Visit England- Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce we have been short listed as a finalist for Visit England’s Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award 2016! A few weeks ago we had a gentleman stay over with his wife and two dogs, who revealed when checking out he was actually a judge for the prestigious award!sun_jan16_24

It is an honour for us that we have been shortlisted, and we are certain to win a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended award. We will find out at the award ceremony on Tuesday the 8th of March which award we will receive. This year, Visit England received over 400 applications, with applications up 20% across 16 categories, and the number of direct entries almost doubled. The applicants are then shortlisted based upon the Visit England quality assessment reports, regional award judges’ reports and online customer reviews- so we thank you, our guests, for helping us to achieve this award!

Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland says “we received over 400 truly impressive applications this year and there’s absolutely no doubt those shortlisted are representatives of the best in the industry who place delivering an unforgettable experience to visitors in England at the heart of their business operations.”

Lucy Fuller, co-owner of the Sun Inn, says, “It’s exciting to be named as one of the top five dog-friendly businesses in the country by the national tourist board. As a business, we pride ourselves on offering the quality and service guests expect from a luxury inn with a fine dining restaurant, while also being genuinely welcoming to dog lovers too. We’re all looking forward to finding out the final outcome in Blackpool next month!”

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