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Discover the best B&Bs in the UK for 2023

All the winners of the AA B&B awards 2023

The AA B&B Awards 2023

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 Fylde International, Blackpool, Lancashire

The Fylde is family-run and close to all Blackpool's attractions. A spacious lounge and a separate dedicated children's area ensure all guests can enjoy their stay. A substantial buffet breakfast is served and private parking is available.

Owners Vicky and Kate Easley, commented: “To say we are shocked is an understatement. We are very proud and humbled to have won the award. After owning and managing The Fylde International Blackpool for the past 18 years this is an incredible achievement. Our customers are the forefront of our business, and we aim to provide them with excellent customer service, quality and clean accommodation and a homely atmosphere."

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AA Inn of the Year

The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant, Crosthwaite, Cumbria

Located in the stunning Lyth Valley, this historic inn provides excellent standards of comfort and facilities. Its sumptuous bedrooms have a wealth of thoughtful extras, and imaginative food is served in the restaurant or the rustic bar. 

Richard Rose, owner of The Punch Bowl, said: “We’re hugely grateful to the AA for this award. I’ve been running the Punch Bowl for almost 20 years, and I’ve said on many occasions that it takes a special kind of person to really thrive in this line of work. Well, I’m very lucky to have a whole team of special people who always go the extra mile for our guests, so this award is for every single one of them."

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AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Wales

Parc-le-Breos House, Parkmill, Swansea

A Victorian hunting lodge with extensive gardens, not far from Three Cliffs Bay. Inside you'll find fresh flowers, pitch pine floors, crackling log fires and a distinctly laid-back style. Take your time to relax on the terrace with a high tea.

Kerry Edwards, of Parc Le Breos, said, “We are incredibly grateful and deeply honoured to accept this award. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the AA for their unwavering support and recognition. Parc Le Breos has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past 5 years, and our small family business has welcomed new members that make up our very hard working and dedicated team, each of whom has brought expertise and fresh ideas.”

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AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for Scotland

The Crusoe, Leven, Fife

The Crusoe overlooks the harbour onto the Forth in Lower Largo, the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the "real" Robinson Crusoe. The beach comes right up to some bedrooms which are all have luxurious extras provided as standard. 

Rachel Bucknall, director of The Crusoe said: “This is a fantastic achievement for our team, and we are so delighted to receive this award. Having taken on The Crusoe in the summer of 2021, during covid restrictions and after a really tough 18 months, this recognition really means a lot."

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AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for England

Market Cross Guest House, Belford, Northumberland

Market Cross Guest House offers beautiful, well-appointed rooms. Homemade bread and preserves make up part of the excellent breakfast. There's also a large garden in which to enjoy the evening sun. 

Owners Steve and Amanda White, said: “Running Market Cross has always been more than just a business for us, it’s a lifestyle choice. This means everything we do and everything we offer to our guests is part of us. It’s who we are. We have always valued being part of the AA as it allows us to be assessed by the best in the industry and they're always there for advice and support. Winning this award is recognition of our passion and commitment.”

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AA Breakfast of the Year for England

The Holcombe, Holcombe, Somerset

Dating back to the 16th century, The Holcombe has views towards Downside Abbey. The attentive team create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Real ales are served in the open-plan bar which has an attractive split-level restaurant.

Owners Caroline Gardiner and Alan Lucas, said: “We are thrilled to have received this award! The team are truly delighted, especially as breakfast is the last meal any guest remembers after they've checked out. It’s all about the finer details for us, like taking the time to source locally, and of course only the best ingredients! We use homegrown fruits on our delicious yoghurt, compote and granola pot, and reduce food wastage by asking guests to pre-order.”

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AA Breakfast of the Year for Wales

The Old Vicarage, Corris, Gwynedd

Located in the Dulas Valley, The Old Vicarage is a creatively restored country house with a spacious comfortable guest lounge, the setting for afternoon tea. A warm welcome is assured.

Kirsty Busfield, owner of The Old Vicarage, said: "We are still new to the industry, having moved to Corris in 2021; so, we’re completely humbled to have been chosen, especially given the high calibre of B&Bs in our country. We are incredibly lucky to have some phenomenal producers in and around the Dyfi Biosphere. It really makes our job very easy when designing our seasonal breakfast specials.”

AA Breakfast of the Year for Scotland

Craigadam, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

Set on a farm, this elegant country house offers a gracious and relaxed environment. Most bedrooms are set around a courtyard, and are strikingly individual in style. Public areas include a billiard room, and a panelled dining room. 

Celia Pickup of Craigadam, said: "What a lovely surprise to receive this prestigious award. This is a great recognition for all the Craigadam team and thanks very much to the anonymous AA inspector who nominated us."

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