The Gold Award is the highest Award for Excellence in Tourism in England which VisitEngland can bestow. The Old Rectory was presented with their Gold Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 12 May 2014 at The Jockey Club, Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham.
Commenting on the Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said “We received hundreds of applications of an exceptionally high quality making the competition for a Gold Award extremely tough. It is therefore a tremendous achievement for The Old Rectory to win a Gold Award, the highest accolade for Excellence in Tourism which VisitEngland can bestow. They have raised the bar for excellence for others to aspire to and I warmly congratulate them on their exemplary contribution to tourism in this country.”.
Speaking on behalf of The Old Rectory, owner Huw Rees said “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award from Visit England. This award symbolises our longevity and consistent quality of service over many years now, and is a reflection on our longstanding team of brilliant local people, who deliver our very special brand of hospitality so well. We also thank our guests, many of whom return time and time again to our little hotel in this wonderful corner of the world.”
“We are really pleased to be doing our bit to help promote excellence in tourism in Exmoor and North Devon.”