VisitEngland, the national tourist board, has announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2018 with ESL Member The Riverside at Aymestrey named as a finalist. The winners of this prestigious accolade will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Monday 23 April at Bath Assembly Rooms.
Set in the picturesque village of Aymestry, near the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, The Riverside Inn’s pretty black and white premises has it all. An award-winning restaurant, wonderful walks, a nature-lovers haven and of course, well-appointed rooms.
Working collaboratively with industry, VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence celebrate the best in English tourism.
The Riverside at Aymestrey announced as a finalist today, represents one of the three finalists in the Best Tourism Pub category. All finalists must wait until the Awards ceremony to discover whether they have achieved Gold, Silver or Bronze placings.
VisitEngland Chief Executive Sally Balcombe said:
“These awards are a celebration of our thriving tourism industry. They highlight the people and the organisations that deliver amazing experiences for visitors, raising the profile of England as a world-class destination.
“The finalists have shown themselves to be of the highest calibre, using their talent and innovation to deliver excellence. The hundreds of applications this year reflect the quality products across our tourism landscape and I warmly congratulate all the finalists and wish them the very best of luck.”
Speaking on behalf of The Riverside at Aymestrey, Andy Link said
“Its a great honour for all of the team here who work so hard to create an enjoyable experience where people can visit and enjoy the region. We are so passionate in showcasing what an amazing place our beautiful part of Herefordshire is, from the artisan food and drink producers to the art, heritage, history and walking. To be a finalist in Best Tourism Pub, in an area where tourism is so vital is a really special achievement for all of us”