Bovey Castle in Devon celebrates new AA Red Star ratings

Bovey Castle in Devon and The Mount Somerset near Taunton celebrate new AA Red Star ratings

The Eden Hotel Collection is delighted to announce Bovey Castle, on Dartmoor, Devon has been recognised by the AA in this year’s prestigious awards.

Bovey Castle has been awarded five Red Stars by the AA for its exceptional hospitality. Five Red Stars is the highest accolade awarded by the AA and is only awarded to the most outstanding of hotels. In order to achieve the prestigious five Red-Star AA rating, the hotel has passed a stringent list of inspections covering all aspects of service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and cleanliness.

Sir Peter Rigby, Owner, The Eden Hotel Collection, said: “Since the Eden Hotel Collection acquired Bovey Castle in 2014 we have been on a journey to bring Bovey back to life. We committed to a huge financial investment, encompassing restoration work and a complete refurbishment; we are delighted to achieve our key objective, in that Bovey Castle is now recognised as a first-class destination hotel in the South West.”

Mark Chambers, Managing Director, Eden Hotel Collection, said: “We are delighted that the AA has recognised the hard-working team at Bovey Castle over the past year. The dedicated team at Bovey are committed to providing the exceptional levels of service and hospitality which underpin everything that we do.”

Bovey Castle background and special offer

The privately-owned Eden Hotel Collection acquired Bovey Castle in 2014 and embarked on a meticulous £10 million investment at the hotel. Set in 275 acres of countryside within Dartmoor National Park, the flagship property has 60 bedrooms, 22 lodges, an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and an Elan Spa complete with Art Deco swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and a dedicated Gentlemen’s Quarter. Country pursuits on offer include falconry, cider and sloe gin-making and off-road driving. Its flagship restaurant the Great Western is overseen by talented Head Chef Mark Budd and is the proud recipient of 3 AA Rosettes for its culinary excellence.

AA Red Star Autumn Dining Offer: Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne when dining from the Great Western’s Tasting Menu priced at £85 pp.

AA Red Star Autumn Dine and Stay Offer: Stay overnight at Bovey Castle from £349 per room (two sharing) including a complimentary pre-dinner glass of champagne, seven-course tasting menu in the Great Western restaurant, overnight accommodation, full English breakfast and access to the Elan spa. Both offers are valid from 1 October – 20 December 2017 (Tuesday-Saturday). Call Bovey Castle on 01647 445 000 (


Notes to Editors

• Under the AA’s current accreditation scheme, Eden Hotel Collection always strives to be operating at the highest level within each hotel’s individual category.
• The Eden Hotel Collection is part of The Rigby Group Plc, one of the UK’s largest and most successful family-owned businesses. Founded by IT entrepreneur Sir Peter Rigby, the Group’s portfolio spans hotels, aviation, technology, property and investments.
• The Eden Hotel Collection has evolved over the last 16 years through the acquisition and restoration by The Rigby Group of carefully-chosen hotels, each with unique attributes but all offering the same impeccable standards of service, quality and attention to detail.
• The Eden Hotel Collection consists of a portfolio of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. They are Mallory Court, Leamington Spa; Bovey Castle in Devon; The Arden Hotel and Arden House in Stratford-upon-Avon; Brockencote Hall Hotel, Worcestershire; The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham.

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