We were thrilled to win another award at a glittering ceremony in the nave of Exeter Cathedral.
River Cottage HQ was awarded Gold at the South West Tourism Awards - for Best Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience, which recognises the region's leading tourism businesses.
Finalists were invited to a celebration hosted in the Nave of Exeter Cathedral, itself one of the region’s top tourist attractions. The awards broke the previous record for entries with 490 submissions being considered, each going through a rigorous 3-stage judging process of marking, visits and panel meetings.
Finalists in the awards were also invited to enter the VisitEngland awards and news came earlier this week that River Cottage have made it through to the national finals. The winners will be announced at an event in Blackpool in March.
Robin Barker of Services for Tourism, who manages the awards programme, added: “This year’s awards have set new standards in both numbers and quality standards. It never ceases to amaze me how our top businesses continue to reinvent themselves to stay at the top in one of the world’s most fast-moving and competitive industries.”
Our two chefs Andy Tyrrell and Gelf Alderson were there to collect the prize.