Hotel rated ‘favourite newcomer’ 10 months after opening

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 October 2017

Hotel manager Guy Williams with Tom Bell from Sawdays.

Hotel manager Guy Williams with Tom Bell from Sawdays.


A hotel in Backwell has been chosen as the best newcomer in a national guidebook.

Backwell House.Backwell House.

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

It has nine en-suite bedrooms with views of the walled garden and surrounding fields.

It has been named as favourite newcomer in the Sawday’s British Hotel Awards.

Backwell House.Backwell House.

MORE: Backwell House awarded five gold stars.

Tom Bell, editor of Sawday’s British Hotels, said: “Backwell House is a stunning renovation – the entire hotel tickles your pleasure receptors with extreme determination.”

The guide is in its 19th year, and 300 hotels across Britain were inspected for inclusion.

The guide aims to champion ‘excellence’ and ‘character’.

Backwell House was given top marks by the AA last month, and its restaurant, which opened in April, has been awarded two rosettes.

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