Nine tourism businesses in Sussex have scooped awards at the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence.

The Beautiful South Awards recognise businesses and destinations across the tourism industry for their exceptional levels of customer service and dedication to raising standards.

The winners were announced by hosts Ken Robinson, chairman of Tourism South East, and Heart FM presenter Toby Anstis.

Peter Colling, managing director of Tourism South East, said: “The current economic climate continues to present many challenges for the tourism industry – however, the standards achieved by our award winners this year show their determination to provide their visitors and guests with memorable and outstanding experiences.”

Sussex Award Winners

Self Catering and Serviced Apartments
West Marden Farm Cottages

Access for All Tourism
Quay Quarters Cottages, Chichester

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Accommodation of the Year 
Kester House, Sedlescombe

Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village of the Year 
Bunn Leisure, Selsey

Outstanding Customer Service
Rae Davis
Jurys Inn, Brighton

Pub of the Year
The Cat Inn, West Hoathly

Small Hotel/Townhouse of the Year 
Pelham House, Lewes

Sustainable Tourism
Jurys Inn, Brighton

Tourist Information Service of the Year
Rye Tourist Information Centre

Highly Commended

Access for All Tourism   
Jurys Inn, Brighton

Self Catering and Serviced Apartments
Quay Quarters, Chichester

Tourism Event of the Year
Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival

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