Warner Leisure Hotels is voted the UK’s favourite!

Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2016.Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2016. Photo by Steve Dunlop.

We are very proud to announce that we won not one, but two, awards at the prestigious Globe Travel Awards 2016. Our wins were for Favourite UK Operator and Best UK Hotel Chain.

The awards, hosted by Dame Edna Everage and presented by television personality Piers Morgan, were held on Thursday 14 January 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London to celebrate the travel industry.

The Favourite UK Operator award is voted for by readers of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Mail Online making our award even more special as it was voted for by our guests. We were up against major hotel chains for the Best UK Hotel Chain but the UK travel agents who judged the category thought we were the most deserving of the honour

Piers Morgan presented the awards to our Sales & Marketing Director, Mat Finch, who added:

“We are thrilled to be so highly recognised in the travel industry with these awards and would like to thank our guests who voted for us as well as our site staff who work hard to deliver impeccable service and create a memorable experience to every guest.”

Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2016.Best UK Hotel Chain. Sponsor Covermore Insurance. Warner Leisure Hotels. Dame Edna Everage. Warner Leisure Hotels. Lucy Huxley, Travel Weekly. Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2016. Photo by Steve Dunlop.

Somerset Cheat Sheet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Somerset is one of our favourite areas of the UK – with so much to see and do, and not forgetting the wide range of delicious local food and drink, visitors to the area are spoiled for choice. In fact, you’ll probably need to return again and again to see even half of what’s available. Whether it’s your first time in Somerset or you’re a regular here, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet to help you easily discover its hidden gems. From top areas of interest to stunning gardens, best kept secrets to not-to-be-missed annual events, there’s something to suit all tastes.

Explore Somerset

Somerset is comprised of many bustling areas, all offering plenty to tourists and residents alike. So whether you fancy a relaxing spa day in Bath, a spot of retail therapy in Taunton or a day exploring the countryside in Glastonbury, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to pay a visit to Cheddar, home to Cheddar Gorge where the famous cheese is still matured today. Fancy a daytrip to the seaside? Then head to Weston-Super-Mare for traditional seaside fun.

Events not-to-be-missed

There’s always something going on in Somerset so if you’re in the area, be sure to consult our list of annual events. From the Yeovil Beer Festival in April to Glastonbury Festival in June; Taunton Flower Show in August to the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival every November, finding a new event is easy.

Glorious gardens

The green-fingered among you will appreciate the many spectacular gardens of Somerset. From the official Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) partner garden, The Walled Gardens of Cannington, in Bridgwater to the historic gardens of Hestercombe in Taunton, Somerset gardens are truly a sight to behold.

Where to eat

With so many local delicacies to try, knowing where to eat can be tricky – but it doesn’t have to be. Book a table at any of our recommended restaurants and be assured of top-quality, award-winning food every time. Whether you’re looking to romance a loved one or simply want a bite to eat en-route to somewhere, we’ve got you covered.

Best kept secrets

Take a trip to the Perry’s Cider orchard and factory to learn all about how this popular Somerset drink is made – don’t forget to buy a few bottles before you leave. If you’re a fan of shopping, head to Clarks Village Factory Outlet Store to save money on well-known brands including Lakeland, M&S, and of course Clarks. Fans of the TV series Broadchurch will love a visit to the seaside village of West Bay – see how much you recognise from the show.

For more information about what’s on offer in Somerset, check out our cheat sheet infographic below. If Somerset appeals to you, why not book a stay at our Cricket St. Thomas Hotel and explore the area for yourself.




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<p>Somerset Cheat Sheet– An infographic by the team at <a href=”http://blog.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk/“>Warner Leisure Hotels</a></p>