River Cottage HQ wins Silver at the 2016 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

River Cottage HQ has won a Silver Award in the Best Tourism Experience category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 Ceremony. Celebrating excellence across the industry, the ceremony - held for the first time this year during English Tourism Week - announced 16 winners including Best Tourism Experience, Best Visitor Attraction and Best Large Hotel and this year’s new edition, the Best Dog Friendly Business.

The Silver Award is one of the highest accolades for Excellence in Tourism in England which VisitEngland can bestow.  River Cottage HQ was presented with their Silver Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 8 March 2016 at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool.  

Commenting on the Award, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland said "We received hundreds of applications of an extremely high quality this year.  Winning a Silver is therefore a considerable achievement and one of the highest accolades for excellence in tourism which VisitEngland can bestow.  I warmly congratulate River Cottage HQ".  

River Cottage HQ received their award from Denis Wormwell - VisitEngland Board Member and Penelope, Viscountess Cobham - Chairman of VisitEngland.  

Speaking on behalf of River Cottage HQ, Business Director Lucy Lomas said “This is a fantastic achievement for River Cottage HQ, and it’s down to the hard work and dedication of everyone in the team that we are getting recognised at such a high level”