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Eastnor Castle Shortlisted for UK Wedding Awards 2016

Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Castle has been named as one of the UK businesses to be shortlisted for an award in the UK Wedding Awards 2016.

Eastnor Castle previously won one of the prestigious Hudson’s Heritage awards in March last year, for Best Accommodation, and is now hoping to be named Best Castle Venue 2016 in the UK Wedding Awards.

These awards recognise the very best of the UK’s wedding industry and celebrates all aspects of the bridal industry, with 23 categories from venue, wedding dresses, jewellery and honeymoons.

Eastnor castle is competing against nine other castle venues across the country. The voting will close on 11th February. If you would like to cast your vote for Eastnor Castle as well as the 22 other categories, visit

Glewstone Court Country House Hotel Achieve Good Hotel Award

Glewstone Court House

Glewstone Court are thrilled to announce that they have been handpicked to receive the prestigious ‘Good Hotel Award’, 1 of 11 winners selected out of 38,939 hotels in the UK.

Glewstone Court Country House Hotel recognise the attraction of this charming Country House Hotel and Restaurant lies not only in the splendour of the Georgian listed building but in making guests feel truly at home with a warm, friendly welcome, character-filled comfortable lounges, open fires and breathtaking views. – Good Hotel Award.

Glewstone would like to take this opportunity to thank all their loyal customers and staff for their continued support. To celebrate they are going to offer the first 8 callers a 2 night stay for the price of 1 on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd January or Friday 5th and Saturday 6th February. Beat the January blues and treat yourself to a relaxing weekend away, call them on 01989 770 367 and quote ‘Good Hotel Award’ to claim this fantastic offer.

Castle House, Hereford Named as One of Top Ten Hotels in the Country

After a memorable stay by Fiona Duncan in 2015, Castle House has been recognised as one of the top ten hotels for 2016 by The Sunday Telegraph national newspaper.

The Judge’s Lodging, Presteigne Shortlisted for Hudsons Heritage Award

The Judge’s Lodging are delighted to be shortlisted for the prestigious Husdons Heritage Awards, under the Best New Discovery category. There’s stiff competition as they are competing against Bletchley park (amoungst others), but we know they are in with a great opportunity to win!

Somerville House 8th Position out of Trivago Top Hotels in the West Midlands

Somerville House

We are delighted that, from their researches among their clients, that Trivago have found Somerville House to be judged Trivago Top Hotel in Herefordshire, in 8th position in their top 20 Hotels in the West Midlands!

This adds to Somerville’s accolades of 5 Stars for Guest Accommodation from the AA hotel inspectors for the past 8 years and the Tripadvisor Hall of Fame award received this year for consistently achieving the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in the last 5 years.

Bill and Rosie commented, “We must be doing something right, but we do not wish to rest on our laurels, and will continue to assess our offering so that we can continue to improve and exceed the expectations of our guests.”