Top recognition for guest house

The Taste of England Award  is presented to Martineau Guest House by Ivor Stolliday from Visit County Durham and BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Alfie Joey at the North East England Tourism Awards 2015. Picture by North News & Pictures.
The Taste of England Award is presented to Martineau Guest House by Ivor Stolliday from Visit County Durham and BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Alfie Joey at the North East England Tourism Awards 2015. Picture by North News & Pictures.

A host of venues are celebrating recognition at the region’s illustrious tourism awards.

Martineau Guest House, in Tynemouth, was one of the big winners at the North East Tourism Awards 2015 by picking up gold in the Taste of England award.

And they enjoyed further success on the night, taking home a bronze in the Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year award.

Elsewhere, North Shields Tourist Information Centre won silver in the Visitor Information Provider of the Year Award

The Staith House, in North Shields, earned bronze in the Tourism Pub of the Year Award while the Village Urban Resort was highly commended in the Large Hotel of the Year Award.

Sarah Stewart, chief executive at destination management and marketing organisation NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “Huge congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”

“It has been another outstanding year for entries with a high standard of entrants across the board.”

James Berresford, chief executive of VisitEngland, said: “Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners. I wish them the very best in competing for our VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2016.”

Winners at the regional awards have the chance to showcase their business and the north east on the national stage at the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2016.