AN HISTORIC hotel near Pershore has scooped two major awards in the prestigious VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2014.
Eckington Manor is already on the map for its internationally renowned cookery school but is also being recognised for its outstanding food and accommodation.
At the glittering VisitEngland awards ceremony, Eckington Manor was named as the silver medal winner in the Bed and
Breakfast/Guest Accommodation category and the bronze medal winner in the Taste of England section.
Judy Gardner, founder and owner of Eckington Manor, said the awards were a tribute to the vision and hard work of the entire team.
“To be in the top three nationally in two separate categories at this prestigious event is a real honour and a wonderful recognition of everyone’s hard work.” she said.
“We have invested a great deal in developing our 260 acre farm to supply the freshest and very best meat and produce possible for our restaurant; and we have also spent a great deal of effort in refurbishing our accommodation.
“Now, with its silk wallpaper, antler chandeliers, restored antique furniture and host of individual and special features, our overnight accommodation offers unique levels of style and comfort.” James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive, said: “We received hundreds of applications this year of an extremely high standard.
“Winning an award is a considerable achievement, especially against such tough competition. “Eckington Manor is now ranked as one of the top three businesses in England for excellence in two key categories and I warmly congratulate them on this achievement”.