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Join the AA Bed and Breakfast Scheme


Be recognised for the quality you offer

The Bed and Breakfast Scheme includes Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and Restaurants with Rooms. Businesses participating in the scheme cannot use ‘hotel’ as part of their business name – in this case, your assessment would be as a hotel instead.

There are 3 different membership levels for Bed and Breakfast: Quality Star Rated; Quality Assessed; and Visitor Ready.

Quality Star Rating

This involves an overnight inspection testing all services, resulting in a star rating (from 3 to 5) if the criteria are met. When you apply to join the scheme, you’ll be inspected and rated by one of our professional inspectors who will visit overnight as a mystery guest. The following morning the inspector will discuss their visit and give you constructive feedback. 

As well as your establishment having a page on RatedTrips.com, you'll have access to AA logos, signage, and a range of marketing benefits. Full scheme members are eligible for our B&B Awards, including Gold Stars, Silver Stars and Breakfast Award.

Download an AA application form

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Quality Assessed

This accreditation level involves a full inspection, testing all services to ensure minimum quality standards are met, but with no star rating awarded. Establishments are eligible for, and may achieve, other associated awards such as our food scheme AA Rosettes.

Download an AA application form

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Visitor Ready

This is a free, entry-level compliance accreditation scheme that will provide your business with a digital badge to verify that all mandatory legal requirements are being met. Displaying the badge on your website will show that you are a safe and trusted venue to visit.
Your Visitor Ready account can also be used as a secure online wallet for your compliance documents, and you can receive reminders for when documents need to be renewed.

Sign up to Visitor Ready

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