2018 Winners

Wedding Venue Award

Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom
Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale
Holmes Mill, Clitheroe – WINNER
Leighton Hall, Carnforth
Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green
Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Mellor


New Business Award

A’Vucciria, Rawtenstall
Castle View, Lancaster
Clip’n Climb Blackpool
Fence Gate Lodge, Fence
The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham – WINNER
L’Escargotiere, Bowland
No. 10, Preston
The Rookery Holiday Cottage, Roughlee


Taste Lancashire Restaurant Award

Bay Horse Inn, Lancaster
Twelve Restaurant, Thornton – WINNER
Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale
The Midland, Morecambe – HIGHLY COMMENDED


Taste Lancashire Pub/Inn Award

The Aspinall Arms, Mitton
The Assheton Arms, Downham
Bay Horse Inn, Lancaster
Fence Gate, Fence
The Spread Eagle, Mellor
The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley – WINNER


Taste Lancashire Producer Award

Batch Brew, Burnley – WINNER
Bowland Brewery, Clitheroe
Calyx Drinks, Burnley
Choc Amor, Mawdesley
Northern Whisper Brewing Co, Rawtenstall
Wignalls Yallo, Standish


Holiday Village Award

Pipers Height Caravan Park, Blackpool
Ream Hills Holiday Park, Weeton – WINNER
Rossendale Holiday Cottages
South Lakeland Leisure Village, Carnforth
Stanley Villa Farm Fishing & Camping, Greenhalgh


Self-Catering Holiday Award

Laythams Holiday Lets Retreat, Slaidburn – WINNER
Newton Hall Holiday Apartments, Blackpool
Rossendale Holiday Cottages
Water Babies Narrow Boat Hire, Forton
Wolfen Mill Boutique Self Catering, Chipping


Sustainable Tourism Award

The Bee Centre, Preston – WINNER
Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe
Fell End Holiday Park, Carnforth
Moss Wood Caravan Park, Lancaster


Lancashire Large Hotel Award

Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool
The Legacy Preston International Hotel
The Wrightington Hotel & Health Club – WINNER


Business Tourism Award

Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe
Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green
Winter Gardens Blackpool – WINNER
The Wrightington Hotel & Health Club


Lancashire Perfect Stay Award

The Assheton Arms, Downham
Bartle Hall Hotel, Preston
The Borough, Lancaster
The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley – WINNER


Small Visitor Attraction Award

Go Ape Rivington
Leighton Hall, Carnforth
Mrs Dowsons Farm Park, Blackburn
Shores Hey Farm, Burnley
Thornton Hall Country Park – WINNER


Large Visitor Attraction Award

Ascent Trampoline Park, Blackpool
Blackpool Zoo
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston
East Lancashire Railway – WINNER
Madame Tussauds Blackpool – HIGHLY COMMENDED


Retail Experience Award

Bowland Food Hall, Clitheroe
Fleetwood Market – WINNER
Heskin Hall Shopping Village, Chorley
JAK Hanson, Wrightington
Preston Markets


Visitor Experience Award

Artisan Foodworks, Burscough
The Bee Centre, Preston – WINNER
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
A Brief Encounter with Leighton Hall, Carnforth – HIGHLY COMMENDED


Cultural Venue/Organisation Award

Blackburn Cathedral – WINNER
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours
The Boo, Waterfoot
Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
The Whitaker, Rossendale


Inclusive Tourism Award

The Bee Centre, Preston
Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool – WINNER


Dog Friendly Award

The Aspinall Arms, Mitton
Holiday Inn Express Burnley
Ribble Valley Country & Leisure Park, Gisburn
Rossendale Holiday Cottages – WINNER


Taste Lancashire Café/Tearoom Award

Brew + Bake, Preston
The Dearden Tea Rooms, Haslingden – WINNER
Middle Holly Cottage Tea Rooms, Forton
Shores Hey Farm Café, Burnley


Tourism Superstar Award

Roger Borrell, Lancashire Life Magazine
Barbara Bryan, Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Complex
Simon Entwistle, Top Hat Tours – WINNER
James Whewell, Wyresdale Park


Small Event Award

Burnley Canal Festival
Chorley Live – WINNER
The Penny Farm Open Day, Blackpool
A Thornton Hall Farm Christmas Adventure
Treasure Island, The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
Worsthorne and Hurstwood Scarecrow Festival


Large Event Award

Festival of Making, Blackburn – WINNER
Highest Point Festival, Lancaster
Light up Lancaster
Vintage by the Sea, Morecambe

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