THE Wro in West Kirby was named bar of the year at a prestigious awards ceremony.
The bar and lounge picked up the title at last week’s Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.
Herons Well Cottage, also in West Kirby, was named best self-catering accommodation of the year.
The two were among 15 businesses from across Merseyside to be honoured at the glittering ceremony at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool.
The awards were hosted by BBC TV presenter Ranvir Singh.
Councillor David Elderton, Wirral Council’s cabinet member for culture, tourism and leisure said: “Congratulations to Herons Well Cottage and the Wro Bar and Lounge.
“This is fantastic recognition in Wirral’s Year of Food, for our food, drink and accommodation offer and indeed proof of Wirral’s regional importance as a great place to eat, drink and stay.”
An independent panel of judges undertook a comprehensive judging process to review the achievements of more than 100 entrants from a wide variety of large and small tourism businesses. The second round included a series of ‘mystery shop’ visits to entrants in the selected award categories.
David Andrews, director of visitor economy for TMP, said: “The awards are an excellent way to recognise and reward the hard work undertaken by both small and large visitor economy businesses during the last 12 months.”
Last week Ceri Newton, who owns Bebington cafe Gorge’us, and Moreton-based tea company Typhoo were winners in the Fine Food Northwest Awards 2010.