A Trio of Accolades: Cathedral lauded at Annual Tourism Awards

A Trio of Accolades: Cathedral lauded at Annual Tourism Awards


The Cathedral team triumphed in three categories at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards 2022-23 — a testament to the dedication, hard work, and generosity of so many staff and volunteers over the past year.

Joining many businesses from across the County at an evening ceremony in Weston-Super-Mare on Thursday, 1 December 2022, the Cathedral team were awarded  a trio of accolades in recognition of their efforts in the past year.

Giles Adams, Chair of Visit Somerset said:

“Once again we have been able to celebrate, acknowledge and reward those who work hard to achieve the best, here in Somerset. The visitor economy is evolving and I congratulate these dynamic businesses that are demonstrating how to engage with it and formulate outstanding product offers and service levels that will perpetuate Somerset’s reputation as a brilliant destination”.

The Cathedral’s recently refurbished café, The Loft earned a Bronze award for Café/Tearoom of the Year. Huge congratulations go to the Cathedral’s hard-working café team, and to everyone who has helped to rejuvenate the café over the past year. The support from the local community and visitors has been overwhelming!
The Cathedral was also awarded a Silver award for Dog Friendly Business of the Year, and we can’t wait to welcome more four-legged friends and their families for future visits.
Lastly, but by no means least, a Gold Award was presented for the Festival of the Moon as Tourism Event/Festival of the Year!
If you’re looking for the next big thing at Wells Cathedral, watch this space…
The whole team is incredibly grateful for the recognition of their work; none of this could have been achieved without the support and care from the Cathedral’s fantastic volunteer team, and every person who has visited in the past year, so thank you!
Photo by Nick Williams.

‘The Festival of the Moon’ earned the Cathedral a Gold award for Event of the Year 2022-23

The Cathedral is recognised with a Silver Award for its dog-friendliness

Festive team members of The Loft café celebrate their award for Cafe / Tearoom of the Year 2022-23

Many businesses from across the County of Somerset were involved in the 2022-23 Awards

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