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Taste of the West Awards


Best South West B&B

And the winner is The Elmdene Hotel

Here is the award presented to us by The Taste of the West at Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton, for being the Best B&B in the South West, we would like to thank all the Guests who stayed with us this year and for their very kind comments and reviews, we hope they return to stay with us next year, and celebrate this brilliant achievement,

Looks like Summer is here

SAM_1946When this Beautiful clematis flowers at the top of the car park. It only means one thing. Summer is here. Throw your coats away and enjoy the summer. After our award winning winter we are busy getting the Elmdene ready for another busy summer. We still have some limited availability for the high summer. Please call David & Tracy if you wish to make a reservation. Remember we will always beat any online price if you call us direct. Hope to see you all in the Summer


award 2015
Here is the fantastic award we were give for winning best B&B in the South West at Weston Super Mare Grand Pier,,It caps off what has been a wonderful year for us at Elmdene. We will have to get a bigger shelf for this one. We hope all our usual guests will again stay with us this year and help us celebrate this fantastic achievement.


Absolutely delighted to announce that Elmdene was a gold winner at the South West tourism awards at Weston Super Mares Grand pier last night. The opposition came from Gloucestershire all the way down to the Scilly Isles. There were a couple of silver and bronze in our category (best B&B / INN) and only one gold winner. Sometimes you are scared to dream but as the others were called out and we were left until last it was an amazing feeling. We will post some photos and a picture of the fantastic glass award in the next couple of days. What a sensational year for our little family run business. Thanks to everyone who has stayed with us, supported us with online reviews and made this dream become possible. A lovely boost for our town as well. Torquay beating Cornwall and Dorset is a major plus for us. Lets hope the sun shines and everyone has a fantastic season

Winter Improvements

We are busy at work painting and decorating in readiness for the new season. Rooms 4 and 6 have had a spruce up ,,and the usual repairs and maintenance are in full flow. We are at Weston Super – Mare pier on the 12th February for the South West awards. It is a really prestigious night where it really is the best of the west battling it out for the awards. We are up against some very good establishments as this award covers the whole of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall . We will post some photos of the big night and give you a report on how we fare. Fingers crossed everyone.

Visit Devon B&B of the year

accountsWe would just like to show you our gong for winning the above award. It takes pride of place at the front of our guesthouse. We have also been put forward into the south west finals at Weston pier on the 12th feb. This covers the whole of the south west from Gloucestershire to Lands End so the opposition will be pretty tough to say the least. It is an achievement to get as far as this so we will be going there and hoping we have done enough to get on the podium for a third time. Heady Days at the Elmdene

Elmdene voted best B&B in Devon

devonawardsWe are delighted to announce that at last nights prestigious awards night at the Highbullen hotel, We were awarded a Gold . Given the quality of accommodation and the size of the area we are absolutely delighted to accept this award. It is the icing on the cake after 9 years hard work making Elmdene what it is today. Tracy and myself are still on a high but i am sure it will sink in soon. Only one photograph so far but we will upload some more as they become availabledevon Awards 2014.jpg-largeThe story was covered in our local paper tonight the Herald Express


Visit Devon Awards

We are in the final 3 of the visit Devon awards at the Highbullen hotel in North Devon next week (19 November). We are assured of gold, bronze or silver. We were awarded silver last year which was a fantastic boost too us.  following on from our success at the Herald Express awards any award will be great but we hope to emulate last year. A lot of bookings already in the book for next year. As usual the superior and Deluxe rooms seem to be filling fastest but across the board its looking very good . We are already full for the Easter weekend (sorry) so we would ask all our regulars to book early. we will publish the results from visit Devon nextThursday

South Devon B&B of the year

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a gold in the Herald Express B&B of the year. We have also won a joint gold award for service and a real bonus, we have been named South Devons Business of the year.We will post some photos later on . the local Herald Express newspaper is printing a pull out supplement about the awards next Thursday.