Open to all owner operated retail stores with no more than two outlets shops.

This award recognises the best independent retail store in Ilkley taking into account strong financial performance, excellent product knowledge, customer service and can identify what sets them apart from other stores.

Independent Retailer of the Year 2019 entry criteria

Award Sponsor: The Wheatley Arms


Standing proudly in the charming village of Ben Rhydding, our Yorkshire stone Inn has a perfect position amongst leafy lanes and avenues.

The ground floor offers a series of beautiful spacious rooms with lots of height and light. Our open log fires are especially welcome perhaps after a walk on the nearby moors. Take a seat in our popular and dog friendly Yorkshire bar and try hand pulled real ales. Delicious food is served from breakfast throughout the day in all the lounge areas, the dining rooms or on the patio..

And, as if this wasn’t enough to boast about, our Garden and Board rooms are perfect for private meetings or events and we also have twelve gorgeous bedrooms!