UK Heritage Awards

By 16th March 2018 News, The Pavilion No Comments

The Pavilion Tearoom, Stansted Park is delighted to announce that it was commended in the Great Places To Eat at the prestigious UK Heritage Awards 2018. The awards were handed out at an exclusive ceremony celebrating the best heritage experiences and places to stay in the UK, hosted at Goldsmith’s Hall in London on 6th March.

The UK Heritage Awards are arranged by the UK’s leading heritage, tourism and destination marketing company, Visit Heritage, publisher of best-selling heritage guide Hudson’s and the UK’s independent hotel guide, Signpost.

This year’s awards were handed out across thirteen categories; nine UK Heritage Awards and four hotel awards recognized by Signpost.

The judging panel was lead by Norman Hudson OBE, Chairman of the Judges, and included country house consultant Simon Foster, author and TV presenter Lucinda Lambton, architectural writer and author Jeremy Musson, tourism consultant Ken Robinson CBE, writer and art historian Helen Rosslyn and Director of Visit Heritage Paul Bridle.

The Pavilion Tearoom is a traditional Tearoom within the Walled Gardens of Stansted Park, Hampshire. The Pavilion Tearoom is recognized by the judges for being a prime example of a local business that is in the heart of the local community.

“We are so proud of the wonderful staff and local suppliers we have at The Pavilion and are overwhelmed by being commended for such a prestigious award. We are a tight-knit, independent family business that keep our simple menu fresh, local and tasty throughout the year.”

The awards were judged across nine categories, with winners and commended properties as follows:

Family Day Out
Winner:                       Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
Commended:               Llanfaiach Fawr Manor, South Wales

Great Places to Eat
Winner:                       Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
Commended:               Pavilion Tearoom, Stansted Park, Hampshire

Shopping Experience
Winner:                       The Queen’s Gallery, London

Wonderful Places to Stay
Winner:                       The Victoria at Holkham, Norfolk
Commended:               Head Gardeners’ Cottage, Floors Castle, Borders

Best Event/Exhibition
Winner:                       The International Autojumble at Beaulieu, Hampshire
Commended:               Whitby Abbey – English Heritage – North Yorkshire
Commended:               Houghton Hall, Norfolk

Best Wedding Venue
Winner:                       Myres Castle, Fife
Commended:               Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire

Contribution to Heritage
Winner:                      English Heritage and Google Arts & Culture
Commended:               Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Judges Recognition:     English Heritage – Portchester Castle, Hampshire

Hidden Gem
Winner:                       The Charterhouse, London
Commended:               Bridge End Gardens, Suffolk

Best Loos
Winner:                       Hampton Court Palace, Richmond

Great Places to Stay
Winner                        Plantation House Hotel
Commended                Drakes Hotel

Outstanding Customer Experience
Winner                        Old Rectory Norwich
Commended                Lastingham Grange
Commended                Castle House

Gourmet Delight
Winner                        Gilpin Hotel and Lake House
Commended                Blackaddie Country House Hotel
Commended                Y Talbot

Must Visit
Winner                        Milsoms Maison Talbooth
Commended                Washingborough Hall
Commended                Northcote Manor