The Good Hotel Guide 2018 has now revealed the winners of its 10 César awards, as the guide published its 40th anniversary edition.
The edition, which includes a total of 424 main entries, is co-edited by Adam Raphael and M. Astella Saw, with each hotel named selected purely on merit, based on visits by a team of experienced inspectors and readers.
This year saw the likes of The Mash Inn in Buckinghamshire, the restaurant with rooms and debut venture from Nick Mash; Soar Mill Cove in Devon and Forest Side in the Lake District named in the César collection for 2018, which celebrates excellence in the indsutry.
The full list of winners are:
Newcomer of the year
The Mash Inn, Radnage, Buckinghamshire
Seaside hotel of the year
Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Soar Mill Cove, Devon
Luxury hotel of the year
Hambleton Hall, Hambleton, Rutland
B&B of the year
St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses, Northumberland
Romantic hotel of the year
Forest Side, Grasmere, Cumbria
Country house hotel of the year
Judges, Yarm, North Yorkshire
Inn of the year
Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury, Wiltshire
Scottish hotel of the year
Burrastow House, Walls, Shetland
Welsh restaurant-with-rooms of the year
Llys Meddyg, Newport, Pembrokeshire
Irish hotel of the year
Viewmount House, Longford, Co. Longford
In addition to the ten César awards above, the Guide’s Editor’s Choice section highlights the top 10 hotels in 16 designated categories – This Year’s Discoveries, Romantic, Spas, Seaside, Restaurants-with-Rooms, Dog-friendly, Country House, Gardens, Rooms with a View, B&Bs, Value, Pubs-with-Rooms, Family, Walking, Boutique and Weddings.
Hotels are asked to make a modest payment for a website listing. The website (www.goodhotelguide.com) also features four online-only Editor’s Choice hotel categories: Fishing, Golf, Eco-friendly and Historic.
Co-editors Adam Raphael and M. Astella Saw say: “Our 2018 César winners must be celebrated for their individuality, warm hospitality and meticulous service, which set them apart from their competitors. This year’s 40th anniversary is a milestone for the Good Hotel Guide and we are proud of the fact that there is still a place for a published hotel guide, even though the Guide’s online presence is growing. The Guide provides the chance to recognise the UK and Ireland’s most revered and wholly independent properties, from refined gastropubs to plush country house hotels.”