Great hospitality is the key to Britain’s reputation for excellence, which is why we’ve made up a list with the best hotels in the UK to stay in this year. Below are this year’s hotels with top marks for design, service and food, which surpass the average levels of satisfaction. Some of the best UK hotels for 2018, from rustic to chic ones, were hand picked, although there are several set to start welcoming guests in 2019.
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- Kinloch Lodge
For visitors to Kinloch Lodge the drive from Inverness Airport has two routes that are both among the best in Britain. For foodies, an option for diners here will take visitors on foraging trips, 20 years’ experienced expeditions, out to the island’s best fishing spots so pack a pair of waterproofs. Skye benefits from a car prepared to take you through and around its ululating landscapes. Being ready to leave the place only gets harder every day. Until the Seventies the home of the current high chief of Clan Donald, it was repurposed as a luxury hotel, and, on the arrival of chef Marcello Tully and of a Michelin star in 2010, Kinloch was put on the culinary map.
- Seven Hotel
Located in Southern Essex, in a seaside town, it opens early in February on Clifton Terrace, overlooking the sea, with a slick feel throughout it. With polished brass and huge floor-to-ceiling windows, the bedrooms are furnished in sea-green to reflect the colors of the Thames estuary. The bar stocks more than 30 varieties of gin as well as local Colchester native oysters.
- The Black Swan at Oldstead
Situated in Yorkshire, this outstanding family-run pub with rooms it’s a 30 minutes drive from York. The ancient Black Swan pub has got style to it, because it was tastefully restored, in a wonderful ‘Old Yorkshire’ character with thick walls, fire and lovely bays. Rooms vary starting from £ 250 per night and the 15 minutes from the A1 are seriously worth the detour, as it is real ‘God’s acre’ stuff. Within 10 minutes’ drive are the heathery moors and the ruined beauty of Byland Abbey.
- Soho Farmhouse
Soho House’s Nick Jones has made it one of the starriest hotels in Britain, a fairy-tale place where children never grow up. Construction began 15 months ago and resulted in a country hideaway with 40 cosy cabins, the very stuff of childhood dreams and Instagram accounts. In Oxfordshire is where you will find Jones’s latest creation, one of the 15 Houses across the world, as well as Cecconi’s restaurants. Wooden, corrugated iron, with interiors designed to perfection, but also bricks and mortar can be found at the seven-bedroom farmhouse with Soho House design. Jones’ followers plot their travels around stays at different Houses, and the newest one is just 90 minutes from London, 4,000-acre estate of Great Tew in the Cotswolds, just a 10-minute drive from Chipping Norton.