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Gold award for premium spirits maker The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery has received the VisitEngland Gold Award 2018.

The distillery has received an outstanding review complete with the gold award for the visitor attraction.

It is the second year running the distillery has won the prestigious award.

The distillery was the only distillery to win the Gold Award accolade and one of only two golds to be awarded in the North West.

Other Gold Award winners included HM Tower of London, Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre and Highgrove Gardens.

VisitEngland is the largest official assessment body of its kind when it comes to visitor attractions. Now in its 30th year, VisitEngland Awards for Excellence is firmly established as representing the highest accolade in English Tourism.

Designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector, VisitEngland’s Accolades showcase those businesses in our quality scheme that go the extra mile provide a high-quality day out, whether through a warm welcome, an engaging story, a delicious lunch or the overall visitor experience. Accolades are given for the following categories; Welcome, Best Told Story, Quality Food & Drink, Hidden Gem and Gold.

Holders of the VisitEngland Gold Award offer the ‘best of the best’, from the range of facilities and services they offer, to the ability of staff to delight their visitors. In summary, a high star rating means top quality in all areas and all the services expected of that classification of accommodation.

VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes said: “England is home to world-class attractions right across the country, welcoming visitors throughout the year and offering experiences of the highest quality including excellent food and drink and outstanding customer service. It is also really fantastic to see these accolades recognising the work of those employees, managers and owners who make sure that all who pass through their doors have a truly memorable experience.”

Paul Currie, Co-Founder, said “To receive a gold award from VisitEngland is an award we are extremely proud of, but to win this award for the second year in a row is outstanding for the distillery.

We pride ourselves on our customer service and dedication to making every customer’s experience memorable from their visit to the website, entering our gates or trying our award-winning spirits portfolio.”

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