Hotel of the year

We're delighted to announce we've beaten hundreds of contenders from across the country to be shortlisted for the Small Hotel of the Year award in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013!

This comes just a month after we were presented with a Judges’ Award for Outstanding Service, along with a Judges’ Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Food and Drink for head chef David McLaughlin, in the Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards.

General manager Andrew McPherson says: “We are all absolutely thrilled. This is a major award and being shortlisted alone is a great accomplishment as it shows we are achieving the high standards we aim for. We have a wonderful team at Holbeck Ghyll and I think the key to our success is in the pride every one of my staff takes in their work. It’s a special place and people like spending time here.”

James Berresford, VisitEngland’s chief executive, adds: “We received 320 applications and the quality of submissions was higher than ever. It is therefore no small achievement for Holbeck Ghyll to become a finalist and justifiably take credit and pride in earning a coveted place in the top five in their category in England. I wish everyone all the best for the final in May.”

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in Manchester on May 20. Wish us luck!