Fresh from its recent transformation, Dormy House Hotel has won a major national award. Its wine list has been named Best Value for Money at the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Awards 2014, held at London’s May Fair Hotel on Monday 4 November.
The popular North Cotswolds hotel near Broadway won the Best Value for Money category at the 32nd annual Johansens Awards for Excellence Dinner. Representing the Dormy at the glittering ceremony were Andrew Grahame, Chief Executive of Farncombe Estate and the Estate’s Commercial Director, Chris Ward. “Coming so soon after our re-launch, this is a fantastic achievement for the Dormy,” said Andrew Grahame. “We hope this will be the first of many awards.
“At the ceremony the head judge highlighted value for money as a key factor in many of the lists her team were asked to judge, so to win the Best Value for Money category was a huge achievement against some very stiff competition from across the UK.”
The Condé Nast/Taittinger wine awards judging panel was led by head judge and Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans, the Wine Editor of BBC Good Food and Olive magazines. She said the Dormy House wine list that it “…shows that you can be a top end establishment yet still offer value for money wines. In this climate, a wine list offering sensible pricing and a good selection scores brownie points – this list reflects this well.”
The Dormy was among four wine category award-winners, each of whom received a certificate, a Jeroboam of Taittinger Brut Reserve and a place on a wine and spirit course from The Wine & Spirit Education Trust.