our 2016<br />B&B awards

best overall

The Reading Rooms, Margate

"This place is a real, genuine treat. The breakfast - as you might expect - is world class, and the king size beds are heavenly. But beyond that, everything is unerringly beautiful and elegantly sumptuous. Stepping into The Reading Rooms feels like stepping onto the pages of a style magazine. Everything from the big investments (gleaming roll top baths and monsoon showers in every room) to the tiny touches (sea salt served in oyster shells at breakfast) whispers luxury, comfort and escape. This is a wonderful place to spend a night, and a delightful setting to start a morning. A lovely place run by lovely people, it's nigh-on impossible to find a box it doesn't tick. A genuine game changer for British B&Bs: top, top marks.”

Jonathan Thompson, Travel Writer

www.thereadingroomsmargate.co.uk

breakfast like no other

Hay Barton, Cornwall

"At Hay Barton, crispy thick bacon is served alongside the most perfect sausages, delicious mushrooms and herby tomatoes. All the meat is from their neighbour’s farm shop and you can really taste the difference. Their own chickens provide the eggs and are served however you like, and their baked beans are homemade too – they really made it hard to leave.”

Stacey Smith, Crummbs Blog

www.haybarton.com

quirky character

Camomile Cottage, Suffolk

“Camomile Cottage is absolutely beautiful. Set in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, the 500 year-old building has been decorated in a charmingly traditional manner and Aly (the owner) really makes you feel at home. It has all of the mod cons you could wish for but has retained its authenticity, and we could have happily holed up in front of the log burner, eating home-made cake forever.”

Carole King, co-founder at Heart Home

www.camomilecottage.co.uk

a dog’s best friend

Nantgwynfaen Organic Farm, Wales

“I’ve already recommended Nantgwynfaen Organic Farm to friends, family and colleagues, both with and without dogs – it’s a very special place. The owners welcomed Pixelo and I with open arms and she was free to roam the farmhouse, they didn’t even mind her sneaking off when I wasn’t looking! They also have their own dog so it was lovely to watch them play, we were made to feel very much at home.”

Gareth Salter, journalist at Dog Friendly Magazine

www.organicfarmwales.co.uk

friendliest hosts

Ponden Hall, Haworth, Yorkshire Moors

“As soon as I arrived, I was welcomed as if I were an old family friend. I felt looked after from the moment I walked in the door, and that they were genuinely pleased to have me stay with them. The B&B is more their home than a business and they achieve this balance beautifully. It was a wonderfully warm, happy and cosy place to stay.”

Poppy, Poppy Loves Blog

www.ponden-hall.co.uk

about our awards

We believe that life begins at breakfast and one of our greatest pleasures is waking up in a beautiful B&B somewhere special, with the whole day stretching out ahead. Britain is packed full of fantastic B&Bs, so we’re out to celebrate them, and the joys of holidaying in the UK, with our British B&B Awards.

our brilliant prizes

You nominated, we shortlisted and the judges decided. Every B&B that made it onto our monthly leaderboard won a lovely hamper of treats, and each of our monthly winners snapped up the coveted egg cup. And our overall winner – voted for by the judges – was left holding the official B&B Awards trophy. Congratulations all round!

Penbontbren Luxury B&B

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Penbontbren Luxury B&B

Ceredigion (Cardigan Bay) | Friendliest host
www.penbontbren.com

Penbontbren Luxury B&B

Ceredigion (Cardigan Bay) | Friendliest host
www.penbontbren.com

Penbontbren is the definitive luxury B&B with 5 lovely suites and a pretty Garden Room. Check out our (almost) flawless Tripadvisor reviews!

Mere Brook House

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Mere Brook House

Merseyside | Friendliest host
www.merebrookhouse.co.uk

Mere Brook House

Merseyside | Friendliest host
www.merebrookhouse.co.uk

Mere Brook House is an imposing Edwardian country house situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Thornton Hough, nestled between the famous cities of Liverpool and Chester. This makes it an ideal base for exploring both cities, as well as visiting the many attractions on the Wirral.

Offering 5 Star Gold bed and breakfast accommodation, there are eight lovely bedrooms and wonderful event facilities for celebrations and business meetings.

Hannah’s

Hampshire | Friendliest host
www.hannahsbedandbreakfast.co.uk

Located in a quiet courtyard in the heart of Winchester, hannah’s is fast becoming the accommodation of choice for visitors far and wide. For this is not your average bed and breakfast – it’s more in keeping with a luxury boutique hotel in every sense. A truly unique and exclusive place to stay…

Godshill Park Farm House

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Godshill Park Farm House

Isle of Wight | Quirky character
www.godshillparkfarm.uk.com

Godshill Park Farm House

Isle of Wight | Quirky character
www.godshillparkfarm.uk.com

Our luxury accommodation is situated on a working livestock farm in a hamlet near the picturesque village of Godshill in one of the most beautiful parts of the island. Peace and tranquility are guaranteed.

Geufron Hall B&B

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Geufron Hall B&B

Denbighshire | Friendliest host
www.geufronhall.co.uk

Geufron Hall B&B

Denbighshire | Friendliest host
www.geufronhall.co.uk

We, Beth and Carlton, gave up corporate life to open Geufron Hall, a five-star country house B&B with stunning views of the Vale of Llangollen – an area so beautiful it is labelled an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a World Heritage Site. Our aim is to ensure that all our guests enjoy the perfect Welsh holiday, so everything is locally sourced whenever possible.

Chevin Green Farm

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Chevin Green Farm

Derbyshire | Friendliest host
www.chevingreenfarm.com

Chevin Green Farm

Derbyshire | Friendliest host
www.chevingreenfarm.com

A beautiful, incredibly peaceful B&amp;B set in acres of quiet pastureland, boasting breathtaking views. The owner, Sarah, is the fourth generation of her family to live on the farm, and with just four bedrooms, guests are guaranteed a warm welcome and very friendly, personal service.

Dairy Barns B&B

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Dairy Barns B&B

Norfolk | Friendliest host
www.dairybarns.co.uk

Dairy Barns B&B

Norfolk | Friendliest host
www.dairybarns.co.uk

Dairy Barns is our family home and working farm.  All of our guests receive a personal welcome, with homemade cake on arrival, just as we welcome our family and friends.  We take great pride in all of our rooms and our local, much-loved homemade breakfast, with the aim of helping our guests enjoy “our Norfolk” as much as we do.

Escape Boutique B&B

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Escape Boutique B&B

Wales | Quirky character
www.escapebandb.co.uk

Escape Boutique B&B

Wales | Quirky character
www.escapebandb.co.uk

Llandudno’s highly acclaimed B&B; leading contemporary boutique bed & breakfast hotel offers exclusive, stylish and luxurious accommodation in a unique Victorian villa.

Argoed B&B

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Argoed B&B

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park | Breakfast like no other
www.argoed.info

Argoed B&B

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park | Breakfast like no other
www.argoed.info

An ancient house with views across a forest valley, where flowers grace the banks and owls hoot at night. We offer a spacious room for two with private bathroom, and guests also have a private living room with log fire. Plus, we cook up a delicious, organic breakfast with loads of healthy goodness to enjoy.

Camomile Cottage

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Camomile Cottage

Suffolk | Quirky character
www.camomilecottage.co.uk

Camomile Cottage

Suffolk | Quirky character
www.camomilecottage.co.uk

A traditional 16th-century timber-framed Suffolk farmhouse offering luxury B&B accommodation. With real log fires, unspoilt original timber interiors, ensuite bedrooms made up with goose-down duvets and romantic period furnishings, we aim to make your stay relaxing and comfortable.

The Dabbling Duck

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The Dabbling Duck

Norfolk | Friendliest host
www.thedabblingduck.co.uk

The Dabbling Duck

Norfolk | Friendliest host
www.thedabblingduck.co.uk

A B&B with six comfortable rooms, we combine good food, good wine and a friendly village-pub atmosphere. Wherever possible the produce used in the kitchens is locally sourced, often from our own land, and we’re particularly proud of our game dishes.

Hay Barton

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Hay Barton

Cornwall | Breakfast like no other
www.haybarton.com

Hay Barton

Cornwall | Breakfast like no other
www.haybarton.com

At this Roseland B&B, our motto is Big Beds, Big Baths and Big Breakfast. We enjoy having people to stay and will do all we can to look after your needs. Our breakfasts, made with lots of homemade or locally produced products, have won a Sawday’s Award.

Stoneborough House

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Stoneborough House

Devon | Friendliest host
www.stoneboroughhouse.co.uk

Stoneborough House

Devon | Friendliest host
www.stoneboroughhouse.co.uk

A stunning, elegant Edwardian B&B in Budleigh Salterton, on the Jurassic Coast. Guests are welcome to relax in the sitting room or the large conservatory or can soak up the sunshine in our beautiful garden. And we think our breakfasts are rather special.

The Old Forge

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The Old Forge

Devon | Quirky character
www.theoldforgenorthdevon.com

The Old Forge

Devon | Quirky character
www.theoldforgenorthdevon.com

Nestling in the heart of the village of Bishops Tawton, The Old Forge offers guests a warm welcome, a great night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast. Delicious four-course evening meals are also available, prepared with fresh local produce and fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden.

The Reading Rooms

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The Reading Rooms

Margate | Breakfast like no other
www.thereadingroomsmargate.co.uk

The Reading Rooms

Margate | Breakfast like no other
www.thereadingroomsmargate.co.uk

A unique place to stay in Margate on the East Kent coast, with three spacious rooms, each covering an entire floor of a Georgian townhouse. Guests can enjoy large en-suite bathrooms packed with goodies from Ren Skincare and epic room-service breakfasts served as private dining overlooking the tree-lined square.

The Wellington Arms

July 2016 winner

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The Wellington Arms

Hampshire | Breakfast like no other
www.thewellingtonarms.com

The Wellington Arms

Hampshire | Breakfast like no other
www.thewellingtonarms.com

An award-winning pub in the countryside on the North Hampshire/Berkshire border, we have four beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms over the pub, in our converted 17th-century oak-framed hay store and green oak barn, and serve carefully crafted, unpretentious dishes using homegrown and local produce.

White Lodge Luxury

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White Lodge Luxury

East Sussex | Friendliest host
www.whitelodgebedandbreakfastlewes.com

White Lodge Luxury

East Sussex | Friendliest host
www.whitelodgebedandbreakfastlewes.com

A spectacularly renovated modernist villa set in 10 peaceful acres of woodland and gardens, offering luxurious accommodation, great local food and good company. Opened in February 2015, we have been voted by guests as the No 1 B&B in Lewes and have a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

Wollaston Lodge

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Wollaston Lodge

Shropshire | Friendliest host
www.wollastonlodge.co.uk

Wollaston Lodge

Shropshire | Friendliest host
www.wollastonlodge.co.uk

A relaxed boutique B&B in a Victorian hunting lodge built in the 1840s, nestled in a beautiful Shropshire valley. Enjoy the countryside, visit historic Shrewsbury or Powis Castle, or just chill with a glass in our Italianate gardens. For breakfast, our mushroom bacon and brie brioche with poached egg is always popular.

Avon Beach

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Avon Beach

Dorset | Friendliest host
www.avonbeachbandb.co.uk

Avon Beach

Dorset | Friendliest host
www.avonbeachbandb.co.uk

We have two beautiful ensuite double/twin rooms, situated in a beautiful and peaceful location, 5 minutes’ level walking from the award-winning Avon Beach. We source our products locally in order to ensure freshness and flavour, and offer a variety of breakfasts, from home-cooked Full English to smoked salmon or pancakes.

Boreham House

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Boreham House

East Sussex | Friendliest host
www.borehamhouse.com

Boreham House

East Sussex | Friendliest host
www.borehamhouse.com

Set in amazing Sussex countryside, this luxury 5-star bed & breakfast is a beautiful Georgian house full of character and charm. We offer sumptuous rooms, the finest linen, soft towels and great breakfasts, making this just the place to rest, relax and enjoy fresh air or a wealth of British history!

Leworthy Farmhouse

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Leworthy Farmhouse

Devon | Breakfast like no other
www.leworthyfarmhouse.co.uk

Leworthy Farmhouse

Devon | Breakfast like no other
www.leworthyfarmhouse.co.uk

Unwind in our beautiful 4-star Silver Award “Adults Only” farmhouse B&B. Situated within a three-acre smallholding, we have stunning gardens, rare-breed livestock and a coarse-fishing lake. Our award-winning breakfasts, a good night’s sleep and homely atmosphere will ensure you become a regular.

Heads Nook Hall

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Heads Nook Hall

Cumbria | Friendliest host
www.headsnookhall.co.uk

Heads Nook Hall

Cumbria | Friendliest host
www.headsnookhall.co.uk

Located on the edge of a village just seven miles from Carlisle, we offer a luxury country guesthouse experience in a magnificent 1840s building retaining all its Victorian features, including a panelled dining room. Spacious rooms give extensive views of our grounds, and we make an ideal base for the Lake District.

The Old Priory

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The Old Priory

Roxburghshire | Friendliest host
www.theoldpriorykelso.com

The Old Priory

Roxburghshire | Friendliest host
www.theoldpriorykelso.com

Not boutique, nor a hotel, we just offer you the kind of accommodation that you’d hope to receive when you visit friends, a little bit of luxury, warmth and the chance to stay in a house dating from 1796. You’ll enjoy traditional bed & breakfast hospitality in a family home, with a friendly, relaxed feel.

The Old Stocks Inn

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The Old Stocks Inn

Stow-on-the-Wold | Quirky character
www.oldstocksinn.com

The Old Stocks Inn

Stow-on-the-Wold | Quirky character
www.oldstocksinn.com

Priding ourselves on the warmest welcome in the Cotswolds, we’re a luxurious but not stuffy boutique hotel in a recently refurbished 17th-century coaching inn in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold. We’re passionate about what we do and we have fun doing it, and we think this all adds up to a unique experience for our guests.

Swan House

August 2016 winner

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Swan House

East Sussex | Friendliest host
www.swanhousehastings.co.uk

Swan House

East Sussex | Friendliest host
www.swanhousehastings.co.uk

Swan House is an award-winning luxury 5-star B&B, situated in the heart of Hastings Old Town, deep in 1066 Country. Steeped in history, our half-timbered 15th-century house oozes charm and relaxation, and we’re very proud of the welcome we give – and of our locally sourced breakfasts!

Tavistock House Hotel

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Tavistock House Hotel

Devon | Friendliest host
www.tavistockhousehotel.co.uk

Tavistock House Hotel

Devon | Friendliest host
www.tavistockhousehotel.co.uk

A boutique hotel situated in a Victorian townhouse built by the Duke of Bedford, lovingly refurbished with individually designed rooms in sumptuous surroundings where you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome. Enjoy freshly cooked breakfasts and light lunches – and be sure to try our cream tea!

Yewfield Vegetarian Guest House

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Yewfield Vegetarian Guest House

Cumbria | Breakfast like no other
www.yewfield.co.uk

Yewfield Vegetarian Guest House

Cumbria | Breakfast like no other
www.yewfield.co.uk

We’re situated in 80 acres of private grounds in the heart of the Lake District, with lovely walks right from the doorstep. After a gentle stroll or a good hike to the high peaks, you can relax in our gardens or on cooler days sit by the log fire in the lounge and catch up with a good book.

Trevigue

September 2016 winner

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Trevigue

Cornwall | Friendliest host
www.trevigue.com

Trevigue

Cornwall | Friendliest host
www.trevigue.com

Trevigue is a beautiful 16th century farmhouse located high on the rugged North Cornish cliffs. Each bedroom is bedecked with fine white linens, fluffy duvets and high quality pocket-sprung beds. The warm and homely backdrop of this historic farmhouse is one of the reasons it was voted one of the friendliest B&Bs in the UK.

The Pig in the Wall

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The Pig in the Wall

Hampshire | Friendliest host
www.thepighotel.com

The Pig in the Wall

Hampshire | Friendliest host
www.thepighotel.com

A stylish hotel featuring 12 shabby chic bedrooms set within Southampton’s historic medieval walls. The hotel also has a delicious deli counter serving charcuterie boards, salads and great wines by the glass.

Ponden Hall

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Ponden Hall

West Yorkshire | Friendliest host
www.ponden-hall.co.uk

Ponden Hall

West Yorkshire | Friendliest host
www.ponden-hall.co.uk

This Jacobean farmhouse, set high on the Yorkshire Moors overlooking Ponden Reservoir, was often visited by the Brontë children and inspired Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’. In one of the three historic bedrooms is the ‘Cathy’ window, which is believed to have inspired the famous scene with Cathy’s ghost.

Nantgwynfaen Organic Farm

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Nantgwynfaen Organic Farm

Ceredigion | Friendliest host
www.organicfarmwales.co.uk

Nantgwynfaen Organic Farm

Ceredigion | Friendliest host
www.organicfarmwales.co.uk

A beautiful stone and slate farmhouse nestled on an organic farm. As well as two B&B rooms, there is also glamping accommodation and a secluded wooden cabin. Rooms have crisp white sheets and there is real table linen, fresh flowers and organic local food including freshly baked bread, homemade marmalade, and eggs and sausages from the farm.

Gruline Home Farm

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Gruline Home Farm

Isle of Mull | Friendliest host
www.grulinehomefarm.com

Gruline Home Farm

Isle of Mull | Friendliest host
www.grulinehomefarm.com

An idyllic location at the heart of the Isle of Mull with eagles, otters and fallow deer all around. An 1840s renovated farmhouse with two large en-suite bedrooms boasting mountain views and a comfortable lounge, conservatory and garden in which to relax.

Gladstone’s Library

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Gladstone’s Library

Flintshire | Friendliest host
www.gladstoneslibrary.org

Gladstone’s Library

Flintshire | Friendliest host
www.gladstoneslibrary.org

Gladstone’s Library is Britain’s only residential library, with 26 boutique bedrooms at one end and 250,000 books, journals and printed items at the other. The Library is the national memorial to William Gladstone and offers a comfortable, sociable and stimulating environment in which to read, relax, converse and become inspired.

Castle of Park

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Castle of Park

Banffshire | Friendliest host
www.castleofpark.co.uk

Castle of Park

Banffshire | Friendliest host
www.castleofpark.co.uk

Castle of Park is Banffshire’s most special B&B. At its heart is a medieval castle whose foundations date back to the 13th century. Guests can feel at home whilst wandering through the castle’s reception rooms, which are filled with a superb collection of 19th and early 20th century art.

terms & conditions

  1. This promotion is only open to UK B&Bs and UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees and their immediate families of Dorset Cereals, its agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.
  2. No purchase is necessary however internet access is required.
  3. To enter: Between 30th March 2016 and 23.59 on the 30th April 2016:
    1. Visit www.dorsetcereals.co.uk and enter the name and the website URL of the B&B you want to nominate to win a B&B Award. Then, in no more than 250 characters, explain why that B&B deserves to win an award.
    2. All entries received will then be judged on their website by PromoVeritas and Dorset Cereals to select 36 different B&Bs to be showcased on the Leader Board based on various criteria:
      • The B&B must have character, charm and authenticity
      • Open-minded, friendly owners who love welcoming guests, who must have good conversations, humour and a sense of fun
      • Free-range pets and children are welcome
      • Hardly any rules and regulations
      • To be clean and hygienic
      • To be memorable and special, unique and not found anywhere else
      • Provides fantastic quality throughout the experience- from the food to comfort of the bed to friendliness of the owner.
      • Makes you feel welcome and recognised, not just another customer paying their bills.
    3. An email will then be sent to each of the 36 B&Bs shortlisted. The email will contain a link for the nominated B&B to register their details to see whether they will be chosen to be put onto the Leader Board and be in with a chance to win. The B&B must respond to register their details within 14 days, otherwise they will lose the right to be on the Leader Board.
    4. Each month between June and September 2016, 9 of the chosen B&Bs will be showcased on the Dorset Cereals website (36 in total). The 9 per month will be in no particular order and will be randomised by PromoVeritas.
  4. Monthly Voting: Visitors to the Dorset Cereals website will be able to vote for their favourite B&B from those showcased on the website.
  5. Maximum of one vote per person per month. To vote, visit www.dorsetcereals.co.uk and click on B&B Awards. In order to vote, you must submit your email address.
  6. Entries will be rejected if they:
    1. contain defamatory, malicious, indecent or other inappropriate content including sexist or racist language or imagery;
    2. include the names, likenesses, photographs or similar of any individual without their express permission;
    3. contain immoral or obscene behaviour;
    4. condone or encourage violent or anti-social behaviour;
    5. cause offence on the ground of religion, gender, sexual orientation, nudity, disability or age;
    6. refer to any brand other than the Promoter; or
    7. represent a danger, health and safety fear or distress.
  7. The Prizes:
    1. Monthly Prizes:
      1. Anyone voting is placed into a monthly draw to win a case of Dorset Cereals recipes (1 prize per month, 5 in total).
      2. The 36 B&Bs who make it onto the Leader Board will each receive:
        • a hamper full of Dorset Cereals recipes;
        • A toolkit & support to make the most of the logos and widgets available to the B&Bs from Dorset Cereals. This will be supplied shortly after the B&B has been nominated and selected (early May 2016).
    2. Monthly Top Vote Prize: The B&B on the Leader Board who gets the most votes in that month will receive a B&B Awards egg cup.
    3. Grand Prize: 5 B&Bs will win a B&B Awards Plaque at the awards ceremony (likely to take place in November 2016 – further details will be provided to the 5 B&Bs upon notification).
  8. Tokens:
    1. Anyone who nominates a B&B that then makes it onto the Leader Board will have 10 Tokens credited to their account. Tokens will be awarded once the successful B&B has been published on the Leader Board.
    2. Anyone that votes for a B&B will have 1 Token credited to their account.
      See www.dorsetcereals.co.uk/tokens/ for more full details on Tokens accounts.
  9. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of the Monthly Prizes from the date of confirmation onto the Leader Board or the last day of the month for the Top Vote Prize.
  10. For the Grand Prize to be won, the 36 B&Bs will be split into the following 5 categories:
    1. Quirky character;
    2. Friendliest host;
    3. Dog’s best friend;
    4. Breakfast like no other; and
    5. Best overall.

    and then judged by the Promoter and an independent judge based on Dorset Cereals’ brand feel.

  11. 15 B&Bs who have made it on to any of the monthly Leader Boards (3 for each category listed in clause 10 above), will be contacted by the email or phone details, which were supplied to Dorset Cereals when registering, from the 1st October and no later than 15th November 2016. The auditing of the 15 potentially winning B&Bs will take place between October and November. In the event that a nominee has not responded within 7 days of notification the promoter reserves the right to contact a reserve nominee. Should a B&B not be available to be audited during the allocated timeframe or be available for the awards ceremony the B&B will forfeit its award and the promoter reserves the right to contact a reserve nominee.
  12. The prizes must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prizes as stated.
  13. The Promoter may substitute the prizes for a prize of an equal or greater value if, for any reason, the original item is unavailable.
  14. No responsibility is accepted for nominations or votes lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
  15. By entering this Promotion the participants and the nominees agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  16. The Promoter reserves the right at its absolute discretion to disqualify nominations or votes which it considers do not comply with these terms and conditions or any participant who it reasonably believes has interfered with the fair running of this Promotion.
  17. The Promoter shall have the right, where necessary, to undertake all such action as is reasonable to protect itself against fraudulent or invalid claims including, without limitation, to require further verification as to the identity and other relevant details of a participant.
  18. Bulk entries will not be accepted. Incomplete or illegible bulk nominations, nominations or votes made by macros or other automated means (including systems which can be programmed to enter), and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’, masking their identity by manipulating IP addresses, using identities other than their own or any other automated means in order to increase that participant’s vote(s) in a way that is not consistent with the spirit of the promotion, that person’s vote(s) will be disqualified and any prize awarded which was based on the vote(s) will be void.
  19. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  20. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the name and county of the winning B&Bs. The winners may be required to participate in the Promoter’s marketing and promotional activities and by entering the Promotion consents to such participation.
  21. Any B&B that makes it onto the Leader Board will stay on the B&B Awards website for the duration of the campaign.
  22. The name and county of the winning B&Bs will be available for 2 months following from 1st December 2016 by sending an SAE to JS800 Dorset Cereals B&B Awards 2016, PO Box 704, Pinner, HA5 9PF.
  23. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the promotion and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. The Promoter may disclose a B&B’s personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting the promotion and the B&B Awards. See our privacy policy here.
  24. The Promoter shall not be liable for any interruption to this Promotion whether due to force majeure or other factors beyond the Promoter’s control.
  25. By entering the Promotion, the nominees agree to release the Promoter from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or with the acceptance, possession, attendance at or use of any prize (except death or personal injury caused by the Promoter’s negligence, for fraud, or otherwise as prohibited by law).
  26. We’d love to be able to tell people who has won and may ask for you to let us use your B&B’s name in our publicity materials, but would only do so with your consent.
  27. This Promotion is governed by English law.

The Promoter: Dorset Cereals, a division of ABF Grain Products Limited, Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QY.

terms & conditions

  1. This promotion is only open to UK B&Bs and UK residents aged 18 or over, excluding employees and their immediate families of Dorset Cereals, its agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.
  2. No purchase is necessary however internet access is required.
  3. To enter: Between 30th March 2016 and 23.59 on the 30th April 2016:
    1. Visit www.dorsetcereals.co.uk and enter the name and the website URL of the B&B you want to nominate to win a B&B Award. Then, in no more than 250 characters, explain why that B&B deserves to win an award.
    2. All entries received will then be judged on their website by PromoVeritas and Dorset Cereals to select 36 different B&Bs to be showcased on the Leader Board based on various criteria:
      • The B&B must have character, charm and authenticity
      • Open-minded, friendly owners who love welcoming guests, who must have good conversations, humour and a sense of fun
      • Free-range pets and children are welcome
      • Hardly any rules and regulations
      • To be clean and hygienic
      • To be memorable and special, unique and not found anywhere else
      • Provides fantastic quality throughout the experience- from the food to comfort of the bed to friendliness of the owner.
      • Makes you feel welcome and recognised, not just another customer paying their bills.
    3. An email will then be sent to each of the 36 B&Bs shortlisted. The email will contain a link for the nominated B&B to register their details to see whether they will be chosen to be put onto the Leader Board and be in with a chance to win. The B&B must respond to register their details within 14 days, otherwise they will lose the right to be on the Leader Board.
    4. Each month between June and September 2016, 9 of the chosen B&Bs will be showcased on the Dorset Cereals website (36 in total). The 9 per month will be in no particular order and will be randomised by PromoVeritas.
  4. Monthly Voting: Visitors to the Dorset Cereals website will be able to vote for their favourite B&B from those showcased on the website.
  5. Maximum of one vote per person per month. To vote, visit www.dorsetcereals.co.uk and click on B&B Awards. In order to vote, you must submit your email address.
  6. Entries will be rejected if they:
    1. contain defamatory, malicious, indecent or other inappropriate content including sexist or racist language or imagery;
    2. include the names, likenesses, photographs or similar of any individual without their express permission;
    3. contain immoral or obscene behaviour;
    4. condone or encourage violent or anti-social behaviour;
    5. cause offence on the ground of religion, gender, sexual orientation, nudity, disability or age;
    6. refer to any brand other than the Promoter; or
    7. represent a danger, health and safety fear or distress.
  7. The Prizes:
    1. Monthly Prizes:
      1. Anyone voting is placed into a monthly draw to win a case of Dorset Cereals recipes (1 prize per month, 5 in total).
      2. The 36 B&Bs who make it onto the Leader Board will each receive:
        • a hamper full of Dorset Cereals recipes;
        • A toolkit & support to make the most of the logos and widgets available to the B&Bs from Dorset Cereals. This will be supplied shortly after the B&B has been nominated and selected (early May 2016).
    2. Monthly Top Vote Prize: The B&B on the Leader Board who gets the most votes in that month will receive a B&B Awards egg cup.
    3. Grand Prize: 5 B&Bs will win a B&B Awards Plaque at the awards ceremony (likely to take place in November 2016 – further details will be provided to the 5 B&Bs upon notification).
  8. Tokens:
    1. Anyone who nominates a B&B that then makes it onto the Leader Board will have 10 Tokens credited to their account. Tokens will be awarded once the successful B&B has been published on the Leader Board.
    2. Anyone that votes for a B&B will have 1 Token credited to their account.
      See www.dorsetcereals.co.uk/tokens/ for more full details on Tokens accounts.
  9. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of the Monthly Prizes from the date of confirmation onto the Leader Board or the last day of the month for the Top Vote Prize.
  10. For the Grand Prize to be won, the 36 B&Bs will be split into the following 5 categories:
    1. Quirky character;
    2. Friendliest host;
    3. Dog’s best friend;
    4. Breakfast like no other; and
    5. Best overall.

    and then judged by the Promoter and an independent judge based on Dorset Cereals’ brand feel.

  11. 15 B&Bs who have made it on to any of the monthly Leader Boards (3 for each category listed in clause 10 above), will be contacted by the email or phone details, which were supplied to Dorset Cereals when registering, from the 1st October and no later than 15th November 2016. The auditing of the 15 potentially winning B&Bs will take place between October and November. In the event that a nominee has not responded within 7 days of notification the promoter reserves the right to contact a reserve nominee. Should a B&B not be available to be audited during the allocated timeframe or be available for the awards ceremony the B&B will forfeit its award and the promoter reserves the right to contact a reserve nominee.
  12. The prizes must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prizes as stated.
  13. The Promoter may substitute the prizes for a prize of an equal or greater value if, for any reason, the original item is unavailable.
  14. No responsibility is accepted for nominations or votes lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
  15. By entering this Promotion the participants and the nominees agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  16. The Promoter reserves the right at its absolute discretion to disqualify nominations or votes which it considers do not comply with these terms and conditions or any participant who it reasonably believes has interfered with the fair running of this Promotion.
  17. The Promoter shall have the right, where necessary, to undertake all such action as is reasonable to protect itself against fraudulent or invalid claims including, without limitation, to require further verification as to the identity and other relevant details of a participant.
  18. Bulk entries will not be accepted. Incomplete or illegible bulk nominations, nominations or votes made by macros or other automated means (including systems which can be programmed to enter), and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’, masking their identity by manipulating IP addresses, using identities other than their own or any other automated means in order to increase that participant’s vote(s) in a way that is not consistent with the spirit of the promotion, that person’s vote(s) will be disqualified and any prize awarded which was based on the vote(s) will be void.
  19. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  20. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the name and county of the winning B&Bs. The winners may be required to participate in the Promoter’s marketing and promotional activities and by entering the Promotion consents to such participation.
  21. Any B&B that makes it onto the Leader Board will stay on the B&B Awards website for the duration of the campaign.
  22. The name and county of the winning B&Bs will be available for 2 months following from 1st December 2016 by sending an SAE to JS800 Dorset Cereals B&B Awards 2016, PO Box 704, Pinner, HA5 9PF.
  23. The Promoter will only use the personal details supplied for the administration of the promotion and for no other purpose, unless we have your consent. The Promoter may disclose a B&B’s personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting the promotion and the B&B Awards. See our privacy policy here.
  24. The Promoter shall not be liable for any interruption to this Promotion whether due to force majeure or other factors beyond the Promoter’s control.
  25. By entering the Promotion, the nominees agree to release the Promoter from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or with the acceptance, possession, attendance at or use of any prize (except death or personal injury caused by the Promoter’s negligence, for fraud, or otherwise as prohibited by law).
  26. We’d love to be able to tell people who has won and may ask for you to let us use your B&B’s name in our publicity materials, but would only do so with your consent.
  27. This Promotion is governed by English law.

The Promoter: Dorset Cereals, a division of ABF Grain Products Limited, Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QY.

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