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Destination Wrexham team hold 3rd annual awards to celebrate continued industry growth!

The 3rd annual Wrexham County Borough tourism awards return in March, with a prestigious ceremony to celebrate the continued growth in the local industry being staged at Chirk Castle on 23rd March!

Over 60 local tourism businesses put themselves forward for the awards and a shortlist has now been drawn up based on the quality of service and impact which they have each made on the local tourism industry over the last year.

We caught up with Joe Bickerton, Destination Manager at Wrexham Council to ask about the vital role these businesses (and events) play in boosting the economy of Wrexham.  Joe said; "As much as we can shout about how our County Borough is a great place to visit for leisure and business - we rely heavily on the service and welcome that our businesses provide,  From the greeting in the cab from the station through to the goodbye when checking out of a local hotel - we want visitors to remember Wrexham for the right reasons and fortunately that is what's continually happening."  


Destination Wrexham Chair - Pete McGivern from the Bridge End Inn Ruabon added; "The County Borough is growing each year in terms of new visitors staying & spending - we still have challenges, but there's a massive network in place now through things like the tourism ambassador scheme which is helping.  2017 promises another strong year of growth and these awards will just further help the awareness of Wrexham as a place with real quality in abundance."

2017 Awards Shortlist

Best Large Accommodation Provider

(sponsored by Apollo Taxis, Wrexham)

  • The Mulberry Inn

  • The Ramada Plaza

  • The Holt Lodge Hotel

  • Rossett Hall Hotel

  • The Premier Inn Wrexham Town Centre

  • The Premier Inn (Wrexham North)

Best Small Accommodation Provider 

  • The Buck House Hotel

  • Willington Lodge

  • Worthenbury Manor B&B

Best Self-Catering Provider

  • Chirk Bunkhouse

  • The Plassey Holiday Park

Best Visitor Attraction

(sponsored by Apollo Taxis, Wrexham)

  • The Boathouse Chirk (TNR Coaching)

  • Techniquest Glyndwr

  • Erddig

  • Chirk Castle

  • Wrexham Town Trails

  • Bangor on Dee Racecourse

Best Restaurant

  • The Lemon Tree, Wrexham

  • Rafters at Holt Lodge

  • The Hand Llanarmon

  • The Royal Oak, Bangor on Dee

Best Cafe / Tea Room

  • King Street Coffee

  • Emz Cakes, Wrexham

  • Caffi Cwtch (Nightingale House)

  • La Baguette, Wrexham

  • The Diner, Queensway

Best Pub / Brewery

  • The Bridge End Inn, Ruabon

  • The Fat Boar, Wrexham

  • The Tyn Y Capel, Minera

  • The Buck House, Bangor on Dee

  • The Alyn, Rossett

Award for Sourcing Local Produce

  • Worthenbury Manor B&B

  • The Lemon Tree, Wrexham

  • The Boathouse, Chirk

  • La Baguette, Wrexham

  • Lewis Farm Shop, Eyton

Award for best use of Social Media

  • Techniquest Glyndwr

  • King Street Coffee

  • Premier Inn Wrexham

  • The Ramada Plaza Wrexham

  • The Lemon Tree, Wrexham

  • Bangor on Dee Racecourse

  • Erddig

Tourism Rising Star Award

  • Emily Jones (Emz Cakes, Wrexham)

  • Peta Hearn (Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Visitor Centre)

  • Lynn McLaughlin (Rossett Hall Hotel)

  • Wendy Edward & Louise Owen (Tyn Y Capel, Minera)

  • Amelia Davies (Royal Oak, Bangor on Dee)

  • Becca Peirce (The Alyn, Rossett)

  • Sasha Jennings (Holt Lodge Hotel)

  • Harriet Cade (Erddig)

Wrexham Town Centre Customer Service Award

  • The Bank Bistro & Wine Bar

  • Apollo Taxi's

  • King Street Coffee

  • The Fat Boar, Wrexham

  • M E Evans Butchers

Best Large Event

  • Wales Comic Con

  • Underneath the Arches

  • Stereophonics & Catfish & the Bottlemen

  • FOCUS Wales

  • Wrexham Food & Drink Festival

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Erddig)

Best Small Event

  • The Bridge End Inn Beer Festival

  • Up Hill Down Dale Trail Running

  • Techniquest Glyndwr (Engineering fun days)

  • Wrexham Street Festival

  • Victorian Christmas Market

  • Little Mountain Country Music (Tyn Y Capel)

Outstanding Achievement Award


Interested in sponsoring?

Individual award sponsorship packages are just £100 (+VAT) and overall award evening sponsorship is £2,500 (+VAT).  

Contact Joe or Vicky at to let us know!

THE CEREMONY (Hosted by Oli Kemp from Heart Radio!)

Tickets for the prestigious awards ceremony at Chirk Castle on Thursday 23rd March 2017, 7.00pm, are now on-sale at £45.00 each (inc VAT).  


Tables of 10 can also be purchased.  Please call the Wrexham Tourist Information Centre on 01978 292015 to purchase your tickets (Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm) or call in and see the team.

Tickets include a reception drink, four course dinner, two glasses of wine and the awards ceremony.

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