The famous Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor National Park has been crowned the best hotel in the South West in the annual Trencherman’s Awards.
In this 29th year of the Trencherman’s Guide, which showcases the South West of England’s best hotels, restaurants and dining pubs. over 20,000 votes were cast by readers. The Two Bridges Hotel picked up the top award in the Best Hotel category, closely followed by runners up Lucknam Park Hotel in Wiltshire, the Greenbank Hotel in Cornwall and The Pig near Bath. The region’s hospitality sector gathered for a glittering awards ceremony in Truro, where restaurants, hotels, dining pubs, chefs and front-of-house teams were recognised across nine different award categories.
The Trencherman’s Award is the third prestigious accolade for the Two Bridges Hotel in recent months. Last month the hotel received double Gold awards from Taste of the West – one for the restaurant and one for the hotel – and in October 2021 was crowned Best Restaurant by Food Drink Devon. Sister hotel The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock has also added to the group’s award tally in recent months, with a Gold award from Food Drink Devon, and a Silver and a Gold award from Taste of the West. Sarah Howard, Hotel Director at the Two Bridges Hotel and The Bedford Hotel, commented: “It’s an incredible honour to have received so many prestigious awards, and a real credit to our committed and hard-working team and to our dedicated local suppliers, particularly given the challenges of the last couple of years. We are all set for what is likely to be a busy year ahead, with Devon continuing to boom as a short break destination of choice, and we are looking forward to continuing to offer our returning guests, and those trying us for the first time, our famously warm welcome, exceptional hospitality and award-winning food.”
The Two Bridges Hotel receiving the Trencherman’s Award for Best Hotel. Left to right are Gabriella Greeff from award sponsor Noble Isle, and from the Two Bridges Hotel, Tom John, Mike Palmer, Ben Gentle and Carole Nally.