Walloping Success Story
Congratulations to Wallops Wood Cottages, luxury self-catering cottages in Hampshire’s Meon Valley, who achieved an impressive Double Gold in this year’s Beautiful South Awards: for Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year as well as the Access and Inclusivity Award.
They were not alone. Hampshire did impressively well at the Awards - held at The Grand Brighton and hosted by travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder. Eighty of the best tourism businesses and experiences in the South East were presented with Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies in recognition of their achievements over the last 18 months, and 24 businesses were Commended.
Hampshire Fare are keen to applaud the success of all of their members. As well as Wallops Wood’s Double Gold, further Golds were picked up by Marwell Wildlife, taking the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award; The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu, winning Small Hotel of the Year, and Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa, Brockenhurst, awarded Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year.
Silvers went to The Terrace Restaurant at The Montagu Arms for Restaurant/Bistro of the Year; Ringwood Brewery for Experience of the Year; and Marwell Wildlife – this time for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.
Bronze went to The Running Horse at Littleton in the Pub of the Year category. Careys Manor Hotel also received Bronze, this time for Business Events Venue, and was Commended in the Large Hotel of the Year category. Commendations also went to Balmer Lawn Hotel’s Beresford Restaurant and Gilbert White & The Oates Collections for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.
Tracy Nash, Commercial Manager, Hampshire Fare, commented: “We are delighted to applaud the success of so many of our members at the Beautiful South Awards. These very highly regarded Awards highlight the quality and achievements of our hospitality industry here in Hampshire and the South East generally. We wish category winners every success at the VisitEngland National Awards.”
Photographs thanks to Nick Williams (nickwilliamsphotography.co.uk).