Tourism businesses from across the South West, including some of our Taste of the West members, have taken fifteen of the finalist places at this year’s national Visit England Awards. For the fifth year running, the South West has been the top English region, reinforcing its position as the country’s top quality tourism destination. A rigorous selection process, including the judging of a record 560 entries from across the South West, resulted in 135 finalists being announced. The awards will be handed out in London on 24 April.

Taste of the West members featured in the impressive list of finalists include The Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall; Dorset House in Lyme Regis, Dorset and The Anchor Inn in Bridport, Dorset.