Awards

As one of the most highly acclaimed Country House Hotels in the UK, the team at Gidleigh Park work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience time and time again.

The team have been recognised for their hard work, dedication and passion for the industry, the hotel have had a superb year receiving prestigious awards and accolades throughout 2013.

Gidleigh Park is a beacon of quality in the South West and our excellence has been recognised in a number of prestigious awards. In 2012, we retained our two Michelin stars for the thirteenth year in a row, recognising the talent and creativity of executive head chef, Michael Caines MBE, and his team.

  • Harden's Sunday Times Food List:
    Best Restaurant 2014/2015 - 9th, 2013/2014 - 1st, 2012/2013 - 1st, 2011/2012 - 3rd
    Best Wine List 2013, 2012, 2011
    Best Service 2013 - 2nd
    Best Front of House Team 2011
    Best Restaurant in the South West 2011, 2010
    Best Place to Stay 2011 - 2nd
    Highly respected ratings, awarded based on reports of genuine guests and diners, based solely on the product being reviewed.

  • Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Award 2014, 2013, 2012
    Awarded based on the quality of user reviews over the previous twelve months.

  • Food and Drink Devon 'Love the Flavour' Awards, Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2014
    These awards commend establishments across Devon for their dedication to providing food and drink of outstanding quality whilst respecting the relationship with the natural landscape.

  • A Five Red Stars, Inspector's Choice 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
    These hotels stand out as the very best in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, regardless of style. They are recognised for their luxurious accommodation and public areas, offering a variety of extra facilities. They have exceptional standards of guest service and a high quality restaurant and wine list.

  • AA Five Rosettes 2014, 2013
    These outstanding restaurants are the pinnacle of dining options, where cooking is some of the best in the world. These restaurants have highly individual voices, exhibit breathtaking culinary skills and set standards to which others aspire to, yet few achieve.

  • Food Magazine Readers' Awards - Best Hotel in the South West 2014
    A prestiguous award, voted for exclusively by readers of Food Magazune and their Insider's Guide website.

  • World of Fine Wines Wine List Awards - Three Stars 2014
    Accolades given by the internationally acclaimed wine publication, offering a sophisticated assessment of fine wine. They celebrate the importance of a good wine selection, as distinct from a massive compilation in the modern dining experience around the world. Three stars is the top accolade.

  • Taittinger Conde Nast Johansens Wine List of the Year Awards - Special Award 'As Nature Intended' Commendation for Excellent Selection of Bio-dynamic and Organic Wines 2014
    Prestigious luxury travel awards which recognise and celebrate excellence across the recommended properties in the Conde Naste Johansens guide. The accolades are a trusted mark of quality, representing the finest standards and best value for money in luxury travel. Sponsored by renowned Champagne house, Taittinger.

  • Two Michelin Stars - Executive Chef Michael Caines MBE 2013-1999
    This prestigious award is a much-coveted reflection of the quality, mastery of technique, personality and consistency of food. As per the Michelin Guide, restaurants with two stars are "A restaurant worth a detour, indictating excellent cuisine and skillfully and carefully crafted dishes of outstanding quality".

  • South West Tourism Excellence Awards:
    Small Hotel of the Year 2013
    South West Restaurant of the Year - Taste of the West 2011
    Recognising a commitment to being excellent, serving exceptional quality of food and service with an inspirational and innovative attitude.

  • Food and Travel Awards:
    Hotel of the Year 2012
    Rural Hotel of the Year 2012
    Honouring the best of the best in the world of food and drink and travel, awarded by the renowned Food and Travel Magazine.

  • AA Wine Awards - Notable Wine List 2012, 2011
    These respected awards recognise establishments where the wine selection offers exquisite quality, selection and presentation.

  • Acorn Award - Edouard Oger 2012
    Designed to acknowledge passion and reward talent, the Acorn is awarded to 30 people under 30 who are chosen by their peers as having made an impression in their field. Winners consistently go on to be leaders in their area of industry.

  • Visit Devon Tourism Awards:
    Hotel of the Year - joint Gold with Bovey Castle 2011
    Taste of Devon - joint Gold with The Lamb Inn, Sandford 2011
    Awarded to highlight the very best across Devon's diverse tourism industry to further promote them nationally.

  • Visit Britain Gold Award 2011
    Awarded to properties in recognition of outstanding quality in relation to its star rating, or for surpassing quality expected from star rating.

  • Remy Martin XO Excellence Award - Best All Round Restaurant 2011
    In association with Harden's, this award recognises the crème de la crème in the UK restaurant market.

  • Conde Nast Johansens Excellence Award - Most Excellent Restaurant 2011
    Prestigious luxury travel awards which recognise and celebrate excellence across the recommended properties in the Conde Naste Johansens guide. The accolades are a trusted mark of quality, representing the finest standards and best value for money in luxury travel.

  • The Telegraph Travel Awards - Favourite UK Hotel - runner up 2011
    Rewards operators, people and placed that continue to surpass guest expectations. Awards are voted for entirely by The Telegraph's readership.

  • Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards - North West Chef of the Year - Michael Caines 2011
    Local food festival celebrating local food and drinks produces in Cheshire.