The English Riviera Awards is a black tie event will take place on 3rd October 2019 from 6.30pm at The Imperial, Torquay.  If you've not yet booked your tickets, please click here.

Reception drinks - including Deckchair Gin and Bays Brewery beer from the English Riviera

Dressed Brixham crab, horseradish,  Sun blushed tomatoes, fennel, watercress & cucumber 
Pan fried Creedy Carver chicken breast, dauphinoise potato,  savoy cabbage, fine beans, chantaney carrots, marjoram Jus   
Apple, Pear & plum Crumble with langage farm clotted cream 
To finish  
Tea, coffee & truffles


Vegetarian options are available if requested in advance, please highlight any dietary requirements when booking your tickets.



Alison Rice is a journalist and broadcaster who regularly comments on tourism issues on national TV and radio.


Alison’s career includes producing and presenting travel series for BBC TV, ITV, BBC radio and award-winning travel writing for the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Guardian and Observer.


Former posts include Director of Programmes for the Travel Channel in the UK and Europe, launch Director of Programmes for France’s Voyage channel, Editor of BBC Holidays magazine and Associate Lecturer in tourism and the media at the University of the Arts, London. 


For many years Alison was a judge on the national panel of the Visit England Excellence awards. She is now Chair of the judging panel for the Business of Cricket Awards and has chaired the SouthWest Tourism Awards’ judging panel.


Alison is Patron of the Family Holiday Association charity and a board member of the Tourism Society.