Businesses across East Lancashire will be praised at an awards ceremony, which will be held in Blackburn in February.

The Lancashire Tourism Awards will take place at King George’s Hall, on February 6.

The Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort in Burnley,  CDJ Restaurant in Darwen and King George’s Hall in Blackburn are just some of the local businesses that have been named as finalists for an award this year.

Last year's winners include The Whitehall Hotel and Distillery in Darwen, who won the resilience and innovation award, and Ribble Valley Retreat in Langho who won best camping, glamping and holiday park of the year.

Lancashire Telegraph: Winners of Lancashire Tourism Awards, which were announced in February 2023Winners of Lancashire Tourism Awards, which were announced in February 2023 (Image: Lancashire Tourism Awards)


Anna Izza, head of PR and communications for the Lancashire Tourism Awards, said: “The annual Lancashire Tourism Awards celebrate the importance of Lancashire’s £4.8billion visitor economy and the very many achievements and successes of tourism and leisure businesses all over the county. 

“Together, they provide an impressive choice of holidays, short breaks and experiences to over 64 million visitors a year, who choose to visit Lancashire.

“Every year our tourism award judges remark on the passion and creativity of the finalists and this year, with the addition of the new category of family owned/run business, the competition now also acknowledges those families that make a special contribution to Lancashire’s renowned hospitality and reputation for visitor service excellence.

“The competition this year has been very strong and each finalist should be very proud of making it this far.

“However, the wait is almost over and the winners of the Lancashire Tourism Awards for 2023 will soon be celebrating amongst their friends and colleagues, as they receive their coveted award at King George’s Hall. We wish them all the very best of luck.”

Tickets for the event are currently on sale. Prices start at £120 for non-Visit Lancashire partners. For Visit Lancashire partners prices start from £102 per ticket. They can be purchased from the Lancashire Tourism Awards website.

Ticket includes a drinks reception, three-course meal, entertainment and the winner announcements.

Full list of Lancashire Tourism Award 2023 finalists 

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism             

  • Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, Blackpool 
  • Brickhouse Farm Cottages, Hambleton 
  • Lancashire Outdoor Activities Initiative, Rivington 
  • The Estuary Riverside Chalets, Hambleton 
  • The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre, Brock 

Business Events Venue             

  • Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley 
  • Tickled Trout Hotel, South Ribble 
  • Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool 

Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park  

  • Hedgerow Luxury Glamping, Newsholme 
  • Pure Leisure Group, Lancaster 
  • The Secret Garden Glamping, Holland Moss, Skelmersdale 

Cultural Venue / Organisation             

  • Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn 
  • King George's Hall, Blackburn 
  • The Dukes, Lancaster 
  • The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, Rawtenstall 
  • Winter Gardens Blackpool, Blackpool 

Dog Friendly Business               

  • Holland Hall Hotel, Up Holland 
  • Tewitfield Marina, Tewitfield / Carnforth 
  • The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham               

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism  

  • Delta Hotels By Marriott Preston, Broughton 
  • Hedgerow Luxury Glamping, Newsholme 
  • Moss Wood Caravan Park, Cockerham 

Experience of the Year              

  • Black Knights Parachute Centre, Cockerham 
  • Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours, Blackpool  

Family Owned / Run Business              

  • Brickhouse Farm Cottages, Hambleton 
  • Fence Gate, Fence 
  • Elgin Hotel, Blackpool 
  • Frederick's Ice Cream Ltd, Heath Charnock / Chorley 
  • JAK Hanson Shopping Outlet, Wrightington 
  • Mill House Farm Pods, Cockerham 
  • Partington's Holiday Parks, Thornton-Cleveleys 

Hotel Wedding Venue               

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Preston, Broughton 
  • Foxfields Country Hotel, Billington 
  • Glendower Hotel, St Annes 
  • Holland Hall Hotel, Up Holland 
  • Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho 

Large Hotel 

  • Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Burnley 
  • Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool 
  • Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho 
  • The Glendower Hotel, St Annes 

New Tourism Business  

  • Assheton Arms, Downham 
  • Everything Retreat, Mellor 
  • Fell Urban Bistro, Longridge 
  • Mill Housse Farm Pods, Cockerham 
  • The Estuary Riverside Chalets, Hambleton 
  • The Hole in Wand Blackpool, Blackpool 
  • The Rum Fox, Grindleton 

Pub of the Year 

  • Fence Gate, Fence 
  • Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green 
  • The Pendle Inn – part of Daniel Thwaites, Barley 

Resilience & Innovation           

  • Blackpool Transport Service Ltd, Blackpool 
  • Holland Hall Hotel, Up Holland 
  • 3 Millstones Inn, West Bradford 

Self-Catering Accommodation  

  • Everything Retreat, Mellor 
  • Kays Farm Retreat, Chorley 
  • The Estuary Riverside Chalets, Hambleton 
  • The Stables at Hall Green Farm, Longton 

Lancashire Perfect Stay - Small Serviced Accommodation Provider 

  • Bella Vista Lodge, Blackpool 
  • Fence Gate Lodge, Fence 
  • The Lawrence Hotel, Padiham 
  • The Millstone, Mellor – part of Daniel Thwaites, Mellor 

Visitor Attraction 

  • Lancashire Police Museum, Lancaster 
  • The Hole in Wand Blackpool, Blackpool 
  • Windmill Animal Farm, Burscough 

Taste Lancashire Award           

  • CDJ Restaurant, Darwen 
  • Fell Urban Bistro, Longridge 
  • La Locanda, Gisburn 

Wedding Venue 

  • Eaves Hall, West Bradford 
  • West Tower Wedding Venue, Aughton 
  • Wyre Weddings - Mount Pavilion, Fleetwood