Excellence in Luxury Service Awards Winners

Excellence in Luxury Service Awards

Luxury Bed & Breakfast incorporating Innkeeper magazine is proud to bring you the results of the winners of the inaugural Excellence in Luxury Service Awards.

Entries from luxury B&Bs and from inns across the UK were invited last year to compete for the awards and we received dozens of entries all of a high standard. In December 2019 we whittled the shortlist to 25 entrants – 20 B&Bs and five inns – and we can now reveal the winners.

There are five categories of winner: The overall Excellence in Luxury Service award itself; the award for Best Luxury Renovation; the award for Best Wow! Factor; the Best Romantic Getaway award; and the award for the best and most diligently Locally Sourced Produce. For each category there is also a Highly Commended award.

Every one of the 25 shortlisted nominated properties offers an exceptional standard of accommodation. Choosing the winners was tough, but the quality of all those luxury hospitality businesses that have won is outstanding.

There were some notable results. For example, both the winner and the runner up for the award for Best Locally Sourced Produce are inns – Peter de Savary’s Merry Harriers in Surrey Hills and Allanton Inn in the Scottish Borders. The editorial team at the magazine was also surprised to see unexpected but clearly worthy winners chosen by our panel of professional experts in hospitality.

As well as sending heartfelt commiserations to all those nominees that didn’t come out as winners we offer our heartfelt thanks to the panel of esteemed judges who gave up a considerable amount of their time in December and January to help pick the winners – and thanks to all those who sent in entries as well as to the finalists and the winners themselves.


Excellence in Luxury Service

Winner: The Laindons, Hastings
Highly commended: Derrybeg, Pitlochry

Best Romantic Getaway:

Winner: Keynedon Mill, Kingsbridge, South Devon
Highly commended: Plas-Tan-Yr-Allt, Porthmadog

Best Luxury Renovation:

Winner: The Laindons, Hastings
Highly commended: Town House at Brecon

Best Wow! Factor

Winner: Keynedon Mill, South Devon
Highly commended: Driftwood

Best Locally Sourced Food

Winner: The Merry Harriers

Congratulations to our winners and the runners up as well as to all our judges. Look in the next edition of Luxury Bed & Breakfast magazine as well as our website for details of the second edition of our Excellence in Luxury Service Awards!

The Judges

Judge Position
Tina Boden B&B Keeper
David Weston Bed & Breakfast Association Chairman
Yvonne Halling Bed and Breakfast Coach
Diane Llyod Short Stay Show Co-founder
Mike Clist British Institute of Innkeeping CEO
Mark Robson British Institute of Innkeeping Chairman
Bill Lumley Luxury Bed & Breakfast Editor
Mark Hinchcliffe Owner of multi-award-winning Harrogate B&B The Chapel


By Oliver Mizen

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