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Discover the best B&Bs in the UK for 2022

All the winners of this year's awards

The AA B&B awards 2022

The AA B&B awards celebrate the very best of Britain's B&Bs, in the following 8 categories: Friendliest B&B of the Year; Inn of the Year; Guest Accommodation of the Year for England, Scotland and Wales; and Breakfast of the Year for England, Scotland and Wales. 

Congratulations to all of the winners on their fantastic achievements – watch the announcement here.

AA Friendliest B&B of the Year:
The Hideaway at Windermere, Cumbria

Quietly tucked away in a lovely location, this beautiful Victorian Lakeland house is personally run by owners Richard and Lisa. Natural friendliness is The Hideaway’s recipe for success; service is attentive, with all guests being offered a slice of delicious homemade cake on arrival.

Discover the nine other properties in our top ten Friendliest B&Bs for 2022

AA Inn of the Year:
The Farrier, North Yorkshire

Situated on the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, The Farrier boasts luxurious individually designed bedrooms all subtly decorated with a tasteful equestrian theme – a nod to the property’s blacksmith origins. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served in the stylish and comfortable restaurant, which offers AA Rosette-standard cooking.

AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for England:
Highcliffe House, Devon

Highcliffe House boasts a simply stunning location with breath-taking views across the dramatic North Devon coastline. Inside things are equally impressive: public areas are inviting and sumptuous, and the breakfast, served in the elegant Orangery dining room, is a tour de force.


AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Scotland:
The Meikleour Arms, Perth & Kinross

Built in 1820, this popular country estate inn has gone from strength to strength in recent years with continued investment resulting in an impressive range of elegant contemporary bedrooms. The restaurant here is award winning and serves superb food with a Gallic twist, incorporating ingredients from the local estate.

AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Wales:
The Bear at Crickhowell, Powys

Situated in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this family-run historic inn has been welcoming guests for over 500 years. Hospitality has always been at the heart of this property and guests can be assured of a truly warm welcome from the team.

AA Breakfast of the Year for England:
Dorset House, Dorset

The emphasis at this friendly Lyme Regis B&B is on healthy home-made breakfasts. Many of the dishes are made by joint proprietor Lyn; the ginger and cranberry granola and sourdough apple cake are must-trys. The menu also changes daily to offer longer-stay guests a wide variety of options.

AA Breakfast of the Year for Scotland:
Arden Country House, West Lothian

Breakfast at Arden Country House is truly a great occasion – expect daily baking, and a choice between tasty lighter options and a first-class traditional cooked breakfast. The menu here changes seasonally to reflect the time of year and showcase delicious in-season local ingredients.

AA Breakfast of the Year for Wales:
Peterstone Court, Powys

This Grade II listed house in the beautiful Brecon Beacons is impressive in lots of ways – including its breakfast. The kitchen is at the heart of operations and serves up a tempting range of dishes, including Welsh rarebit, all featuring quality ingredients cooked to perfection.

Moor of Rannoch, Perth & Kinross

Top ten friendliest B&Bs for 2022

In addition to our category winner, the Hideaway at Windermere, the following nine B&Bs have also been recognised for their warm and personable hospitality in our top ten Friendliest B&Bs for 2022:

The Edwardene, Cumbria

The Chudleigh, Essex

The Forest, West Midlands

Lion House, Devon

Clydesdale, Devon

Benson House, Cambridge

Kingway Guesthouse, Edinburgh

Moor of Rannoch, Perth & Kinross

Old Mill Inn, Moray

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