Gradings, Accolades & Press Reports


June 2017 AA Three Silver Star Hotel - We have been awarded 3 Silver Stars from the AA, awarded to highly recommended hotels

June 2017 Two AA Restaurant Rosettes. Awarded to the best local restaurants serving food prepared with care, understanding and skill with an obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients. The Beechwood Hotel Restaurant has been awarded this annually since 1999.

January 2017 Winner of the Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award 'Top 25 Hotels in the UK for Romance'

December 2015 VisitBritain Quality in Tourism rating Three Star Gold Award

December 2015 VisitBritain Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service

December 2015 enjoyEngland breakfast award


The Good Hotel Guide
Editors Choice award for Historic Hotel 2015

Winner of a Travellers’ Choice 2012 award (Top 25 small hotels in the UK)
Winner of a Travellers’ Choice 2013 award (Top 25 small hotels in the UK)
Winner of a Travellers’ Choice 2014 award (Top 25 small hotels in the UK)

Breakfast award December 2015

Press Reports

The Good Hotel Guide
'A very good hotel; well-trained staff, caring proprietors, superb house-keeping.'.

Harden's Restaurant Guide
"Wonderful locally sourced, well prepared food, served with a flourish" inspires a small but ardent fan club for this traditionally-styled hotel.

The Guardian, Somewhere for the weekend
'an ideal setting for an Agatha Christie mystery…seriously outstanding table d'hôte.'

The Times

'the perfect place to escape from the pace of city life'