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Date: 05/04/2018

After its success at Visit Herefordshire’s Tourism Awards for Excellence, The Riverside at Aymestrey has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018.

The national tourist board has revealed the shortlisted businesses ahead of the awards ceremony on Monday 23 April at Bath Assembly Rooms. The awards celebrate the very best in English tourism.

The Riverside at Aymestrey represents one of the three finalists in the Best Tourism Pub category. All finalists must wait until the awards ceremony to discover whether they have achieved a Gold, Silver or Bronze placing.
Speaking of the awards, Sally Balcombe, Chief Executive at VisitEngland, said: “These awards are a celebration of our thriving tourism industry. They highlight the people and the organisations that deliver amazing experiences for visitors, raising the profile of England as a world-class destination.

“The finalists have shown themselves to be of the highest calibre, using their talent and innovation to deliver excellence. The hundreds of applications this year reflect the quality products across our tourism landscape and I warmly congratulate all the finalists and wish them the very best of luck.”

Speaking on behalf of The Riverside at Aymestrey, Andy Link said "It’s a great honour for all of the team here who work so hard to create an enjoyable experience where people can visit and enjoy the region. We are so passionate in showcasing what an amazing place our beautiful part of Herefordshire is, from the artisan food and drink producers to the art, heritage, history and walking. To be a finalist in Best Tourism Pub, in an area where tourism is so vital is a really special achievement for all of us."