There were a number of Cornish winners among last night’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

Leading tourism businesses from across the south west celebrated in style last night (April 7) as over 90 awards were presented at Sandy Park, home of the Exeter Chiefs rugby club.

The event was the first time since February 2020 that the region’s tourism awards have been able to return to their face-to-face format, with a celebratory dinner  enjoyed by over 300 winners, supporters and tourism leaders.

The awards saw 476 entries from the region including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

All forms of hospitality business were amongst the winners, with cafes, pubs, cookery schools and sailing schools all celebrating alongside attractions, camping and glamping sites, holiday parks, B&Bs, cottages and hotels. Many have also been nominated to represent the south west in the national VisitEngland awards later in the year.

Among the Cornish winners were Mylor Sailing and Powerboat School, which took double Gold in the Accessibility and Experience of the Year categories.

St Mawes hotel The Idle Rocks also returned across the border with two Golds in the Restaurant and Small Hotel categories.

Other notable Cornish winners were Treseren (Business Events & Wedding Venue), Bango Kitchen (Casual Dining), Gwelmor (Dog Friendly), The Minack (Large Visitor Attraction), Three Mile Beech (New Tourism), Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park (Resilience & Innovation), St Michael’s (Spa & Wellbeing) and Treloy Holiday Park (Water Conservation).

For the full list of winners, click here.

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