Calcot and Spa in the Cotswolds has been named Pride of Britain’s Hotel of the Year 2019.
The 35-bedroom hotel and spa set in 220 acres near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, is headed up by Richard and Cathy Ball and general manager Paul Sadler, was visited a number of times throughout the year by mystery guests who found the hotel to be delivering ‘outstanding hospitality in all areas’.
Calcot and Spa is also home to two dining options, the main restaurant, The Conservatory and The Gumstool, a village-style pub situated next to the main house.
Calcot Spa features an outdoor hot tub, surrounded by lavender hedges and overlooking an open wood fire, an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, fully-equipped gym and seven treatment rooms.
The hotel also offers free bicycle hire, and a creche and The Mez, a space featuring games consoles and a 12-seater cinema for kids.
A number of events are hosted at Calcot and Spa each year, from chocolate tasting to gin workshops.
Calcot and Spa is operated alongside Barnsley House, The Village Pub, The Painswick, The Lord Crewe Arms in the portfolio.
Pride of Britain Hotels comprises 50 member hotels across the UK, from Scotland to Cornwall, and last year named Gravetye Manor as its Hotel of the Year.
Peter Hancock, chief executive, Pride of Britain Hotels, says: “Each year, our member hotels receive multiple visits by mystery guests appointed by the collection. Calcot & Spa was singled out for its exceptional hospitality amongst an impressive shortlist.”
Pride of Britain Hotels’ collection comprises 50 hotels, with The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa in Bath announced as the latest addition last week.