BUSINESSES from East Lancashire scooped 11 awards at the county’s annual tourism award ceremony.
The winners of the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017 were announced at a glittering event held on Thursday evening in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Burnley businesses picked three awards including Bertram’s Restaurant which won the Taste Lancashire award.
Director Olivier Foucre said: “We have been after this award for over three years.
“We are delighted we have done it this year and a lot of effort has been put into this from the whole team.
“We do not think we have changed much but the word must be going around as we serve 70,000 customers a year.”
Burnley’s Crow Wood received the Guest Accommodation award while horse charity HAPPA, based at Shores Hey Farm, Briercliffe, picked up the Small Visitor Attraction award.
Browsholme Hall, in Clitheroe, picked up three awards, the Sustainable Tourism Award, Inclusive Tourism Award and Wedding Venue award.
Owner Amanda Parker said: “We were absolutely delighted with the three awards and the recognition.
“The restoration of the 18th century-listed Tithe Barn six years ago was the catalyst not only to create a unique wedding venue but also manage the whole rural business in a sustainable way. 
“We are committed to creating an attraction that is inclusive to all visitors which is challenging in a building that is 500 years old.”
The Spread Eagle, Sawley, won the dog friendly award while Whalley Warm and Dry received the Retail Experience award. The small tourism event award was handed to music festival Cloudspotting, in Slaidburn, and Potters Barn, Ribchester, received the Lancashire Cafe award.
Whitewell’s trial bike attraction Inch Perfect Trials won the visitor experience award and Tithe Barn in Clitheroe won a wedding venue award.
Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “We have so many talented individuals and teams.”

Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalists and Winners 2017 

Small Visitor Attraction Award*
Carnforth Station Heritage Centre 
HAPPA, Shores Hey Farm, Burnley - WINNER
Inside Spa, Nelson 
Mrs Dowsons Farm, Blackburn
Thornton Hall Country Park 
The Woodland Spa, Burnley

Large Visitor Attraction Award*
Blackpool Zoo
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston
East Lancashire Railway 
Farmer Ted's Adventure Park, Ormskirk
Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool
Viva Blackpool - WINNER

Dog Friendly Award*
The Aspinall Arms, Mitton
Park Leisure Ribble Valley 
Pendle Inn, Barley 
The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley - WINNER

Retail Experience Award
Freeport Fleetwood 
Leyland Market 
Whalley Warm & Dry - WINNER

Large Hotel Award*
Barton Grange Hotel, Preston 
Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, Preston
The Elgin Hotel, Blackpool
Lancaster House
The Midland, Morecambe - WINNER
The Spa Hotel, Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green

Business Tourism Provider Award*
Barton Grange Hotel, Preston 
Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, Preston
Lancaster House
Winter Gardens Blackpool - WINNER

Small Tourism Event Award 
Burnley Canal Festival 
Canal Fest at Botany Bay, Chorley 
Chorley Flower Show 
Cloudspotting, Slaidburn - WINNER
Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne
Lytham Hall Open Air Theatre 

Large Tourism Event Award
The Hobbit, The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
Lancashire Encounter, Preston
LightPool Festival, Blackpool - WINNER
Light Up Lancaster 
Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend 
The National Festival of Making, Blackburn
Vintage by the Sea, Morecambe

Lancashire Café/Tearoom Award
Alices Tearoom, Lytham St Annes
Countrystyle Kitchen, Lancaster
The Dearden Tea Rooms, Haslingden
The Mill, St Catherine's Park, Preston
Potters Barn, Ribchester - WINNER
The Village Tearoom at Wheelton 

Self-Catering Holiday Award*
Box Tree Farm Glamping, Kirkby Lonsdale
Breck Apartments, Poulton-le-Fylde
Moss Wood Caravan Park, Cockerham
Newton Hall Holiday Park, Blackpool - WINNER
Pine Lake by Diamond Resorts, Carnforth
Queens Mansions, Blackpool
Sunset Park Holiday Village, Poulton-le-Fylde

Visitor Experience Award
Blackpool Ghost Walks
Dining with Distinction at East Lancashire Railway
Farmaggedon, Ormskirk
Go Ape Rivington
Inch Perfect Trials, Whitewell - WINNER
The Woodland Spa, Burnley 

New Business Award
Ascent Trampoline Park, Blackpool - WINNER
Clip 'n Climb Preston 
Crafty Events, Leyland
Holmes Mill, Clitheroe  
Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms, Aughton
The Oxfordshire Hotel, Blackpool
The Rookery Roughlee

Wedding Venue Award 
Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston 
Beeston Manor, Hoghton 
Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn, Clitheroe - WINNER
Farington Lodge Hotel, Leyland
The Midland, Morecambe
Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green
The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley  

Taste Lancashire Award*
The Bay Horse Inn, Lancaster
Bertram’s Restaurant, Burnley - WINNER
Hipping Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale 
The Midland, Morecambe 
Olive Tree Brasserie, Preston
Twelve Restaurant & Lounge Bar, Thornton-Cleveleys
The Villa Wrea Green

Lancashire Pub/Inn Award*
The Bay Horse Inn, Lancaster
The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston - WINNER
The Clog and Billycock, Pleasington
Eagle and Child, Ramsbottom 
Freemasons at Wiswell 
The Millstone at Mellor 
The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley  

Lancashire Producers & Makers Award
Brindle Distillery, Chorley 
Choc Amor, Mawdesley
Dewlay Cheesemakers, Garstang - WINNER

Sustainable Tourism Award*
Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe - WINNER
Lancaster House
Moss Wood Caravan Park, Cockerham

Inclusive Tourism Award*
Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe - WINNER 
The Dearden Tea Rooms, Haslingden 
The Mill, St Catherine's Park, Preston 
Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool 

Culture & Heritage Award
Clitheroe Concerts Society
In-Situ, Brierfield
Lancashire Theatre Workshop/Ribcaged Productions, Clitheroe 

Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team
Winter Gardens Blackpool - WINNER

Guest Accommodation Award* 
Crow Wood, Burnley – WINNER
The Red Pump Inn, Clitheroe 

Small Hotel Award*
Farington Lodge Hotel, Leyland
Kings Hotel, Blackpool
The Villa Wrea Green - WINNER