English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has picked up a national silver award for excellence in hospitality, catering and tourism.
The Wild Boar, near Windermere, secured a place at the top table at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015, coming in second position in the Tourism Pub of the Year award category. With the awards attracting nearly 350 contenders from all over the country, the accolades recognise businesses demonstrating best practice, innovation and the highest standards of customer service throughout their operations.
The Vintage By The Sea Festival at The Midland was also in the running at last night’s glittering award ceremony held at the Sage in Gateshead. Its nomination for the Tourism Event of the Year put the festival in the top five in its category nationally.
Going the extra mile
Simon Berry, managing director of family run English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, said: “It was wonderful to be nominated amongst the leading contenders for these national awards, and to come away with a silver award on the night is the icing on the cake. The VisitEngland Awards for excellence are very highly thought of in our industry. To gain their recognition is a fitting reward for the culture we instil in all our staff to encourage them to find creative ways of going the extra mile for guests and diners at all of our five hotels.”
Set in its own private woodland, The Wild Boar has its own on site microbrewery, the Brewhouse, where guests can experience real ale fermenting sessions, and a smoke house, which supplies the restaurant with meats, cheeses and fish. Its food and accommodation have received rave reviews by Jamie Oliver’s website. It also offers visitors the opportunity to learn how to smoke food, try out clay pigeon shooting and archery, or take part in whisky tasting evenings.
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