Pride of Britain Hotels has announced that Hambleton Hall in Oakham, Rutland has been named its Hotel of the Year 2016.
The collection of 48 privately-owned independent British hotels and spas, chose the Victorian country house hotel in the Midlands due to its outstanding hospitality in all areas including service, accommodation, housekeeping, food and luxury.
Hambleton Hall has been owned and run by Tim and Stefa Hart since 1980 and has built up a strong loyal following over the years to become one of the country’s finest hotels.
The 17-bed hotel’s long-standing team includes Hambleton Hall’s general manager Christopher Hurst, who has worked at the hotel for 14 years, sommelier Dominique Baduel, (14 years) executive chef Aaron Patterson, (24 years) and restaurant director Graeme Matheson (29 years).
Peter Hancock, chief executive, Pride of Britain Hotels, says: “All hotels must meet strict standards before gaining admission into our small collection but this year we are proud to single out Hambleton Hall and its highly motivated team for special praise. Not only does the hotel enjoy beautiful surroundings, overlooking Rutland Water, but it also delivers seemingly effortless hospitality of the highest order.”