Backwell House hotel awarded five gold stars from AA

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 September 2017

Backwell House, Farleigh Road, former family home turned into wedding and conference venue.

Backwell House, Farleigh Road, former family home turned into wedding and conference venue.


A hotel and restaurant in Backwell has been awarded five gold stars from the AA just a year after it opened.

Backwell House, in Farleigh Road, opened as a hotel in December 2016 after being transformed from a family home.

General manager Guy Williams, who runs the property on behalf of the Hobbs family, then opened up a restaurant in April.

The hotel has been given top marks by the AA and the restaurant has been awarded two rosettes, under talented chef Ross Hunter.

Guy Williams said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized by the AA.

“Backwell House has been a dream project into which I’ve poured my heart and soul.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the entire team who contribute daily to its success.

“Particularly, I am delighted for Ross, who is a brilliant chef, with boundless energy and talent. I think this is just the beginning.”

Other News Stories


Next year’s Portishead Carnival has been cancelled after organisers decided to review the event’s future.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:58

Pupils at Backwell School were treated to a cookery demonstration from members of the Royal Navy.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Spots were sported across North Somerset this year, as hundreds of people turned out to support Children in Need.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:58

Three directors have been appointed at Bristol Airport.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:58

Thousands of people flocked to an Abbots Leigh garden centre and enjoyed the district’s finest festive crafts producers last weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A woman who is passionate about reducing waste is hoping to set up a new shop to help people to become more environmentally friendly.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

A shop with a difference is opening in Nailsea town centre.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:10

Hundreds of performers showcased their talent at Nailsea Festival of Music (NFOM) on Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:44

Health inspectors have criticised a Clevedon care home because people were at risk of suffering burns.

Read more
Mon, 16:00

A Clevedon man was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Thursday for possessing hundreds of indecent videos of children.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 8°C

min temp: 0°C

Useful Links

Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications