Nominees for prestigious REYTAS 2018 have been announced - see if your favourites make the list

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 Feb 2018

The nominees for one of the region’s most prestigious awards have been announced, with organisers left “staggered” at the quality of entries.

The hotly-anticipated list for the 2018 Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs), revealed yesterday, features some of Hull and East Yorkshire’s finest attractions, restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, accommodation providers and tourism experiences.

Now in their ninth year and regarded as the tourism Oscars in our region, the REYTAs honour the brightest and best in this region's tourism industry and celebrate the enormous achievements of businesses across Hull and East Yorkshire.

The REYTAs celebrate the very best our the region's tourism and events

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire tourism manager, Andy Gray, said: “To shortlist down to 72 from approaching 200 applications has been really tough.

“The quality of the entries this year has been incredible. It highlights what a brilliant tourism offer we have for the visitor across Hull and East Yorkshire.

“We have some outstanding businesses and organisations on the shortlist which will make the mystery shoppers’ task very difficult in finding the winners. And there are many newcomers making it through to the finals for the first time, which shows just how vibrant the industry is.”

Read more: The winners from last year's event

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday, March 15, at Hull’s first four-star hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, which opened in Ferensway just before Christmas.

In total, finalists in 13 categories have been whittled down, with a 14th award, the Remarkable East Yorkshire Passion Award, being given on the night to the person considered to have made a significant contribution to tourism in the region.

Winners will also be eligible for shortlisting through to the Visit England Awards for Excellence.

Tickets for the 2018 REYTAs awards dinner are available to book via the VHEY website,

Here are the REYTAS finalists for 2018:

Remarkable Bed & Breakfast/Boutique Guest Accommodation

  • The Toll Cottage, Cottingham
  • Wolds Village, Bainton
  • Highfield Farm B&B, Southburn, near Driffield

Remarkable Business Tourism Award

  • Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
  • KCOM Stadium, Hull
  • Hallmark Hotel, Hull
  • Beverley Racecourse
  • Bridlington Spa
  • Bishop Burton College
  • Beyond Events, University of Hull

David Stubbins, of sponsors Classlane Media, presents the Remarkable Newcomer REYTA to Oly and Jennifer White of Butt Farm Caravan and Camping, Beverley

Remarkable Cuppa

  • Kavanaghs Cafe & Tea Rooms, Beverley
  • Riverhouse Coffee Co., Hull
  • T C Patisserie, Beverley
  • Lempicka Cafe, Beverley
  • Wolds Village, Bainton
  • Drewton’s Farm Shop & Restaurant, South Cave

Remarkable Holiday Park/Holiday Village

  • Thorpe Hall Caravan & Camping Site, Rudston
  • Sand le Mere Holiday Village, Tunstall
  • Patrington Haven Leisure Park
  • Far Grange Park & Golf Club, Skipsea
  • Butt Farm Caravan & Campsite, Beverley

Remarkable Hotel

  • Hallmark Hotel, Hull
  • Village Hotel, Hull
  • Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club, South Cave
  • Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
  • Holiday Inn, Hull Marina

CONTINENTAL BREAKS: Broadgate Farm Cottages has seen an upsurge in European visitors following a marketing campaign led by Vhey. Picture shows owners Elaine Robinson and Stephen Holtby receiving a REYTA Award for the region's best self catering provider.

Remarkable Newcomer

  • William’s Den, North Cave
  • Humber Street Distillery, Hull
  • The Pig & Whistle, Beverley
  • Hull Explorer
  • Hideout Hotel, Hull
  • The Cow Shed @ Fraisthorpe Beach

Remarkable Pub

  • Minerva Hotel, Hull
  • The Head of Steam, Hull
  • The Old House by Shoot The Bull, Hull
  • The Old Star, Kilham
  • Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield
  • The Lion and Key, Hull

Remarkable Restaurant

  • Tapasya, Hull
  • Tapasya@Marina, Hull
  • The Pig & Whistle, Beverley
  • 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, Hull
  • The Old House by Shoot The Bull, Hull
  • 1884 Dock Street Kitchen, Hull

Anthony Yates presenting the REYTA to Chrissy Fleming and Emily Kuhr-Jones of the Lion & Key 

Remarkable Self-Catering Provider/Property 

  • Nordham Cottages, North Cave
  • Broadgate Farm Cottages, Walkington
  • The Swallow’s Nest, Brandesburton
  • Kingfisher Lakes Glamping, Brandesburton
  • Corporation Farm Cottages, Tickton
  • Little Otchan Shepherd’s Hut, Halsham

Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire

  • White Rabbit Chocolatiers, Beverley
  • Field & Forage, Thornholme
  • Drewton’s Farm Shop & Restaurant, South Cave
  • Side Oven Bakery, Foston on the Wolds
  • Atom Brewing, Hull
  • Mr Moo’s Real Dairy Ice-Cream, Skipsea
  • Laurel Vines Vineyard and Winery, Aike

Remarkable Tourism Event (over 30,000 visitors a year)

  • Humber Street Sesh, Hull
  • Freedom Festival, Hull
  • Beverley Food Festival

Jim Harris (right), of sponsors St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, presents the Remarkable Restaurant REYTA to Matthew and Michele Barker of The Westwood Restaurant, Beverley

Remarkable Tourism Event (under 30,000 visitors a year)

  • The Big Malarkey, Hull
  • Hull Street Food Nights
  • Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
  • Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
  • Lambing Sunday, Bishop Burton College

Remarkable Visitor Attraction/Experience

  • Hull New Theatre
  • Hull Truck Theatre
  • Spurn National Nature Reserve
  • Hull Minster
  • Burton Constable Hall
  • Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park
  • Humber Street Gallery, Hull

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