VisitEngland has revealed the 100 winners of this year’s ROSE Award – with 19 coming from the East of England.
The ROSE (Recognition Of Service Excellence) Awards recognise the accommodation providers across England who provide visitors with the warmest of welcomes. They celebrate the establishments, irrespective of their star rating, style or type of accommodation, where the owners, management and employees provide outstanding experiences for their customers.
The awards are now in their sixth year after being paused in 2020 and 2021.
VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said: ‘It is great to see the ROSE Awards back as we celebrate and congratulate accommodation businesses across England excelling at customer service and creating stand-out experiences that keep visitors coming back time-after-time.’
The ROSE Award winners were nominated by VisitEngland’s quality scheme assessors and selected from assessor comments and online feedback from overseas and domestic visitors.
ROSE Award recipients can advertise their accolade as long as they remain within the VisitEngland quality scheme.
The VisitEngland ROSE Awards 2022 were presented at an afternoon tea event on Thursday 5 May at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.
Tourism is the East of England’s largest industry, supporting tens of thousands of businesses, employing about 250,000 people and, in 2019, generating over £10 billion for the visitor economy.
East of England winners
• Barley Cottage, Burnham Market (Self-catering)
• Barn Owl Barn, Bury St Edmunds (Self-catering)
• Bruisyard Hall, Bruisyard (Self-catering)
• Buffs Old Barn @ Woodside Barn Cottages, Friston (Self-catering)
• Carricks at Castle Farm, Dereham (Guest Accommodation)
• Clippesby Hall, Clippesby (Holiday Park)
• Decoy Barn, Fritton (Guest Accommodation)
• Drake Cottage, Saffron Walden (Self-catering)
• Harness Cottage, Creeting St Mary (Self-catering)
• Madingley Hall, Madingley (Campus)
• Old Drift House, Kersey (Self-catering)
• Rectory Manor, Great Waldingfield (Guest Accommodation)
• Sparks Barn, Lower Bodham (Self-catering)
• Squirrel View Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Norwich (Guest Accommodation)
• The Bird in Hand, Wreningham (Guest Accommodation)
• The Boathouse, Wayford (Self-catering)
• The Buttery, Pockthorpe (Self-catering)
• The Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness (Guest Accommodation)
• The Granary Barn, Stonham (Self-catering)