Goodwood is celebrating a double gold win in the south east’s tourism industry with two top Beautiful South Awards last night.
The estate’s field to fork restaurant Farmer, Butcher, Chef, has won Best Restaurant and the Goodwood Estate has been named best Wedding Venue of the Year 2020/21.
Commenting on Goodwood’s success, Entertaining and Hospitality Managing Director, Andrew Coggings said: “Winning awards are always fantastic but this year has been like no other and despite the most difficult of times it feels extra special to have triumphed and we are immensely proud.”
“Being recognised by the industry as the best eating venue and wedding venue in the south east is a fabulous accolade for the team and a testament to all their hard work. We can’t wait to open our doors again and show people what is so special about our hospitality and weddings at Goodwood.”
The winners were announced in a virtual event ceremony last night 4 March), hosted by Andrew Mosely from The Grand Hotel, Brighton and Fran Downton from Tourism South East. Finalists were awarded gold, silver and bronze in recognition of their achievements.
Tourism South East Chief Executive Fran Downton described many of the winners as “truly world class” and added: “Achieving excellence is not easy particularly in the year we have just navigated, I was blown away by the quality, positivity and innovation of the tourism businesses we have across the South East.
Weddings at the Goodwood Estate and the Farmer, Butcher, Chef restaurant were picked from this year’s 100 applications. Tourism South East, the organisers of the awards, revealed it had been an ‘unprecedented year’ with entries from across the region.
Previously, Goodwood was awarded two golds – for the Best Business Venue of the Year and Hotel of the Year in the Beautiful South 2019/2020 in a ceremony held at The Grand Hotel in Brighton.
Goodwood is a unique sporting Estate set in 12,000 acres of beautiful West Sussex countryside. Owned by the Dukes of Richmond since 1697, it is has become famous for its thrilling motorsport events and spectacular horse-racing.
Whilst these two sports are a fundamental part of the Estate’s DNA, there is more to Goodwood than horses and cars: it includes an organic farm, four restaurants, two 18-hole golf courses, a private members club, an aerodrome, a health club, a hotel and a 10-bedroom luxury retreat.
For further information please contact Rebecca Mowling Entertaining and Hospitality PR Manager:
Email: Rebecca.Mowling@Goodwood.com or phone: 01243 755000