Independent hotel group ‘Best Loved Hotels’ have teamed up with ‘Greatest British Gourmet- Experiences’ to publish a printed and on-line guide to some of the best hotels and destinations across the UK.

With the growth of the British ‘Stay-cation’ and the desire by leisure seekers to consume a more ‘experiential’ break, this stylish guide has been created to provide inspiration for short breaks with a more personal touch from each of the 150+ independent hoteliers and experience providers.

Focusing on the nine Visit Britain-designated tourist regions of Britain, the guide provides an overview of each region, exploring unique experiences that can be booked, alongside free outdoor activities, museums and national attractions of interest.


Best Loved Hotels has over 20 years’ experience in promoting the finest accommodation in the UK and Ireland, each property representing the best of its kind in its locality and price range, from 5-star resorts and stately homes to welcoming B&Bs and village inns. Supported by specialist experiences created by Greatest British who focus on celebrating the best food led ‘Gourmet-Experiences’ across the UK.  Additional content focuses on over 30 independent cookery schools, accredited by ‘ICSA’ the Independent Cookery School Association, located throughout the UK

“The guide is designed to inspire our readers to seek out new travel destinations in the British Isles, all the while supporting the high-quality independent hotels which are the jewels in the crown of British hospitality,” says Julian Ebbutt, Managing Director of Best Loved Hotels. “It’s wonderful to see the hotels alongside such a wide range of exciting travel experiences, including 30 immersive cookery courses from across the country. We’re also delighted to present a range of handpicked accommodation from selected international partners.”

James Day, Founder of ‘Gourmet-Experiences’ added “Lifestyle seekers now demand more value during their Stay-cations. Time is short and value is more relevant than ever, so by offering a range of additional ‘experiential’ elements to their stay, means a win win for the hotelier and the guest, creating a memorable stay that includes ingredients that money cannot often buy, often encouraging a repeat visit.”

Lifestyle Brands and Gift Ideas

The guide is supported by premium lifestyle brands which include Taittinger Champagne, Aber Falls Whisky Distillery in Wales, Robert Welch Design Knives, Chase Distillery to name a few, plus it contains gourmet gift ideas and features.

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