List of Winners, Highly Commended and Finalists of the 2014 Swansea Bay Tourism Awards

Best Large Hotel – Sponsored by Enterprise Insurance 

Finalists - Large Independent Hotel

Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
The Grand Hotel - Swansea
Morgans Hotel - Swansea
Towers Hotel & Spa – Jersey Marine

Highly Commended

Best Western Aberavon Beach  
The Grand Hotel 
Towers Hotel & Spa 
 
And the winner is... 

Morgans Hotel 

Finalists - Large Chain Hotel 

Ibis Hotel - Swansea
Premier Inn - Swansea City Centre
Marriott Hotel - Swansea

Highly Commended

Ibis Hotel 
Marriott Hotel 

And the winner is...

Premier Inn – Swansea City Centre ...
Best Small Hotel or Restaurant with Rooms (Accommodation section) - Sponsored by Deano Martini

Finalists

Afan Lodge – Afan Forest Park
Castle Hotel - Neath
Fairyhill - Gower
The Gower Hotel - Bishopston
Oxwich Bay Hotel - Gower
The Kings Head Inn - Gower

Highly Commended

Fairyhill Restaurant with Rooms 
The Gower Hotel 
Oxwich Bay Hotel 
 
And the winner is... 

Afan Lodge 

Best Guest House or B & B – Sponsored by Sherwood Florist 

Finalists

Brynawel farm B&B – Pontlliw
Fairways B&B - Mayals
Hafod Grange B&B – Port Talbot
Island House - Loughor
The Barn B&B - Margam
The Poets Corner - Swansea

Highly Commended

Brynawel Farm B&B 
Fairways B&B 
The Barn B&B 
 
And the winner is...

Hafod Grange B&B

Finalists for... 

Best Self Catering Accommodation – Sponsored by What’s On

Finalists

Cwmshom Cottages - Pontardawe
Dylan Thomas Birthplace - Uplands
Glyn Cynwal Isaf Cottage - Cwmtwrch
Promenade View - Mumbles
Slade Barn Gower - Gower
The Penthouse - Gower

Highly Commended

Glyn Cynwal Isaf Cottage 
Promenade View
Slade Barn Gower 
 
And the winner is...

Cwmshon Cottages 

Best Self Catering or Camping Agency – Sponsored by What’s On 

Finalists

A Space in the City - Swansea
Home from Home - Gower
Gower Getaways - Swansea
Pitch my Tent - Gower

Highly Commended

A Space in the City 
Gower Getaways 
Pitch my Tent 
 
And the winner is...

Home from Home 

Best Caravan & Campsite – Sponsored by Butterfield Morgan Ltd 

Finalists

Glyncorrwg Ponds – Port Talbot
Greenways of Gower Premier Leisure Park
Nicholaston Farm - Gower
Pitton Cross Camping & Caravan Park - Gower
Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park - Gower

Highly Commended

Nicholaston Farm 
Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park 
 
And the winner is...

Greenways of Gower 

Best Bunkhouse or Alternative Accommodation - Sponsored by Butterfield Morgan Ltd 

Finalists

National Trust - Cwm Ivy Lodge Bunkhouse - Gower
Oldwalls Glamping - Gower
Pitch my Tent - Gower
Scamperholidays Ltd - Gower
St Madoc Centre - Gower

Highly Commended

Oldwalls Glamping 
Pitch My Tent 
 
And the winner is... 

Scamperholidays Ltd 

Finalists for... 

Taste of Swansea Bay... Is split into...

Finalists - Best Restaurant

Bouchon De Rossi - Swansea
Britannia Inn - Gower
Fairyhill - Gower
Hanson at Chelsea - Swansea
Pen-y-Cae Inn – Pen-y-Cae 

Highly Commended

Bouchon De Rossi 
Britannia Inn 
 
And the winner is... 

Fairyhill Restaurant with Room 

Finalists - Best Bistro 

Cafe Twocann – Swansea 
Mosaic – Swansea 
Munch of Mumbles – Mumbles 
Sa3 Bistro – Mumbles 
The Bay Bistro & Coffee House – Gower 
The Gower Kitchen - Swansea

Highly Commended

Cafe TwoCann 
The Gower Kitchen 
 
And the winner is... 

Munch of Mumbles

Best Pub Grub

Finalists

Afan Tavern – Port Talbot
King Arthur Hotel - Gower
New Swan Hotel – Ystalyfera
The Greyhound - Gower
The Kings Head Inn - Gower
The Poets Corner - Swansea

Highly Commended

New Swan Hotel 
The Greyhound 
The Kings Head 
 
And the winner is... 

King Arthur Hotel

Best Café

Finalists

360 Beach & Watersports - Swansea
Cariad Café – Gower
Forty Six - Neath
Garbos Café - Swansea
The Uplands Diner - Swansea
Three Cliffs Coffee Shop - Gower

Highly Commended

Forty Six 
Garbos Cafe
Cariad Cafe  
 
And the winner is...

Three Cliffs Coffee Shop 

Best Pub or Bar – Sponsored by National Hospitality Academy

Finalists

Afan Tavern – Port Talbot
King Arthur Hotel - Gower
New Swan Hotel - Ystalyfera
The Greyhound - Gower
The Kings Head Inn - Gower
The Pilot Inn - Mumbles

Highly Commended

Afan Tavern 
The Greyhound 
The Pilot Inn 
 
And the winner is...

New Swan Hotel 

Best Activity or Attraction – Sponsored by Pear Communications

Finalists – Best Activity Providers

Cognation Mountain Bike Trails – Neath Port Talbot
Go Ape - Margam
Gower Coast Adventures
Langland Bay Golf Club
RipnRock - Gower
Swansea and Oxwich Watersports

Highly Commended

Gower Coast Adventures
Swansea and Oxwich Watersports
 
And the winners are... 

Cognation Mountain Bike Trails
Langland Bay Golf Club

Finalists – Best Attraction

National Trust - Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall
National Trust Gower – Management of the Rhossili, Visitor Centre & Shop - Gower
Oystermouth Castle – Mumbles 
South Wales Miners Museum – Afan Forest Park
Swansea Grand Theatre
The LC - Swansea

Highly Commended

Swansea Grand Theatre
The LC 

And the winner is... 

National Trust - Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall

Best Festival & Events - Sponsored by Harcourt Colour Print

Finalists

City and County of Swansea-Special Events for ... 
   -BBC Proms in the Park
   -Admiral Swansea Bay 10k 
   -Wales National Airshow 
   -Waterfront Winterland
Gower Festival
Mumbles Traders Association for ... 
   -Mumbles Marvellous Weekend
   -Mumbles Oyster & Seafood Festival
Neath Food and Drink Festival
Swansea Bay Beer & Cider Festival
Swansea Half Marathon

Highly Commended

Swansea Half Marathon
Gower Festival
Mumbles Traders Association for... 
   -Mumbles Marvellous Weekend
   -Mumbles Oyster & Seafood Festival
 
And the winner is...

City and County of Swansea-Special Events for ... 
   -Admiral Swansea Bay 10k & Events Programme

Best Wedding Experience – Sponsored by Buffoon Film & Media 

Finalists

Fairyhill - Gower
King Arthur Hotel - Gower
Ocean View Windmill Gower
Oldwalls Gower
Oxwich Bay Hotel - Gower
The Towers Hotel & Spa - Swansea

Highly Commended

King Arthur Hotel 
Oldwalls Gower
The Towers Hotel & Spa 
 
And the winner is... 

Oxwich Bay Hotel 

On the Map - Sponsored by Swansea Sound & The Wave

Finalists

The Tourism Team, City & County of Swansea for... www.visitswanseabay.com & Dylan Thomas 2014
Gower Brewery
Gower Festival
IPC European Championships - Swansea
National Trust Gower (Rhossili, Visitor centre & Cwm Ivy Lodge)
Swansea City Football Club
Swansea Half Marathon

Highly Commended

Gower Brewery
The Tourism Team, City & County of Swansea for... www.visitswanseabay.com & Dylan Thomas 2014
 
And the winner is... 

IPC European Championships – Swansea 

Best Visitor Experience - Sponsored by City & County of Swansea

Finalists

Cwmshom Cottages - Pontardawe
Dylan Thomas Birthplace – Uplands
Gower Coast Adventures 
Rip N Rock – Gower 
Scamperholidays Ltd – Gower
The LC – Swansea 

Highly Commended

Cwmshon Cottages 
Dylan Thomas Birthplace 
Rip n Rock 
 
And the winner is... 

Scamperhoildays Ltd 

Best New Or Renewed Business - Sponsored by Morgans Hotel, Swansea

Finalists

Garbos Café - Swansea
Gower Brewery
Munch of Mumbles
Pitch my Tent - Gower
Promenade View - Mumbles
Rip n Rock - Gower
Swansea Half Marathon

Highly Commended

Swansea Half Marathon
Pitch my Tent 
Rip n Rock 
 
And the winner is... 

Gower Brewery 

Best Young Ambassador – Supported by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

And the winner is... 

Scott Wilson 

Outstanding Services to Tourism Award - Sponsored by the South Wales Evening Post 
 
And the winner is... Individual 

Geoff Haden 

And the winner is... Team – Business or Organisation 

Mumbles Forum - Mumbles Traders, Mumbles TIC & Mumbles Development Trust working together.

For the Best Young Ambassador & Outstanding Services categories there are no finalists just single winners for each category. 

Source: See Here
 


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