All winners of the 2015 Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

2015 Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards

The awards aim to recognise the visionary spirit of hospitality and tourism champions throughout Essex and reward their supreme efforts. The most deserving hospitality and tourism professionals and companies in Essex who exemplify excellence are being identified and rewarded each year. Winners of the tourism categories will go forward to represent Essex in the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

We are delighted to present the 2015 winners, congratulate all finalists and wish everybody a good season. 

...and the winners are:

The winner is Rachel Thomas. Mark Starte from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre receiving the award on behalf of Rachel.
Picture of the team at the Pipe of Port.

The Pipe of Port, Southend

Picture of the team at Barleylands.

Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village

Picture of the team at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Gold & Spa.

Stoke By Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa

Picture of the team at Topsail Charter
Topsail Charters, Maldon
Picture of the team at Colchester Zoo
Colchester Zoo
Picture of the events team.
The 3foot People Festival, Chelmsford
The team at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa.

Winner of the Best B & B: Suenos Guesthouse.

Suenos Guest House, Southend-on-Sea

Winner of the Best Self Catering: Wakes Hall Lodges.
Wakes Hall Lodges, Wakes Colne, Colchester
Picture of the team at the Rose and Crown.

Rose and Crown, Stansted Mountfitchet

Winner of the Best Gastro Pub: The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe
The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe
Winner of the Best Family Friendly Restaurant: Tutti Grille

Tutti Grille, Braintree

Winner of the Best Newcomer Restaurant: The New London.

The New London, Chelmsford

Winner of the Best Fine Dining Restaurant: The White Hart

The White Hart, Great Yeldham

Picture of Francesca Robinson.
Francesca Robinson, Mayflower High School Billericay.
Picture of Dan Philips
Dan Phillips, The New London, Chelmsford
Elli Constantatou, Visit Essex

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Picture of the iconic Firstsite building at night.
Discover Essex’s creative spaces. They come in all shapes and sizes and are crammed with artistic treasures, from international names to emerging local artists.
Picture of a sunset over the The Naze waters with some rocks protruding from the water.

Explore our 350 miles of coastline, the longest shoreline of any county in England, a place of surprising wild beauty, rich in wildlife and sprinkled with history and hidden cultural gems.

Essex’s history has been shaped by a wide variety of cultures. Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans – all left their mark. Echoes of their influence can still be seen today.
Picture of a cow at the edge of the River Stour and drinking water.
A scenic patchwork of rich farmland speckled with pastelwashed villages of thatch and timber, the views interrupted by mighty oaks and ashes presided over by the hurrying skies.