Monastery's B&B is in the running

Monastery's B&B is in the running

A MIRFIELD B&B with a difference is in the running for a hospitality award.

Mirfield Monastery has been shortlisted in the Budget with a Twist category in the eviivo Awards, which celebrate the UK’s best B&Bs, guesthouses and independent small hotels.

The monastery’s business manager Adele Hannah has been running the B&B since 2013. The former mill owner’s house off Stocks Bank Road, built in the 19th century, is surrounded by 20 acres of gardens and woodlands. The B&B and Retreat House are popular for conferences and weddings, and those who visit will find even themselves being welcomed in to pray with the monks in the church.

Adele said: “We are delighted that our B&B has been selected as one of the finalists. For us, it’s all about the guests and making sure they have the best possible experience in quite an unusual setting! It’s wonderful to know that we’ve been recognised for all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes each day.”

A panel of expert judges will be deciding the eviivo Awards’ Budget with a Twist category, which recognise the best properties that offer rooms at an average daily rate of under £40, whilst still providing first class accommodation with more soul and character than typical budget-chain providers.

Michele Fitzpatrick, CEO of eviivo, said: “The eviivo Awards are all about celebrating the unsung heroes of the hospitality sector. We work with so many properties that have fascinating stories to tell, and I’m delighted that we have a platform where we are able to recognise this, and in turn raising the standards across the industry.”

The winners will be revealed at a black-tie awards ceremony on October 18 at the UnderGlobe, beneath Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in central London.

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