Dunkery Beacon scoops two bronzes at Tourism Awards
|Published: 22nd November 2019 13:00|
STAFF at a Country House Hotel on Exmoor are celebrating after scooping two bronze awards at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards yesterday (November 21, 2019).
Dunkery Beacon in Wootton Courtenay near Dunster won the bronze accolade in the Small Hotel of the Year category and bronze for its Coleridge Restaurant in the Restaurant/Bistro of the Year category.
Jane Bradley, who runs the award-winning hotel together with her husband, John, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have picked up two bronze awards. We are extremely proud of our restaurant and accommodation facilities we provide so to have these recognised is brilliant. We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to our staff and loyal customers for their continued support, we couldn’t do it without them.
“We’d also like to say a huge congratulations to all of the other winners from the night too.”
The Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards were sponsored by NFU Mutual Clifton and Wrington. The winners were announced by Laura Rawlings from BBC Bristol at a dinner at the Bristol Marriot Hotel City Centre.
One hundred and forty-two entries were received from across Somerset, with a record 82 finalists.
John has more than 27 years’ experience in catering, notching up numerous top chef roles in this country and overseas.
Jane also has a background in hospitality and worked in the wine industry for more than 15 years.
Jane continued: “We pride ourselves on offering luxury accommodation for those wishing to escape the humdrum of day-to-day life and to unwind in a truly tranquil location with stunning scenery all around.
“Our award-winning Coleridge Restaurant offers relaxed yet classic dining with a seasonally changing, à la carte menu and a focus on locally-sourced produce and our wine list is supplied by top London merchants, Berry Bros. & Rudd and Christopher Piper Wines in Ottery St Mary, Devon. We’re the only establishment in the area to offer such a sophisticated selection of wines to diners.
“We use as much local, seasonal produce as possible including Exmoor honey, eggs, pork and even offers Exmoor roasted coffee and blended tea.
“Also on the menu is sea bass, bream, trout, cod and scallops from the nearby Devon coast – Exmoor straddles both Somerset and Devon.”
To find out more about Dunkery Beacon Country House, please call 01643 841 241 or visit www.dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk.