Top 50 Boutique Hotels

Number One Bruton

Bruton, Somerset

Food and Drink Award 2022

Bruton is well and truly making a name for itself within the boutique hotel realm with The Newt snapping up top spot last year. The Somerset town can now add another accolade to its list with Number One Bruton taking the Food & Drink award for 2022.

The dwelling itself is an elegant Georgian townhouse, medieval forge and row of cottages carefully converted in to a twelve-bedroom hotel set around a private courtyard.

The website says, ‘at the heart of the project is a devotion to Somerset’s craft heritage, artistry and culture’.

The partnered restaurant, Osip., is a small farm-to-table establishment whose menus reflect the very best of Somerset, working with a small but perfectly formed group of local farmers, growers, hunters and gatherers.

The restaurant is head up by owner Merlin Labron-Johnson, a talented chef who is no stranger to culinary accolades. Shortly after opening, Labron-Johnson, made the decision to remove menus entirely from the dining experience.

Saying ‘our vision of a country restaurant is a place where guests can come and put their faith in the kitchen’.