The Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Awards are an annual celebration of excellence in the tourism and hospitality industry in Lincolnshire and play an important role in recognising and promoting the exceptional attractions, places to stay, places to eat and drink, and experiences that the county has to offer. The awards, organised by Stonebow Media, were held at The Engine Shed in Lincoln again this year; and the night was full of glitz, glamour and jubilant award-goers.
The Awards have become a prestigious event for businesses in the region, and are designed to acknowledge the hard work, innovation, and dedication of those who contribute to tourism in Lincolnshire. They cover a wide range of categories, from Best B&B and Guest House of the Year to Best Restaurant to The Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award, showcasing the diverse and quality offerings that make Lincolnshire a great place to visit.
Winning a Lincolnshire Tourism Award is a significant achievement and a true testament to the hard work of each and every business nominated. It not only brings recognition and prestige to the winners but also acts as a platform for further growth and success as these awards serve as a pathway to entry into the hugely respected VisitEngland national awards.
Out of the 14 Lincolnshire categories, 12 now go through to the VisitEngland 2024 Awards for Excellence – and these businesses will now have the opportunity to represent Lincolnshire nationally as their applications are automatically put forward for consideration by the England judges.
Here are this year’s tourism award winners
If you’d like to check out this year’s winners in person, here is a full list of all 14 winners from the evening:
The Elm Tree (Hundleby, Spilsby) – B&B and Guest House of the Year
Holivans Ltd (Mablethorpe) – Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year
Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop, Butchery & Café (Grayingham, Gainsborough) – Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award (Destination Lincolnshire Partner)
Lincolnshire Cookery School (Snelland, Lincoln) – Experience of the Year
William Cecil (Stamford) – Hotel of the Year
Fantasy Island (Skegness) – Large Visitor Attraction
Louth Distillery (Louth) – New Tourism Business Award
The Hope and Anchor Pub (South Ferriby) – Pub of the Year
Treetop Hideaways (Woodhall Spa) – Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year
Bransby Horses – Rescue & Welfare (Bransby, Lincoln) – Small Visitor Attraction
Winteringham Fields (Winteringham, Scunthorpe) – Taste of England (Taste Lincolnshire)
V-ATE Automotive Smokehouse and Bowl – Katie Calder (Sutterton, Boston) – Unsung Hero Award
The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Ltd (Lincoln) – Customer Service Excellence Award
International Bomber Command Centre (Canwick, Lincoln) – Arts, Culture and Heritage