Edition 16 of Sawday’s British Hotel guide is out on October 1, from the wildly luxurious to wonderfully rustic; it presents the cream of the crop with over 300 entries and 40 new additions so winning an award is a real achievement.
With the arrival of the new book, we are delighted to announce 15 winners of the first Sawday’s British Hotel Awards across five categories: Hotels of the Year, Favourite Newcomers, Old Favourites, Nicely Priced and Fabulous Food. Our hotel expert has taken pitstops from down in Penzance up to the very tip of the Scottish Highlands in search of the most special places to stay.
Cnapan Restaurant and Hotel entry in the guide:
Alastair Sawday, founder of Sawday’s says: There’s nothing like washing up at a lovely small hotel and finding it has a lovely small price too!
Cnapan is a way of life – a family affair with two generations at work in harmony. Judith excels in the kitchen, Michael looks after the bar and son Oliver has returned to the fold to help them both. It is a very friendly place that ticks to its own beat with locals popping in to book tables and guests chatting in the bar before dinner. The house is cosy and traditionally home-spun – whitewashed stone walls and old pine settles in the dining room; comfy sofas and a wood-burner in the sitting room; a tiny telly in the bar for the odd game of rugby (the game of cnapan, rugby's precursor, originated in the town). There are maps for walkers, bird books, flower books, the daily papers, too. Spill into the garden in summer for pre-dinner drinks under the weeping willow, then tuck into Judith's delicious food: smoked salmon fishcakes, Preseli lamb, banoffee pie with espresso ice-cream. Comfy bedrooms, warmly simple, are good value for money; half have new showers, half are getting them soon. You're in the Pembrokeshire National Park; beaches and cliff-top coastal walks beckon.
View the full British Hotel Award Winners collection here: www.sawdays.co.uk/BritishHotelAwards