Not only did we keep our Michelin star, and get a healthy crop of mentions in the national press, but we were also delighted to find out that we’d been named as the Good Hotel Guide’s Inn of the Year for 2020.
James says: “It was a wonderful time, and yet another tribute to the brilliant team at the Pipe and Glass – everyone from the cleaners to the senior chefs put their heart and soul into the place.
“But just our luck that both awards ceremonies were on the same night! But we’re not complaining – it was a great problem to have!”
The prestigious and much-coveted Michelin stars are awarded each year by the Michelin Red Guide, the longest-standing European hotel and reference guide – around 8,000 restaurants across the globe currently hold stars.
The Pipe and Glass has held its star now for eleven years, having first been awarded it in 2010, just four years after opening.
And if this year's Michelin star was the icing on the cake, how's this for a very large cherry on top? Now in its 42nd year, The Good Hotel Guide is the UK’s leading impartial guide to the country’s best luxury hotels, from boutique city hotels to friendly rural B&Bs.
Each year, it gives a César award (they’re named after celebrated hotelier César Ritz, whose surname says it all!) to the ten best hotels, inns and B&Bs of the year – and this year’s César for Inn of the Year went to the Pipe and Glass.
The Sunday Times called the César awards ‘the Oscars of the hotel industry’. They are particularly valued by travel writers, hoteliers and guests because of the Guide’s reputation for independence.
And of course the Pipe and Glass is no stranger to top awards, going back to that first Yorkshire Life award for Dining Pub of the Year in 2006, just months after we opened.