Star Castle Hotel Recognised In Tourism Awards
The Star Castle Hotel has been recognised for the quality of their food.
The hotel won bronze in the ‘Taste of the South West’ section of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, held at the Eden project last Friday.
They were beaten by two Michelin starred restaurants, Nathan Outlaw and Riverford Organics, both household names in the UK.
Hotel manager Zoe Parry said, “We are thrilled to have won bronze in the awards. At a time when tourism on Scilly needs a boost it’s certainly great to be able to say we are officially in the top three places to dine in the southwest.”
The hotel sources much of its food from the islands and the immediate area on the mainland. It has its own kitchen garden at Carn Friars farm, as well as an herb garden in the hotel grounds.
Zoe says the hotel has already been selected to represent the region at the national Taste of Britain awards, to be held in May.
Over 300 entries were considered for the awards, from as far away as Wiltshire and the Cotswolds.
All entrants underwent a rigorous short-listing process with the finalists being visited by a team of mystery inspectors.