Awards are coming in thick and fast in the Dean Wye, here are some of the more recent.
Speech House Hotel has won “The Best Forest of Dean Wedding Venue and Hotel” and also an “Excellence Award for Hospitality Guest Services” in the 2018 Welsh Enterprise Awards. Owner Peter Hands said “ We were both delighted and surprised to be informed we had been nominated and then won the category. It is very special because the nomination was made and endorsed by guests without our knowledge. Gill and I added our new function facility, the Edwin Tauber Suite which makes us the premier wedding venue in the Royal Forest of Dean and it is reassuring to know that what we are doing is appreciated by our guests.”
Also winning in the 2019 Welsh Enterprise Awards was Monmouthshire Cottages winning “Most Stylish Accommodation 2018 – Monmouthshire”. Owner Fiona Wilton said “We are a small family run businesses offering high quality personal attention for our guests’ needs. We are delighted to win our category and delighted to see Speech House, also a member of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism doing well too. Our border region is really very special.”
Meanwhile Hillside Brewery won the Rural Business Awards for the “Best Drinks Producer”. Brewer Paul Williamson said “We have a fantastic team and we love what we do. Here’s to beer!”
It looks like 2018 could be a bumper year for Dean Wye awards – watch this space….