2017 Winners

2017 Winners & Highly Commended

PLACES TO STAY


BEST LARGE HOTEL

Highly Commended…

  • Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
  • Morgans Hotel
  • Mercure Swansea

And the winner is…

BEST RESTAURANT WITH ROOMS

(Looking at the accommodation, not the food)  

Highly Commended…

  • Afan Lodge
  • Fairyhill by Oldwalls

And the winner is…

BEST INN

Highly Commended…

  • The Fountain Inn, Pontarddulais

And the winner is…

BEST GUEST HOUSE OR B&B

Highly Commended…

  • Barn B&B
  • Brynawel Farm B&B
  • Fairways B&B
  • Gower Holiday Solutions

And the winner is…

BEST SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION

Highly Commended…

  • Pilton House Gower
  • Promenade View
  • River Tawe Holiday Apartment
  • Cartref Holidays
  • Tan Yr Eglwys Cottages

And the winners are…

BEST ACCOMMODATION AGENCY

Highly Commended…

  • Pitch My Tent
  • Scamperholidays

And the winner is…

BEST CARAVAN & CAMPSITE

Highly Commended…

  • Greenways of Gower
  • Kennexstone Camping & Touring Park
  • Pitton Cross Caravan & Camping Park

And the winner is…

TASTE OF SWANSEA BAY


BEST RESTAURANT

Highly Commended…

  • Britannia Inn
  • Patricks with Rooms
  • Slice
  • The Swigg

And the winner is…

BEST BISTRO

Highly Commended…

  • The Bay Bistro

And the winner is…

BEST PUB GRUB including GASTRO PUB FOOD

Highly Commended…

  • The Brit, Cwmavon
  • The King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston
  • The Rake and Riddle

And the winner is…

BEST CAFÉ

Highly Commended…

  • Bluebell Coffee and Kitchen
  • Coast Cafe
  • Cwm Ivy Tea Rooms
  • Dillys Kitchen
  • Three Cliffs Coffee Shop

And the winner is…

BEST PUB OR BAR

Highly Commended…

  • Britannia Inn, Gower
  • The Farmers Arms, Waunarlwydd
  • The King Arthur Hotel
  • The Rake and Riddle

And the winner is…

THINGS TO DO


BEST ACTIVITY PROVIDER

Highly Commended…

  • 360 Beach & Watersports
  • Call of the Wild – Adventure Britain
  • Clyne Farm Centre
  • Perriswood Archery and Falconry Centre

And the winner is…

BEST ATTRACTION

Highly Commended…

  • Dan Yr Ogof – National Showcaves Centre for Wales
  • Dylan Thomas Birthplace
  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
  • Gower Heritage Centre
  • National Trust Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall
  • National Waterfront Museum

And the winner is…

BEST FESTIVAL AND EVENT

Highly Commended…

  • Front Runner Events for Swansea Half Marathon
  • International Dylan Thomas Prize
  • Neath Food and Drink Festival

And the winners are…

BEST WEDDING EXPERIENCE

Highly Commended…

  • Ocean View Gower
  • Oxwich Bay Hotel
  • The King Arthur Hotel

And the winner is…

DEDICATION AND INSPIRATION


BEST NEW TOURISM BUSINESS

Highly Commended…

  • Gower Seafood Hut
  • Gower Tours
  • Limitless Trampoline Park
  • Swansea Footgolf
  • The Railway Thai Table

And the winner is…

BEST RENEWED TOURISM BUSINESS

Highly Commended…

  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
  • Mumbles Pier
  • Three Cliffs Coffee Shop, Pennard Stores & The Cliff Restaurant development

And the winner is…

BEST DOG FRIENDLY TOURISM BUSINESS

Highly Commended…

  • Craig Y Nos Castle
  • Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park

And the winner is…

BEST TOURISM AMBASSADOR – INDIVIDUAL

Our Highly Commended Tourism Ambassador is…

Lindsay Sleeman… for her dedication and can-do attitude in promoting the destination and welcoming visitors to Council venues and events

And the winning Tourism Ambassador is…

Suzanne Morrison… for promoting the destination to visitors with a range of disabilities and tirelessly working to make Swansea Bay accessible to all.

BEST TOURISM AMBASADORS – TEAM

Highly Commended…

  • Dylan’s Volunteer Hosts
  • National Trust Volunteers
  • Mumbles Forum & Traders

And the winner is…

This businesses staff & management team regularly attend travel & consumer shows promoting not only their own business but the destination… working with others… and encouraging them to attend…  

Co-ordinating packages for visitors and ensuring they have a great stay