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The applications have been whittled down by judges and here are the 2018 finalists:

2018 Kent Tourism Awards Categories



1)      Rest your Head Award

  • Hever Castle B&B
  • Leeds Castle B&B
  • Woolpack Inn, Warehorne


Small Accommodation Provider of the Year (includes B&B's, Self-Catering, Boutique/ Guest Accommodation, Glamping and Camping)

2)      Taste and Tell Award- Sponsored by Quinn Estates

  • The Parade Room at One Pound Lane
  • The Dog at Wingham
  • Macknade Fine Foods

Taste of England Award (includes restaurants, cafes, street food, and food markets)

3)      Big Sleep Award- Sponsored by Sleeping Giant

  • Ashford International Hotel
  • Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells
  • Hempstead House Hotel & Spa


Large Accommodation Provider of the Year (includes hotels and large holiday parks)

4)      Big Day Out Award- Sponsored by Brachers

  • Hever Castle
  • Wingham Wildlife Park
  • Turner Contemporary 


Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

5)      Hidden Gem Award- Sponsored by Southeastern

  • Chapel Down Winery
  • Copper Rivet Distillery
  • Solley's Ice Cream Parlour


Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

6)      Raising the Bar Award

  • The Dog at Wingham 
  • The Ravengate Arms
  • The Minnis Bay Bar and Brasserie


Tourism Pub of the Year

7)      Lasting Impression Award- Sponsored by Pillory Barn

  •  Dreamland Margate
  • City Sound Project, Canterbury
  • Canterbury Medieval Pageant, Canterbury BID


Ultimate Tourism Experience of the Year (to include events, festivals, shopping, art/culture. PLEASE NOTE: this award does not currently get to be profiles at the national award scheme from VisitEngland.


Vote for your favourite and get a chance to win a prize worth up to £300:

Cast your votes to be entered in a prize draw for your chance to win up to six days out at a range of Kent attractions, worth up to £300.

The public voting is open until 4th November. Vote now!

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