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Finalists announced for Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2022/23

Marketing Cheshire visitor economy Cheshire West and Chester Chester Cheshire and Warrington Cheshire East 25/10/2022

Finalists announced for 2022/23 Awards

The finalists have been announced for the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2022/23 with more than 50 businesses and individuals shortlisted across 16 categories

The awards are all about giving hotels, attractions, pubs and more a chance to show why they are a must-visit and recognise the excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals working in Cheshire and Warrington’s visitor economy.

There are 16 categories for the awards, including Visitor Attraction of the Year, Pub of the Year, Large Hotel of the Year and Unsung Hero, which will be held at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on 23 March 2023.

Many of the winners will go on to represent Cheshire at national level at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023, giving them the chance to showcase Cheshire’s outstanding tourism offer.

Finalists in the awards include Blue Planet Aquarium in the Experience of the Year category, The Fishpool Inn in the Pub of the Year category, Chester Zoo in the Vistori Attraction of the Year category and The Forest Distillery in the Taste of Cheshire Awards.

A full list of finalists can be found below.

Nicola Said, Commercial Manager at Marketing Cheshire, said: “As always we’ve had a fantastic response to the awards and I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter.

“These awards are our chance to get together and celebrate all of the excellence in our visitor economy here in Cheshire and showcase what we have to offer.

“They also offer a chance for the winners to go on and shout about Cheshire at a national level at the VisitEngland Awards. Tourism and leisure is so important to our economy and these awards give us a chance to show just why so many people choose to come here.”



Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

Dee River Kayaking



Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year

The World in a Day - Chester Zoo

The Topsy Turvy Jubilee Tea Party - Tatton Park


Business Events Venue of the Year

Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa

Tatton Park


Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

Blakemere Holiday Park

Bradley Hall Rural Escapes

Pitch & Canvas


Experience of the Year

Blue Planet Aquarium

Macdonald Portal, Golf & Spa

Tours Around Chester


Large Hotel of the Year

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Carden Park

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Hotel Indigo Chester

Mottram Hall Hotel

The Chester Grosvenor


New Tourism Business of the Year

Artezzan Restaurant & Bar

Calico Campers


Pub of the Year

The Fishpool Inn

The Lion at Malpas

The Pheasant Inn

The Swan at Tarporley


Resilience and Innovation Award

The Ice Cream Farm

Wild Rumpus


Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

The. Hollies Forest Lodges

Yew Tree Farm Holidays


Small Serviced Accommodation Provider of the Year

Combermere Abbey

The Lion at Malpas

The Pheasant Inn

The Swan at Tarporley


Taste of Cheshire Award

Artezzan Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant 1539

The Forest Distillery

The Forge Restaurant Chester

The Hollies Farm Shop


Team of the Year

Chester Cathedral - The Works Department

Macdonald Portal, Golf and Spa - Golf Department

Pyramid & Parr Hall - Marketing and Events Team

Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa - Front of House Team

Silk Museum - Paradise Mill Team

Styal Lodge - The Lodge Team

The Chester Grosvenor - Arkle Restaurant Team

The Hollies Farm Shop - Team Hollies

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa - Greens Team


Unsung Hero Award

Macdonald Portal Hotel - Jay Herrington

Mottram Hall Hotel – Mark Gough


Visitor Attraction of the Year

BeWILDerwood Cheshire

Chester Cathedral

Chester Zoo

Escapism Chester

Jodrell Bank

The Ice Cream Farm


Wedding Venue of the Year

Combermere Abbey

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

Mottram Hall Hotel

Old Palace Chester

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

Styal Lodge


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