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Shakespeare's England members win big at West Midlands Tourism Awards

Top tourist attractions across Coventry and Warwickshire have been congratulated after being recognised in an industry award scheme.

Shakespeare’s England, the destination management organisation for South Warwickshire, saw a whole host of their members being honoured at the West Midlands Tourism Awards.

Shakespeare's England members win big at West Midlands Tourism Awards

This is the first year that the awards have taken place and were organised by West Midlands Growth Company and Reach, with support from Visit England, West Midlands Combined Authority and Shakespeare's England.

A special ceremony was hosted in the University of Birmingham’s Great Hall and saw Shakespeare’s England Members scoop Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.

A round-up of all the Shakespeare’s England members who won awards are:

Large Hotel of the Year

Gold - Coombe Abbey

Bronze - Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa

International Tourism

Gold - Shakespeare's Birthplace

Silver - Go Cotswolds

New Tourism Business Award

Gold - Shakespeare Distillery

Silver - Hotel Indigo Stratford-upon-Avon

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

Gold - Royal Shakespeare Company

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Gold - FarGo Village

Silver - Shakespeare Schoolroom & Guildhall

Pub of the Year

Gold - The Howard Arms

Silver - The Millstone Hare

Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award

Silver - Royal Shakespeare Company

B&B/Guesthouse of the Year

Silver – Avonlea

Experience of the Year

Silver - Royal Shakespeare Company

Small Hotel of the Year

Silver - Baraset Barn, Lovely Pubs

Business Events Venue of the Year

Bronze - Coombe Abbey

Helen Peters, CEO of Shakespeare’s England, said: “We want to say a huge congratulations to all of the winners, the awards were very well deserved and it was fantastic to see so many of our members being recognised in this way.

“This is the first year that the West Midlands Tourism Awards have been held and it was such a huge success. We were very proud to have been part of the event and compliment WMGC and Reach for all the hard work that went into it.

“It is extremely important that we recognise tourism in the region and this has been the perfect way to do it. Here’s to the West Midlands Tourism Awards running for many years to come.”

For further information about Shakespeare’s England and its members visit


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