RYEDALE tourism struck gold at the annual Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards on Monday night.

The winners for 2020 were unveiled during a virtual ceremony with hotels, restaurants, pubs and experiences across the county recognised.

Bronze, silver and gold honours were awarded in each of the 17 categories throughout the evening which is usually the biggest tourism awards ceremony in the UK.

Among the winners were High Oaks Grange near Pickering which won the Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year gold award, while the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism gold award went to the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley.

Brickfields Farm, Kirkbymoorside, won gold in the B&B and Guest House of the Year with Orchard Lodge, Scarborough, taking silver and Cawthorne House, Pickering, winning bronze.

In Self-catering Accommodation of the Year category, gold went to Grand Get-Togethers, Malton and silver to High Oaks Grange, Pickering.

The gold Arts & Culture Award went to The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, while Hallowscream at York Maze won the gold Tourism Event Award.

This year’s awards relate to the 12 months between April, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

Hosts Natalie Anderson and Rich Williams presented 17 awards to 16 top Yorkshire businesses and organisations in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s chief executive James Mason said: “2020 hasn’t been the year any of us expected, but we are completely committed to celebrating the vast tourism talent we have here in Yorkshire.”

“I’m so proud that despite the lockdown we’ve still been able to put these awards on to celebrate all our fantastic tourism businesses, albeit virtually. Never has our sector been more deserving of some cheerleading and recognition.

“The biggest of congratulations to all our White Rose Award winners, to everyone who got a silver or bronze award and indeed to every single finalist.

“I know how incredibly challenging this year has been, but the grit and determination to keep going is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. The sheer quality and diversity we’ve seen tonight is all the proof we need of how ready Yorkshire is to welcome tourists back safely when we can.”

The event also raised money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.




Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award


GOLD Cottage in the Dales, Leyburn



BRONZE Leeds Playhouse







Arts & Culture Award


GOLD The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough


SILVER Harewood House Trust

BRONZE Selby District Council (Selby 950)



B&B and Guest House of the Year


GOLD Brickfields Farm, Kirkbymoorside


SILVER Orchard Lodge, Scarborough

BRONZE Cawthorne House, Pickering



Business Events Venue of the Year


GOLD The Grand, York


SILVER Lakeside Conference Centre (part of York Biotech Campus)

BRONZE Mercure Barnsley Tankersley Manor



Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year


GOLD High Oaks Grange, Pickering


SILVER Brompton Lakes, Richmond

BRONZE Catgill Farm - Camping and Luxury Glamping, Bolton Abbey



Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award


GOLD National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley


SILVER The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

BRONZE Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton



Experience of the Year


GOLD Hotham's Gin School and Distillery


SILVER Leeds Cookery School

BRONZE The Bloody Tour of York



Large Hotel of the Year


GOLD Grantley Hall, Ripon


SILVER The Yorkshire Hotel

BRONZE The Grand, York







Large Visitor Attraction of the Year


GOLD Harewood House Trust


SILVER Wensleydale Creamery

BRONZE Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley



New Tourism Business Award


GOLD Grantley Hall, Ripon


SILVER Waleswood Caravan and Camping Park at Rother Valley Country Park

BRONZE The Private Hill, Acklam



Producers and Makers Award


GOLD Rounton Coffee Roasters, Northallerton


SILVER Bullion Chocolate, Sheffield

BRONZE The Candied Peel Cake Co, Leeds



Pub of the Year


GOLD The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub, Skipwith


SILVER The Millers Bar, Brighouse

BRONZE The Clarendon Country pub with rooms, Hebden



Self-catering Accommodation of the Year


GOLD Grand Get-Togethers, Malton


SILVER High Oaks Grange, Pickering

BRONZE Holly House Farm, Hudswell



Small Hotel of the Year


GOLD Grays Court Hotel in York


SILVER Galtres Lodge Hotel, York

BRONZE The Devonshire Fell, Burnsall



Small Visitor Attraction of the Year


GOLD Bradford Cathedral


SILVER Mother Shipton's, Knaresborough

BRONZE Studfold Adventure Trail, Lofthouse







Taste of England – Casual Dining Award


GOLD The Rattle Owl, York


SILVER Wensleydale Creamery

BRONZE Forest, York



Tourism Event Award


GOLD Hallowscream at York Maze


SILVER Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

BRONZE Banana Kick & LeedsBID – The Leeds Jurassic Trail