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Success for Dorchester at Dorset Tourism Awards 2022/2023

Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

The untraditional, yet perfectly-suited venue of the Dorset Tank Museum recently played host to this year’s Dorset Tourism Awards.

Despite the frosty, sub-zero temperatures outside – Dorset’s tourism businesses filled the museum with an all-round warmth by celebrating the fantastic accolades the sector has achieved at the annual black tie event. We are pleased to say that there was much success for businesses in Dorchester at Dorset Tourism Awards 2022/2023.

The fantastic evening saw fifty-three winner trophies deservedly handed to businesses in all walks of the tourism industry, including camping, glamping and caravanning parks, cafés and eateries, hotels and experience providers.

dorset tourism awards 2023


Organiser of the awards, Robin Baker of Services for Tourism, highlighted the incredible achievements after the whole industry has faced such adversity with Covid-19:

“It is so heart-warming to see these fabulous hospitality businesses celebrating together again after an extraordinary two years. To win in such circumstances is a very special achievement and I congratulate each and every one of them”


Deborah Heather of Quality in Tourism, who were the main sponsors of the event, said:

“Amazing finalists, an incredible venue. We are thrilled and delighted to be headline sponsor of the Dorset Tourism Awards, simply, our honour.”


Dorset Museum

Dorchester’s Dorset Museum had a very fruitful evening – winning a rainbow of awards!

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award – Gold

Largest Visitor Attraction of the Year – Silver

Business Events Venue of the Year – Bronze

dorset museum winners at dorset tourism awards 2022/2023

Hollands Farmhouse

Glamping Business of the Year – Silver

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year – Bronze

hollands farmhouse dorchester tourism award 2022


Taste Café

Café & Tearoom of the Year – Silver

taste cafe dorchester tourism award 2022


The King’s Arms

Hotel of the Year – Bronze

the kings arms dorchester tourism award 2022


Dorchester’s Holidaymaker sponsored the Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year category, where Charmouth’s Monkton Wyld Holiday Park won gold. David Lakins, MD of Holidaymaker, said:

“It was great to see so many businesses from Dorset coming together to celebrate all of the amazing things the tourism sector does for our local county”.

monkton wyld dorset tourism awards 2022


The big winner of the night was Farmer Palmers, who scooped the Gold award for ‘Largest Visitor Attraction’ and the ‘Winner of Winners Award’.

We are pleased to say that Dorset Museum and Taste Café have now been made finalists at the 2022/2023 South West Tourism Excellence Awards!

For the full list of winners, check out the Dorset Tourism Awards website.

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