Major Boost For Tourism As Isles of Scilly Businesses Win Awards

Scilly's winners display their awards. Photo courtesy of Andrew O'Conner.

Scilly’s winners display their awards. Photo courtesy of Andrew O’Conner.

Two businesses from Scilly have won their categories at last night’s Cornwall Tourism Awards.

Both Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher and Juliet’s Garden on St Mary’s were deemed top in the region, winning ‘Best Small Hotel of the Year’ and ‘Café and Tearoom of the Year’, respectively at a ceremony in Newquay.

It means they’ll now go on to represent Cornwall and Scilly in the national Visit England awards.

And the islands’ two other entries also walked away with awards.

Tresco’s New Inn gained bronze for ‘Pub of the Year’ and St Martin’s Dive School achieved silver for ‘Tourism Activity, Sport and Experience Of The Year.’

It will be seen as a major success for the Islands’ Partnership, who had encouraged locals to enter this year’s awards.

Juliet’s Garden owner Juliet May said she’d never thought of going for the awards before, even though she’s been in business for over 30 years.

This year saw the largest number of entrants with nine Scilly applications being considered. In total there were 120 entries in all 17 award categories.



3 Responses to Major Boost For Tourism As Isles of Scilly Businesses Win Awards

  1. Pam & Mike (sticky bread) November 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Well done to all concerned. A worthy winner.

  2. Neil November 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Had a magnificent dinner at Juliet’s on our visit. Congratulations. Hell Bay was too modern for us so we skipped it; it just doesn’t belong there, but congrats to them as well.

  3. Jeff Eastick November 8, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations Juliet and well deserved by all the staff.