AA 5 Star Gold Award, Breakfast Award and Dinner Award 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024

Old Church Farm was first inspected by a secret AA hotel inspector in August 2018 and awarded us with the highest accolade – the Gold Award with 5 stars. The inspector also had an evening meal and breakfast – both were given awards too. (AA Rosettes are only offered to restaurants open to the public, which we do not have). We had a follow up surprise inspection in January 2019, February 2020, June 2021, March 2022 and February 2023  retaining our 5 stars and food awards for seven years running.

AA Dinner Award 2024
AA Breakfast Award 2024

The AA introduced a star rating system to classify hotels in 1912, and in 2006 they developed Common Quality Standards (alongside the main tourist boards including Visit England) for inspecting and rating accommodation. These standards and rating categories are now applied throughout the British Isles.

Kayak Awards 2023

The KAYAK Travel Awards promotes top-rated accommodation properties and encourages more travellers to trust and stay at these properties. The KAYAK Travel Awards is based on reviews and ratings from real travellers, i.e from people who have paid to stay at the hotel. This award goes to the hotels who score in the top 3 percent based on guest review scores left after their stay.

The Good Hotel Guide 2023

We are honoured to feature in the 2023 Good Hotel Guide. This annual publication is seen as one of the few independent review books that does not grant entry through payment but purely on merit. Entrants are reviewed by anonymous inspectors and need to maintain good reviews from the public in order to remain in the guide. The book features over 860 UK hotels, B&Bs and Guest Houses.

In 2023 we also were also awarded a special award – editor’s choice for Historic Stays – which was particularly pertinent for us commemorating the 1000th birthday of the property!

Good Hotel Guide Historic Stays Logo

Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards 2022

It is with immense pride that I can report that we won gold in the regional award scheme in the Guest House and B&B of the Year category sponsored by Barrington Associates.

We attained a Bronze in last year’s awards, which was the first time we had entered. Aside from the resulting publicity and kudos that these award schemes befer, a major benefit is receiving constructive criticism from industry experts. This feeds back into our running of the business and helps us to provide the best experience for our guests.

The UK Hospitality industry has been hit hard by Covid restrictions but we utilised the downtime to good effect for decorating, maintenance and enhancements to the property. The West of England has so much to offer visitors looking for countryside escapes or historical and cultural city breaks.

Check our web site again in March when our new section on places to go, things to see, where to eat and drink goes live.

Badge showing Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards Gold Medal for Guest House and B&B of the Year 2021-22 Traveller Review Awards 2023

Reviews on Booking.Com can only be made by guests who have booked through the online travel agent, so the reviews are 100% genuine. Therefore, we are particularly proud of our score of 9.6 out of 10 which is a consistent score for us over the past couple of years and one of the highest in the UK. So, thank you to everyone who left feedback, photos etc.


Travelmyth Awards 2021

International travel portal, Travelmyth, have awarded Old Church Farm “Top Small Hotel in South Gloucestershire 2021”. Their awards apparently are based on customer feedback from other websites, such as and Google. Thank you very much.

Old Church Farm is awarded top hotel in South Gloucestershire by Travelmyth

Eviivo Hidden Gem Award 2019 and Star Among Stars Award 2019

Having been shortlisted for the Eviivo Awards ‘Hidden Gem’ category for the South West region in August it seemed like an eternity awaiting award night held in the Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden on October 15th. It was a lovely evening of entertainment and a three course supper with champagne, wine and cocktails – all paid for by the host, Eviivo, who provide an online booking platform for many independent B&Bs, Guest Houses and Hotels (including ours).

The Hidden Gems category is the top prize and as such was the last to be announced. There were 5 shortlisted properties for each of the nine regions of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Old Church Farm was crowned winner of the South West region with particular reference to the cuisine. There was one last award to finish the evening – the coveted ‘Star Amongst Stars’ which is the overall winner chosen from the nine regions. The judges decided that this year’s national champion was Old Church Farm! I can’t express the elation that Kate and I felt and are grateful to everyone who have visited us and their superlative reviews. It was a night that we will cherish in our memories forever.

Eviivo Award for Hidden Gem category for the South West region
Logo of the Eviivo Awards Star Amongst Stars 2019 Award

eviivo is a young company aiming to transform independent tourism by delivering cool, cost-effective, all-in-one apps and services to small independent accommodation providers. eviivo helps over 16,000 hosts and hoteliers succeed online. We take away the burdensome tasks of managing online bookings, taking payments and gaining coverage on Online Travel Agencies (OTAs).