We're celebrating up at Botley Hill Farmhouse because after a little over a year under our ownership, the inn has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. And it's all thanks to your glowing reviews - so thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave us a few kind words over the last year and a bit.
But we had hardly finished patting ourselves on the back for this fantastic achievement when we had another piece of good news. You may remember we asked you to nominate us in the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards, and we're thrilled that so many of you did. In fact, the response to our requests was so great that we are finalists in not one but TWO categories. We'll hear at the gala dinner in September whether we've be successful in either the Pub of the Year or Best Local Menu, but in the mean time, we'd just like to thank you for all of your votes.
As part of the judging process, we'll be visited by a team from Surrey Life who will find out all about us and make a video to show on the night of the awards ceremony. If they're lucky, they might even catch one of our famous sunsets over the ridge!
"Our ambition with Botley Hill Farmhouse was to give visitors something a bit different, and I think we've succeeded," said our manager, Nicole Joubert. "But we like to keep things fresh, so there's always something new to discover here, even for our regular customers. I hope we can continue to make a great impression on everyone!"