Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award

  • Laurel Vines Vineyard and Winery, Aike
  • Leafy Seadragon Refill Co Ltd, Hornsea
  • South Cliff Holiday Park, Bridlington
  • William’s Den, North Cave

Remarkable Experience of the Year

  • Hotham’s Gin School & Distillery, Hull
  • Puffins Galore!, Hull & East Yorkshire
  • Retox Yoga & Mindfulness Retreats, Driffield
  • ‘What Was Here?’ Mobile App, Beverley
  • Wold Rangers Way, Driffield

Remarkable Hotel of the Year

  • Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club, South Cave
  • DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
  • Highfield, Driffield
  • Mercure Hull Grange Park, Willerby

Remarkable Local Producer Award

  • Atom Beers, Hull
  • Laurel Vines Vineyard and Winery, Aike
  • Soane’s Poultry, Middleton on the Wolds
  • Staal Smokehouse, Long Riston
  • Yorkshire Wolds Apple Juice Co, Malton

Remarkable New Tourism Business of the Year

  • Highfield, Driffield
  • Kipling House Barn, Middleton on the Wolds
  • Pasture House Holiday Cottages, Brandesburton
  • The Brazilian Churrascaria & Bar, Hull
  • The Paddock Pods at Homeland, Bewholme
  • Wold Rangers Way, Driffield

Remarkable Pub of the Year

  • Atom Bar Beverley
  • Scale & Feather, Hull
  • Taphouse, Hull
  • The Butcher’s Dog, Driffield
  • The Minerva, Hull
  • The Old Star, Kilham

Remarkable Resilience and Innovation Award

  • Goxhill Meadows Eco Friendly Glamping Site, Goxhill
  • Hull Truck Theatre
  • Little Wold Vineyard, South Cave
  • Mr Moo’s Yorkshire Dairy Icecream Parlour, Skipsea
  • Westfield House Leisure, Wold Newton

Remarkable Restaurant Award

  • Ambiente Tapas, Hull
  • Hearth Restaurant, Hull
  • Highfield, Driffield
  • Tapasya Spices & Kitchen (Ruthvika from 1st October 2022), Hull
  • The Brazilian Churrascaria & Bar, Hull

Remarkable Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

  • Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
  • Heritage Escapes, Sewerby
  • Pasture House Holiday Cottages, Brandesburton
  • Starlight Hideaway, Skefling
  • Wressle Grange, Wressle
  • Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges, Bishop Wilton

Remarkable Tourism Event of the Year

  • Beverley Puppet Festival
  • Freedom Festival, Hull
  • Hull Fair
  • Sewerby Winter Woodland
  • The East Riding Rally Stages
  • TribFest, Sledmere
  • Turn & Face the Strange – The Mark Ronson Story, Hull

Remarkable Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Bridlington Animal Park
  • Burton Constable Hall, Hull
  • Sewerby Hall & Gardens
  • William’s Den, North Cave

Remarkable East Yorkshire Passion

This person is selected by the Visit Hull & East Yorkshire Advisory Board Group who in their judgement has made a significant contribution to tourism in our region.

Tickets for the 2022 REYTAs awards dinner are available to book via the VHEY website,

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