Hotel rated ‘favourite newcomer’ 10 months after opening

Hotel manager Guy Williams with Tom Bell from Sawdays.

Hotel manager Guy Williams with Tom Bell from Sawdays. - Credit: Submitted

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

Backwell House.

Backwell House. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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.”


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

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

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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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