The Pig on the Beach at Studland Bay, Dorset grabbed the ‘Feast and Flop’ prize for for its locally sourced menu, while the Ham Yard Hotel in London’s Soho was winner of the ‘Most Fun Ever’ award.
The Pig on the Beach, a 23-bedroom country house, is, say Tatler’s judges, a ‘home-grown marvel’.
The judges commented that guests “come to feast – on locally-sourced everything, from just-landed lobsters and salad plucked from the kitchen garden, to home-smoked cod and chargrilled cuttlefish, and rhubarb cheesecake – all before collapsing in the scrumptious rooms”.
As for the Ham Yard Hotel in London’s Soho this boutique was praised for its vibrant decoration and the vintage bowling alley.
Other venues to figure in the awards were The Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Italy’s Lake Como, judged the most romantic hotel, while the Anassa Hotel in Neo Chorio, Cyprus was honoured as the best family hotel.
There was also eco recognition for The Brando resort in Tetiaroa, French Polynesia, which was handed the ‘Brains and Beauty’ prize.