HUNDREDS of companies came up top with a bronze, silver or gold crown at the annual Beautiful South Tourism Awards.

A total of 80 businesses in the South East were presented with trophies in recognition of their achievements over the last 18 months.

Amongst them included Marwell Wildlife for silver Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and gold for the Ethical, Responsible And Sustainable Tourism Award, Mayflower Theatre silver Access and Inclusivity Award, and Lorry Middleton Hovertravel for Gold Customer Service Award.

Mark Smith, Chairman of Tourism South East, said: "What a night. I was blown away by the sheer quality of the tourism businesses and experiences celebrating the trophies. Through some incredibly hard work, talent and determination, they have all achieved well deserved success and will be a great example to others. I am certain that they will inspire other businesses across the UK.

"I also want to recognise and thank the awards sponsors and voluntary judges who make the awards possible. Our headline sponsor, The Grand Brighton, pulled out all the stops to make the awards a very special end of year celebration. I am now looking forward to our winners taking on the rest of the country at the VisitEngland National awards.”

Here are this year's winners:

Access and Inclusivity Award


Gold - Wallops Wood Cottages, Droxford, Hampshire

Silver - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Hampshire

Silver - Winchester Science Centre, Winchester, Hampshire

Bronze - Wetwheels Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Business Events Venue of the Year


Gold - The Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex

Silver - Aviator, Farnborough, Hampshire

Bronze - Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Bronze - Solent Hotel and Spa, Fareham, Hampshire

Camping and Holiday Park of the Year


Gold - Stubcroft Farm Campsite, Chichester, West Sussex

Silver - Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Bronze - Sandy Balls Holiday Village, New Forest, Hampshire


Hoburne Bashley, New Forest, Hampshire

Hoburne Naish, New Forest, Hampshire

Customer Service Superstar Award


Gold - Lorry Middleton – Hovertravel, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Silver - Jenny Bettger, Harry Boulter, Lorna Holmes and Joanna Wiege – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, West Sussex

Silver - Jay Wood, Kim Baker, Mel Cowell and Kelly Shirodkar – The Gunwharf Quays Guest Services Team, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Bronze - Gary Falconer – Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa, Southampton, Hampshire

Bronze - Louise Moth – Solent Hotel & Spa, Fareham, Hampshire

Dog Friendly Business of the Year


Gold - The Best Log Cabin, Newdigate, Surrey

Silver - Shorefield Country Park, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award


Gold - Marwell Wildlife, Winchester, Hampshire

Silver - British Airways i360, Brighton, East Sussex

Bronze - Aviator, Farnborough, Hampshire

Bronze - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Hampshire

Experience of the Year


Gold - Brighton & Beyond Tours, Brighton, East Sussex

Silver - Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood, Hampshire

Bronze - Phileas Foggs World of Adventures, Brighton, East Sussex


Southampton Tourist Guide, Southampton, Hampshire

Large Hotel of the Year


Gold - The Goodwood Hotel, Chichester, West Sussex

Silver - Southampton Harbour Hotel, Southampton, Hampshire

Bronze - Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire


Best Western Chilworth Manor, Southampton, Hampshire

Burley Manor, New Forest, Hampshire

Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year


Gold - Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent

Silver - Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Silver - Marwell Wildlife, Winchester, Hampshire

Bronze - The D-Day Story, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Bronze - Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Pub of the Year


Gold - The Baskerville, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Silver - The Chaser Inn, Tonbridge, Kent

Bronze - The Running Horse Inn, Winchester, Hampshire

Bronze - The Shoe, Exton, Hampshire

Restaurant/Bistro of the Year


Gold - The Dining Room at Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Silver - The Terrace Restaurant, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Bronze - Bel & The Dragon Windsor, Windsor, Berkshire


Balmer Lawn Hotel Restaurant, New Forest, Hampshire

Ovation Restaurant, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Hampshire

Small Hotel of the Year


Gold - The Montagu Arms, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Silver - Hurley House Hotel, Hurley, Berkshire

Bronze - Hever Castle, Kent

Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year


Gold - SenSpa, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Silver - Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, Newbury, Berkshire

Bronze - Solent Hotel and Spa, Fareham, Hampshire

Bronze - Spa Illuminata Danesfield House, Marlow, Buckinghamshire


Eforea Spa at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Hampshire

Tourism Event/Festival of the Year


Gold - Beaulieu Supercar Weekend, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Silver - Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Silver - Experience Christmas at Kent Life, Maidstone, Kent

Bronze - Electric Woods at Robin Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight

Wedding Venue of the Year


Gold - Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Gold - Hever Castle and Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent

Silver - East Afton Farmhouse, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Bronze - Solent Hotel & Spa, Fareham, Hampshire