The Shibden Mill Inn takes Bronze at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

A West Yorkshire Inn is celebrating after winning a Bronze Award in the Pub of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards.

Simon Heaton, Shibden Mill Inn’s ownerThe Shibden Mill Inn received the accolade– which recognises excellence across the industry, at a ceremony held during English Tourism Week in which 16 winners including Best Tourism Experience, Best Visitor Attraction and Best Large Hotel and this year’s new edition, the Best Dog Friendly Business were announced.

The Bronze Award is a great achievement and follows hot on the heels of the Inns most successful year in 2015 where they picked up a host of awards including Great British Pub of the Year, the nation’s Best Freehouse and Yorkshire Pub of the Year.

Commenting on the Award, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland said “We received hundreds of applications this year of an extremely high standard. Winning a Bronze Award is a considerable achievement, especially against such tough competition. Shibden Mill Inn is now ranked as one of the top three businesses in their category for excellence in England and I warmly congratulate them on this achievement”.

The Inn’s eleven individually styled guest rooms provide luxurious 5 Star Inn accommodation and attract visitors from far and wide.  Their award winning retaurant offers local produce sourced from around the Shibden valley and wider region to create an ever-changing menu of fabulous seasonal dishes, each with a unique Shibden twist

Commenting on the accolade, Shibden Mill Inn’s owner Simon Heaton said: “We pride ourselves on being a fine ‘local’ for those living in and around the Shibden Valley and also a hidden gem with a national reputation for warm Yorkshire hospitality and great food and drink that celebrates the diversity of the region. Winning such a prestigious, nationally recognised award means a great deal and has only been achieved through the hard work and dedication of the entire team here at Shibden Mill Inn.”

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