TOURISM businesses across Yorkshire have been recognised at this year’s prestigious White Rose Awards.

The awards recognise the stars in Yorkshire’s tourism industry from arts and culture to events and attractions, accommodation, food and drink.

More than 1,000 people, including stars from Great British Bake Off, Yorkshire football and cricket, and record-breaking racing star Mark Johnston, attended the awards ceremony at the Harrogate Convention Centre to find out the winners of the 17 accolades.

Guests were also treated to performances from Mercury nominee Kate Rusby, the Yorkshire Regiment, Queen Margaret’s Performing Arts Choir and Huddersfield dance troop Scandalous Productions.

They also saw England football team manager Gareth Southgate be named an ‘Honorary Yorkshireman’ in recognition of his achievements with the England team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and his dedication to Yorkshire which has now been his home for almost 20 years.

Sir Gary Verity DL, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Every single winner and finalist this evening deserves huge congratulations, they are all stars of Yorkshire and the UK’s tourism industry and should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”

Full list of winners:

Arts and Culture Award: Leeds Playhouse

Business Tourism Award: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

Holiday Park of the Year: Vale of Pickering Caravan Park

Guest Accommodation of the Year: Cambridge House, Reeth

Inns and Restaurants with Rooms: Estbek House, Sandsend

Large Attraction of the Year: Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Large Hotel of the Year: The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

Outstanding Customer Service Award: Team York Maze

Producers and Makers Award: Tipple Tails, Sheffield

Pub of the Year: The Dunkirk, Denby Dale

Restaurant of the Year: Skosh, York

Self-catering Accommodation: Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley

Small Attraction of the Year: Grimm & Co, Rotherham

Small Hotel of the Year: Brocco on the Park, Sheffield

Taste of Yorkshire Award: Yummy Yorkshire, Denby Dale

Tourism Event of the Year: Bradford Literature Festival

Visitor Information Award: Aysgarth Falls Tourist Information Centre

Full Highly Commended list:

Arts & Culture Award: Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds; Settle Victoria Hall

Holiday Park of the Year: Swaledale Yurts, Keld

Guest Accommodation of the Year: Eighteen97, Goathland

Large Attraction of the Year: Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Halifax

Large Hotel of the Year: Gisborough Hall Hotel, Guisborough

Outstanding Customer Service Award: The Ellerby Country Inn

Producers and Makers Award: Haxby Bakehouse

Pub of the Year: The Railway Inn, New Ellerby

Self-catering: Accommodation: Grand Get-Togethers, Sherburn

Small Attraction of the Year: Middleton Railway Trust, Leeds

Small Hotel of the Year: Beck Hall, Malham

Taste of Yorkshire Award: Bert’s Barrow, Hillam