Below is a list of our Awards and Achievements at The Bath Priory.


  • Bath Good Food Awards:
    Best Front of House Team 2014

    Best Chef - Sam Moody 2014, 2013 highly commended, 2012 highly commended, 2011 winner
    Best Fine Dining Wine List 2013
    Best Ambassador for Bath Food - Sam Moody 2013, 2012
    Best Bath Restaurant, Highly Commended 2013
    Best Locally Sourced Produce, Highly Commended 2013
    Best Hotel Restaurant 2012
    Best Fine Dining Wine List 2012, 2011
    Best Sommelier, Highly Commended - Alex Hristov 2012
    Voted for by the people of Bath, local and national food experts, these awards commend the very best restaurants, cafés, delis and local producers across 30 categories and rate them on atmosphere, seasonality, innovation, style and consistent quality.

  • Harden's Sunday Times Food List - 33rd in the UK, 3rd in South West 2014-2015

  • AA Four Red Stars, Inspector's Choice 2014, 2013
    These hotels stand out as the very best in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, regardless of style. They are recognised for their professional, responsive staff, well appointed public areas and designated eating areas.

  • AA Three Rosettes 2014, 2013
    These outstanding restaurants achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area, focusing on the selection and sympathetic treatment of high quality ingredients. Seasonality and flavour combinations are crucial, alongside intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list.  Only 10% of restaurants in the AA Restaurant Guide hold three rosettes or above.

  • Good Spa Guide Four Bubbles of Excellence 2014
    Awarded to spas offering an experience with lovely facilities, luxurious treatments and lavish lunches, overall providing blissful pampering.

  • Star Travel Russia Spa Hotel of the Year 2014
    A leading travel franchise in Russia, with non-profit consumer awards to recognise the best in travel internationally.

  • The Good Hotel Guide - César Luxury Hotel of the Year 2013
    Leading independent guide to hotels in the UK, annually awarding the properties receiving the best quality of feedback from independent and impartial views.

  • AA Wine Awards - Notable Wine List 2013, 2012
    These respected awards recognse establishments where the wine seletion offers exquisite quality, selection and presentation.

  • Visit England - Gold Award 2013
    Awarded to properties in recognition of outstanding quality in relation to its star rating, or for surpassing quality expected from star rating.

  • Visit England - Breakfast Award 2013
    Awarded to properties to recognise where the owners, managers, chefs and staff have gone above and beyond to create a breakfast that exceeds expectations, in relation to their star rating.

  • One Michelin Star - Executive Chef Sam Moody 2014, 2013, 2012
    This prestigious award is a much-coveted reflection of the quality, mastery of technique, personality and consistency of food. As per the Michelin Guide, restaurants with one star are "A good place to stop on your journey, indicating a very good restaurant in its category, offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard".

  • Hotel Cateys - Hotel Chef of the Year (under 250 covers) - Executive Chef Sam Moody 2013
    The leading industry awards, to acknowledge and commend individuals and teams to deliver exceptional guest experiences, day in day out. Award recipients are shortlisted by those working in the industry and selected by a panel of expert industry leaders.

  • Relais et Chateaux Ròzes Garden Trophy - Garden of the Year 2013
    Luxury travel consortium awards to commend the diversity of their listed properties. Each award recognises and celebrates talent to encourage their pioneering spirit of excellence.

  • Visit England Awards for Excellence - Best Small Hotel 2012
    Focusing on properties of fewer than 35 rooms, recognising their outstanding work and commitment to the industry, in showcasing their product and assisting in the raising of standards across the whole industry. Award winners consistently show evidence of excellence and best practice across all areas of business operations, as selected by national tourism representatives with extensive experience and industry knowledge.

  • South West Tourism Excellence Awards:
    Best Small Hotel, Gold 2012
    Taste of the South West, Gold 2012
    Recognising a commitment to being excellent, serving exceptional quality of food and service with an inspirational and innovative attitude.

  • Spa Traveller Awards - Best UK Signature Treatment - The Awakening 2011
    The benchmark for excellence in day spas and hotel spas, seeking to reveal  hidden gems across the world. Winners are selected from a shortlist of reader's choice spas

  • Acorn Award - Sam Moody 2011
    Designed to acknowledge passion and reward talent, the Acorn is awarded to 30 people under 30 who are chosen by their peers as having made an impression in their field. Winners consistently go on to be leaders in their area of industry.

  • Green Tourism Award, Silver 2011
    A grading program to highlight busineses who operate sustainably. Awards honour businesses who implement cost-saving practices that help the environment, improve customer service and benefit the bottom line.