Excitement Builds Ahead of Cumbria Tourism Awards 2014

There are just 4 days until the winners are revealed of the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2014.

The prestigious ceremony is due to take place on Tuesday 17th June at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal who are finalists themselves in the “Large Hotel of the Year” category sponsored by Armstrong Watson Accountants.

Everything is reviewed by the judging panel from the first welcome to marketing activities, sustainability, quality and service. The finalists will then each be visited by a mystery shopper who will report back to the judging panel and from there, the winner of each category will be decided.

A new category was added last year, “Tourism Pub of the Year” and both this year and last, the entries were very high after all, Cumbria – The Lake District is the home of tourism pubs having so many and of such high quality. Making the finals this year in the category sponsored by Heineken are the Wild Boar – Windermere, Tweedies Bar – Grasmere and the Cuckoo Brow Inn – Far Sawrey. Having only opened 2 years ago, this is the first nomination of its kind for them and both staff and owners are highly excited about Tuesday and even reaching the finals.

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Cuckoo Brow Inn – Finalist in “Tourism Pub of the Year” CT Awards 2014

It’s not always easy reinventing a business but South Lakes Hotels along with Dan and Sally Schreiber have done a sterling job in turning around the old Sawrey Hotel. With a rename and refurbishment throughout, the Cuckoo Brow Inn is a very popular place for those stopping by to sample some of the freshly prepared and locally sourced food and a pint of equally as local ale and for a holiday with the 14 bedrooms at the inn.

Winning one of the Cumbria Tourism Awards categories is an accolade in itself which confirms the level of quality and service guests receive when staying, eating, drinking or attending. But from these awards the winners go through to the Visit England national awards the following year. After winning the Tourism Pub of the Year in the CT awards last year, the Watermill Inn at Ings went onto win Silver in the National Awards against all the other regions so fingers crossed for Cuckoo Brow as well as all the 2014 finalists.

Live announcements of the winners will be made on the Cumbria Tourism Awards Twitter page, here.