The Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse are among the winners announced at the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards revealed at a ceremony in Kendal on Thursday 7th July 2011.
Hundreds of tourism professionals and businesses from around the county gathered at the event. Host for the evening was ITV's ‘Loose Woman' Rachel Agnew who announced the winners and entertained the audience.
The Wild Boar won Guest Accommodation of the Year 2011. Andy Lemm, General Manger at The Wild Boar, said: “We are delighted to receive this award. The Wild Boar team is committed to providing a guest experience as individual as the guests themselves. In only our second year of being established as a four star Inn, it is an honour to be named Guest Accommodation of the Year 2011. ”
Fourteen coveted prizes and two commendations were awarded, recognising the exceptional standards of quality and excellence on offer at tourism businesses across the length and breadth of the county.
Ian Stephens, Managing Director for Cumbria Tourism, said: “The winners at the 2011 Cumbria Tourism Awards are powerful ambassadors for Cumbria’s tourism industry and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.”
Waterhead, English Lakes 4 star property on the shore of Lake Windermere, Ambleside was also highly commended on the evening as Small Hotel of the year 2011.
In April we announced our new Individual Rooms where Waterhead became the first hotel in the Lake District to give its guests the opportunity to personalise their rooms.
Following a public vote, today we have an addition to our individual room collection chosen by you. Before now we have simply referred to it as “Modern Teapot” which received over 150 votes in our Facebook competition.
The new addition is an Alessi Tea pot designed by Michael Graves which adds a contemporary look to the much used and loved tea pot. On our Facebook page Kara Harris described it as “a very classy modern piece, which speaks for itself” and Suzie Dickens says “It reflects clean lines and clean living, just like the fresh open air in the Lakes.”
We could only have one winner and unfortunately our quirky “Post Office Teapot” described by Jen Lambert as “kitsch and fabulous” lost the battle. Our Bathtub and Rubber Duck Tea Pot retains its quirky crown in the collection.
We are pleased to announce that Emma Mays was randomly selected as the winner of a stay in one of our new individual rooms at Waterhead.