AA Bed & Breakfast Awards 2021

Discover all the winners of the 25th annual awards

The best B&Bs in the UK for 2021

We've announced the UK’s best B&Bs and the dedicated teams who run them. 

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said: “After a challenging year for the hospitality industry, we are thrilled to celebrate the winners of the 2021 B&B Awards. For a quarter of a century these awards have championed the exceptional standards of hospitality and accommodation offered by the UK’s B&Bs, and this year’s winners continue to demonstrate the incredible hard work and dedication these establishments put into providing outstanding guest stays.”

The winners of the 2021 AA B&B Awards are:

AA Friendliest B&B of the Year – The Timble Inn, North Yorkshire    

Mike Stainsby, owner of The Timble Inn said: “Thank you to the AA for this award – it’s a great honour for us. I’d like to thank Andrew, our GM, and his team for all the hard work and dedication they have shown to achieve this award, particularly since we’ve reopened after the second lockdown.”

AA Inn of the Year – The Impeccable Pig, County Durham

Pierre Bertolotti, General Manager at The Impeccable Pig said of their win: “It is brilliant to be recognised by such a respected awards body and to be named the best in the country is simply fantastic. The past year has been incredibly difficult for the entire hospitality industry, so this award is a testament to the hard work and determination of our whole team and suppliers.”

AA Restaurant with Rooms of the Year – The Hare Restaurant with Rooms, North Yorkshire

A spokesperson from The Hare, Scawton said: “Wow, what an amazing achievement – thank you so much. We’re all very proud to have received this award. Cheers!”

AA Guest Accommodation of the Year, Scotland – Ivybank Lodge, Perth & Kinross

A representative for Ivybank Lodge said: “Thank you so much for this award – what an absolute honour and a privilege it is to receive it. A big thank you to the AA for supporting us throughout our journey and for their recognition of what we do, firstly by awarding us with our five-star gold rating and now the AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Scotland.”

AA Guest Accommodation of the Year, England – Bulleigh Barton Manor, Devon

A spokesperson from Bulleigh Barton Manor commented: “Thank you to the AA, for this recognition. Everyone knows it’s been a really tough year in the hospitality industry, but receiving this award recognises the fact we’ve kept going, upheld our standards, and it’s given us a real boost for the season ahead.”

AA Guest Accommodation of the Year, Wales – Firgrove Country House B&B, Denbighshire

The team at Firgrove Country House B&B commented: “Everyone at Firgrove would like to thank the AA for this most unexpected award, and may we send on our congratulations to the rest of the award winners.”

AA Outstanding Contribution Award – David Weston, Chairman of the B&B Association

David Weston said “Thank you, AA Hospitality, for honouring me with this amazing award. I’m really touched and overwhelmed. It’s been such a difficult year and I’m just pleased that, in a small way, I may have been able to help some of the B&Bs and guest houses that are really the lifeblood of our British tourism sector. So thank you very much and best wishes to everybody watching. Let’s all hope for rapid recovery and a much better year in 2022.”

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