The 15th edition of this much-loved guide brings together over 300 of Britain’s finest hotels and inns, with over 30 new entries. An inspiring and intriguing collection of Britain’s best-loved hotels – there’s something to delight everyone here.
Sawday’s very own hotel inspector has travelled the length and breadth of the land seeking out this celebrated selection of lovely small hotels; beacons of specialness, a world away from the monolithic chains, tempting us to whisk our loved ones away for wild and wonderful weekends. Honest write-ups take the slog out of finding the right place for you and in true Sawday’s tradition; each hotel has been chosen for its character, warmth and people that make your stay special.
Travel needn't be hurried and harried and far-flung: take a slow holiday or arrange a gathering nearby - and enjoy the huge diversity of British landscapes and architecture. We've tramped all over Britain to find truly special places to stay – or to gather for a wedding, party or meeting, from the grand or stylish to the cosy or quirky. We've found interesting and friendly people who will look after and feed you beautifully. We particularly like to celebrate those who promote Slow Food and sustainability generally - and Britain is home to some of the most enlightened establishments in the world, whose owners share our commitment to authenticity, individuality and conservation.
“Every time we open a Sawday’s guide we suddenly want to book a weekend away.”- The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Tom Bell has worked on Sawday's British Hotels guide for over 15 years and has a real eye for what makes a place special. He has also contributed to guides on Australia and New Zealand and to travel websites.