Drovers Arms shortlisted for Visit York Tourism Award


A North Yorkshire restaurant and pub has been selected as one of the finalists in this year’s Visit York Tourism Awards.

The Drovers Arms – located in Skipwith – is one of four shortlisted in the Pub of Year category. It is also the fourth year running it has been nominated by the city’s tourism body for one of its highly-prized awards.

There are 17 categories for the 2020 Visit York Tourism Awards; 14 of which are eligible for the winner to be put forward for the national Visit England Awards for Excellence.

The restaurant and county pub – which last year invested more than £30,000 in its kitchen facilities – is a popular destination for both food and real ale lovers alike. Owned and managed by MATTGRAY Hospitality, The Drovers Arms is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, as well as the locally-sourced homemade food and a collection of over 70 gins.

The Drovers, which last year was also a finalist in the White Rose Tourism Awards, is vying for the Pub of Year title against three hostelries – The Ackhorne, Botanist York, and The House of Trembling Madness.

MATTGRAY Hospitality Managing Director Graham Usher said: “To be nominated in the Pub Of The Year category for a fourth year is a testament to the superb team we have here at The Drovers Arms.

“Over the last six years we have built a loyal following of customers who travel from far and wide to dine and drink with us. Last year was a record for us in terms of sales, and we are confident 2020 is going to prove equally successful.”

The Visit York Tourism Awards are being staged the York Railway Museum on Thursday, April 23.

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