Stapleford named best Gourmet Britain hotel
“The hotel’s range of activities – from golf through archery to a school of falconry – makes Stapleford a unique establishment.”
The grounds in winter
Set in 500 acres of parkland laid out by Capability Brown, Stapleford Park was built by the Sherard family in the 17th century and was turned into a hotel by the late Bob Peyton. Children are especially encouraged, with summer camps plus an enormous list of exciting activities.
Gourmet Britain is one of the leading online resources for foodies.
Created in 2005 by Simon Scrutton, who previously worked with Egon Ronay, it features a large range of foodie places recommended by readers.
A starter from the Casual Dining menu
Other 2011 Gourmet Britain winners include:
Best Restaurant: Bistrot Bruno Loubet, London
Best Gastro Pub: The Sportsman, Whitstable
Best Vegetarian Restaurant: Kalpna, Edinburgh
Best Ethnic Restaurant: Wings, Manchester
Best Café / Budget Restaurant: Leon Restaurants, across London
Best B&B or Restaurant with Rooms: Anchor Inn, Lower Froyle, Hampshire
Best Artisan Producer: Weald Smokery, East Sussex
Best Independently-Owned Shop: Unicorn, Manchester
Best Mail/Internet Order Supplier: Natoora, London