Wensleydale B&B wins prestigious award

David and Louise Clarke owners of The Old Town Hall receiving a framed certificate and an engraved decanter for AA Guest Accommodation of the Year for England 2018-2019.

A Wensleydale B&B has won the prestigious AA Guest Accommodation of the Year award for England 2018.

The Old Town Hall B&B in Redmire received the title at the AA B&B Awards held at the Landmark Hotel, London.

The annual event recognises the diversity and individuality behind some of the nation’s most remarkable B&Bs and celebrates the people that devote their lives to running them.

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With five categories, ranging from the friendliest to the most unique, the winning establishments have been chosen due their impeccable service and superb offering.

The Old Town Hall won the award following a visit by one of the AA’s inspectors as a mystery guest, who then checked for everything from the accommodation and food to the levels of hospitality.

Introducing The Old Town Hall, Simon Numphud, managing director at AA Hotel & Hospitality Services said; “Our first award winner is located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in the picture postcard Wensleydale countryside. Guests can expect a warm & genuine hospitality with the experience further enhanced with the home baking & award winning breakfast with as much of the produce sourced locally as is possible.

“Open fires add to the warmth, charm & character of the property but it is the luxury of each individually designed bedroom that shows no stone has been left unturned when it comes to striving to offer the best possible guest experience. Sumptuous beds with high stitch count bedlinen, well stocked hospitality trays & luxury toiletries along with oversized absorbent towels.”

Louise Clarke, owner of The Old Town Hall said: “We are thrilled and honoured to win this prestigious award.

“When we moved from York and took over this B&B two and a half years ago, we never imagined we would be recognised by such a highly regarded organisation for doing something we enjoy.”


  1. A superb and accurate summing up of this marvellous B&B. Always a warm and genuine welcome and a superb place to stay.

  2. Have stayed at this B&B three times and the customer service is beyond reproach, beautifully cooked breakfasts and rooms that are a delight. This award is no more than they deserve.

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