Coventry dominates Godiva Awards

The Tin Angel won the Best Bar award
by Ben Glass
October 23, 2009

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COVENTRY scooped seven out of eleven lifestyle awards in a competition celebrating the best businesses across the region.

And Spon Street was a hotbed of success, bagging both the best bar and the best restaurant gongs.

The Godiva Awards are open to businesses in Solihull, Rugby, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Stratford-upon Avon and Warwick.

Yet it was Coventry that out tops in the Lifestyle section – voted for by members of the public.

The Best Bar award went to The Tin Angel and the Best Restaurant gong to Turmeric Gold – both in Spon Street.

The Best Club award was won by Rainbows in Short Street, the Best Café by Chats in Cathedral Lane Shopping Centre and the best pub to The Greyhound Inn at Sutton Stop.

Earlsdon’s Criterion won the Best Theatre award and Caludon Castle Sports Centre bagged the Best Health and Fitness Venue.

Coventry also did well in the Business Awards section – winning three out of six gongs.

The Best Family Friendly Venture went to The Transport Museum, the Best Business Innovation to The Herbert Media Centre, the Best New Venture to American Imports and The Best Conference Venue to The Ricoh Arena.

Coventry City Council’s Best Bar None Award – a gong given a business for promoting responsible drinking - was won by Carey’s nightclub.

TV celebrity Jane Middlemiss gave out the awards at a glitzy bash at Warwick Arts Centre last night.

The Godiva Awards were developed by CV One and sponsored by a number of organisations.

These included The Coventry Telegraph, Coventry City Council, Coventry University, Coventry Best for Business, City College Coventry, Feel Alive Magazine, Regional Development Agency, Coventry City Ambassadors Group and Mercia FM.

Results:

Lifestyle Awards
Best Bar: Tin Angel, Coventry
Best Café: Chats, Coventry
Best Club: Rainbows, Coventry
Best Hotel: Legacy Falcon Hotel, Stratford
Best Live Venue: The Assembly, Leamington
Best Pub: The Greyhound Inn at Sutton Stop
Best Restaurant: Turmeric Gold, Coventry
Best Shop: Aspire Style, Warwick
Best Theatre: Criterion, Earlsdon
Best Visitor Attraction: Falstaff Experience, Stratford
Best Health and Fitness Venue: Caludon Castle Sports Centre, Coventry

The Business Awards
Best New Venture: American Imports, Coventry Market
Best Business Innovation, Herbert Media
Best Customer Service: The Almanack, Kenilworth
Best Family Friendly Venture: The Transport Museum
Best Business: Ardencote Manor Hotel, Claverdon
Best Conference Venue: The Ricoh Arena

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