The Pavilion Tearoom recognised in UK Heritage Awards 2018

The Pavilion Tearoom, Stansted Park is delighted to announce that it was commended in the Great Places To Eat at the prestigious UK Heritage Awards 2018. The awards were handed out at an exclusive ceremony celebrating the best heritage experiences and places to stay in the UK, hosted at Goldsmith’s Hall in London on 6th March.

The UK Heritage Awards are arranged by the UK’s leading heritage, tourism and destination marketing company, Visit Heritage, publisher of best-selling heritage guide Hudson’s and the UK’s independent hotel guide, Signpost.

This year’s awards were handed out across thirteen categories; nine UK Heritage Awards and four hotel awards recognized by Signpost.

The judging panel was lead by Norman Hudson OBE, Chairman of the Judges, and included country house consultant Simon Foster, author and TV presenter Lucinda Lambton, architectural writer and author Jeremy Musson, tourism consultant Ken Robinson CBE, writer and art historian Helen Rosslyn and Director of Visit Heritage Paul Bridle.

The awards were judged across nine categories, with winners and commended properties as follows:

Family Day Out

Winner:                       Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Commended:               Llanfaiach Fawr Manor, South Wales

Great Places to Eat

Winner:                       Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

Commended:               Stansted Park, Hampshire


Shopping Experience

Winner:                       The Queen’s Gallery, London


Wonderful Places to Stay

Winner:                       The Victoria at Holkham, Norfolk

Commended:               Head Gardeners’ Cottage, Floors Castle, Borders


Best Event/Exhibition

Winner:                       The International Autojumble at Beaulieu, Hampshire

Commended:               Whitby Abbey – English Heritage – North Yorkshire

Commended:               Houghton Hall, Norfolk


Best Wedding Venue

Winner:                       Myres Castle, Fife

Commended:               Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire


Contribution to Heritage

Winner:                      English Heritage and Google Arts & Culture

Commended:               Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire


Judges Recognition:     English Heritage – Portchester Castle, Hampshire


Hidden Gem

Winner:                       The Charterhouse, London

Commended:               Bridge End Gardens, Suffolk


Best Loos

Winner:                       Hampton Court Palace, Richmond


Great Places to Stay

Winner                        Plantation House Hotel

Commended                Drakes Hotel


Outstanding Customer Experience

Winner                        Old Rectory Norwich

Commended                Lastingham Grange

Commended                Castle House


Gourmet Delight

Winner                        Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Commended                Blackaddie Country House Hotel

Commended                Y Talbot


Must Visit

Winner                        Milsoms Maison Talbooth

Commended                Washingborough Hall

Commended                Northcote Manor


The Pavilion Tearoom is a traditional Tearoom within the Walled Gardens of Stansted Park, Hampshire. The Pavilion Tearoom is recognized by the judges for being a prime example of a local business that is in the heart of the local community.

“We are so proud of the wonderful staff and local suppliers we have at The Pavilion and are overwhelmed by being commended for such a prestigious award. We are a tight-knit, independent family business that keep our simple menu fresh, local and tasty throughout the year.”


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