Nominations announced for MyIsleofWight Awards 2014

02-03-2015 The nominations for Red Funnel’s myisleofwight Awards have been revealed, following the announcement that a record 33,832 votes were cast.

The awards, which are now in their third year, aim to showcase the best of the Island’s tourism industry and were voted for by people who visited the Isle of Wight throughout 2014.

The nominations for 26 awards cover each tourism sector, including accommodation, attractions and food and drink.

Jonathan Green, marketing and communications director for Red Funnel, said: “It’s a pleasure to reveal the nominations for the awards, as each one is a fantastic Island business. It’s a real testament to hard work put in by the local companies who deliver excellent experiences, and we’re very proud to recognise this by supporting the awards.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Northwood House in Cowes on 19 March, where Kevin George, CEO of Red Funnel, will present them with a handmade Glory Art Glass trophy.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Shop to Pick Up That Something Special
Live Like This; Made on the Wight; Oasis

Best Event to Lie Back and Soak Up the Sounds
Bestival; Isle of Wight Festival; V-Dub Island

Best Event to Burn Off the Calories
Walk the Wight; Bestival; Cowes Week

Best Event to be Immersed in Culture
Ventnor Fringe; Quay Arts; Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Best Place for Something for the Family
Robin Hill; Blackgang Chine; Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Best Place to Make a Furry Friend
Seaview Wildlife; Isle of Wight Zoo; Donkey Sanctuary

Best Place to Go Back in Time
Osborne House; Carisbrooke; Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Best Place to Explore Gardens
Ventnor Botanic; Osborne House; Mottistone Manor

Best Place to Get Crafty
Chessell Pottery; Arreton Barns; Quay Arts

Best Water-Based Activity Provider
UKSA; IWAA; Wight Water

Best Land-Based Activity Provider
Island Gems; IWAA; Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Best Fish and Chips in your Hand
Corries Cabin; Ventnor Haven Fishery; Jolly Fryer

Best Epicurean Spot to Blow the Budget
The Royal; Little Gloster; Boathouse Steephill Cove

Best Eaterie with a Sea View
Steephill Cove Crab Shed; Beach Hut Café; Little Gloster

Best Homemade Burger
Union Inn; Mess Canteen; Smokehouse Burger Co

Best Oldy Worlde Pub with Island Ales
The Spyglass Inn; The Buddle; The Taverners

Best Afternoon/Cream Tea
Chessell Pottery; The Royal Hotel; Quarr Abbey

Best Place to Fill Your Boots (Full of Local Produce)
Garlic Farm; Briddlesford Farm; Farmer Jacks

Favourite Local Produce to Gorge On
Minghella; Isle of Wight Garlic; Isle of Wight Cheese

Best Place to Hook Up (Caravanning & Touring)
Ninham; Whitecliff Bay; Orchards Holiday Park

The Ultimate Classic Hotel Experience
The Royal Hotel; Priory Bay Hotel; George Hotel

Cosiest Cottage Hideaway
VV Shack; National Trust Needles Coastguard Cottages; Nettlecombe Farm

Best Rustic Camping Experience
Ninham; Compton Farm; Grange Farm

Best Place to Go Glamping
VV Airstream Trailers; Tom’s Eco Lodges; Isle of Wight Camper Van

Best Place for a Shindig (Self-Catering)
Garlic Farm; Tapnell Manor; VV The Mission

Most Comfy Bed and Hearty Breakfast
Union Inn; Ocean View House; Little Gloster