A COUNTRY House Hotel on Exmoor has this month (September, 2016) reached the finals of the Bristol Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards.
Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel in Wootton Courtenay near Dunster are finalists in the Small Hotel, Boutique Accommodation category and the Restaurant/Bistro of the Year for its Coleridge Restaurant.
John Bradley, who runs the award-winning Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel with his wife Jane, says: said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be named as finalists in these prestigious awards and it is a real testament to all the hard work everyone on the team puts in.
“We pride ourselves on the beautiful accommodation we provide and we feel our rooms are really top notch and wonderful places for our guests to really relax. Once fully rested they can enjoy our delicious food in our Coleridge Restaurant where our ingredients are locally sourced.
“We all have our fingers crossed for the awards night, where we hope to pick up the Gold award.”
The awards ceremony will take place on October 19 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House.
The Bristol Bath and Somerset Awards are run by Services for Tourism, who already run tourism awards schemes across Southern England.
Co-organiser, Nell Barrington, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that so many high quality businesses have entered into this new scheme and I am really looking forward to celebrating with them all on awards night.”
Successful businesses in the Awards will automatically be considered for matching categories in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in February 2017 with the chance to go on to represent Bristol, Bath and Somerset at the National VisitEngland Awards later in the year.
John has more than 25 years’ experience in catering, notching up numerous top chef roles in this country and overseas.
Jane has a background in hospitality and worked in the wine industry for more than 15 years.
To find out more, please call 01643 841 241 or visit www.dunkerybeaconaccomodation.co.uk.