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Cotswolds Restaurant Awards

County Dining Pub of the Year 2014 - 29 August 2013

The Good Pub Guide 2014 has announced the winner for the Gloucestershire Dining Pub of the Year - The Feathered Nest Country Inn.
“Customers now demand – and receive – high-quality home-cooked food using the best, local and seasonal produce available. The food in the top dining pubs is certainly equal to that in the best restaurants, and often better. Good food in pubs is virtually essential – and this covers anything from a really good, hearty lunchtime soup right through to first-class dishes for special celebratory occasions. ”
The Feathered Nest is proud to have been selected and we thank our customers for their support. It is a testament to the hard work of our staff.

Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub of the Year 2014

Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards - July 2013

Another Feather in our cap! The Feathered Nest Country Inn was honoured with winning the 'Best Pub Restaurant' 2013 at the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards held at Cheltenham Racecourse on 1 July. Attended by HRH Princess Anne and compèred by Phil Vickery (former England rugby captain and celebrity MasterChef) and Adam Henson (Cotswold Farm Park), the 11th CLFDA event was a great success.

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Oxfordshire Tourism Superstar Awards - June 2013

The Oxfordshire Tourism Superstar Awards took place at Eynsham Hall on 21 June 2013. The event was hosted by Haley Beer from West Oxfordshire DC with speeches from Lady Cobham and Rt Hon David Cameron MP. Our very own FOH Manager, Carl Morgan, was one of the ten Finalists presented with their award certificates. More on the awards on Oxford Times news website.

TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' - May 2013

The Feathered Nest Country Inn has been awarded a 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. This prestigious award places The Nest in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and is awarded to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers. Thank you to all our guests for all your feedback.

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013: 'Tourism Pub of the Year' - 20 May 2013

On Monday Evening, 20th May, we were invited to attend the national “VisitEngland Awards for Excellence” ceremony held at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Ground, Old Trafford, in Manchester. At this black tie event hosted by the chairman of VisitEngland, Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, it was with sheer delight that The Feathered Nest had bestowed upon it the “Gold Award for Tourism Pub of The Year.”

"To achieve this level of excellence is all down to the hard work and dedication of the staff. And once again I wish to thank you, our friends, for your continuous support." Tony and Amanda Timmer.


AA 3 Rosettes - 15 January 2013

The Feathered Nest has been awarded its prestigious three AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. The AA Rosette scheme is long established and successfully recognizes cooking at different levels nationwide. Of all the restaurants across the UK, approximately 10% are of a standard, which is worthy of one Rosette and above. AA Rosettes are awarded solely by AA Hotel and Restaurant Inspectors with no influence from hotels, restaurants or other guides. Few restaurants, let alone pubs, achieve three rosettes. This award elevates an establishment into the big league.

In the words of the AA, Three rosettes highlight:
“Outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area. The cooking is underpinned by the selection and sympathetic treatment of the highest quality ingredients. Timing, seasoning and the judgment of flavour combinations will consistently be excellent. These virtues tend to be supported by other elements, such as intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list.”

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Pub of the Year - Beautiful South Awards, 28 November 2012

The Feathered Nest Country Inn wins GOLD at Beautiful South’s Awards for Excellence 2012-2013 held at Denbies Wine Estate, Surrey on 28 November. Voted 'Pub of the Year 2012-2013, The Feathered Nest would like to congratulate all winners at the Awards.

The Beautiful South Awards are now in their 22nd year and recognise businesses and destinations across the tourism industry for their exceptional levels of customer service and dedication to raising standards. View BSAwards Press release.

OpenTable / TopTable Diners Choice Awards

OpenTable / TopTable diners have voted and the results are in - The Feathered Nest Inn, has been voted onto the October 2012 Diners' Choice lists. Diners' Choice lists are generated by the feedback received from diners who book through OpenTable and TopTable.

César Award, Good Hotel Guide - 8 October 2012

A Cotswold country inn has received a prestigious César award – the Oscars of the hotel industry – from the Good Hotel Guide, the leading independent guide to hotels of character and quality in Great Britain and Ireland. The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote, is named newcomer of the Year in the 2013 edition of the Guide which will be published on 8 October. More ...

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AA Notable Wine List 2012-2013 - finalist

The Feathered Nest's wine list has reached the final round of the AA Wine Award, and was chosen from over one thousand wine lists based on the overall quality of its wine selection and presentation. AA Recognising Excellence.

Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2012

The 2012 Awards highlight the successes and achievements of Cotswold tourism businesses throughout the last year.

OpenTable Diners Choice Awards 2011 and 2012

The Feathered Nest Inn, has been voted onto the 2012 OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards. Diners' Choice lists are generated by the feedback received from diners who book through OpenTable. The Feathered Nest is also the recipient of a 2011 Diners' Choice Award.

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AA Pub of the Year (England) 2011/2012

The Feathered Nest Inn in Nether Westcote received nationwide recognition on 26 September 2011, when it was named AA Pub of the Year 2011/2012, at the AA Hospitality Awards .

Tony and Amanda Timmer, Proprietors, The Feathered Nest Inn, who received the award in front of an audience of over 700 members of the hospitality industry, commented, “We are ecstatic and over the moon. There are many worthy establishments within the UK, and to be chosen to receive this prestigious award in recognition of all the hard work from our team – is truly an honour. ” [Read more....]

2011 Oxfordshire Magazine Restaurant Awards: "Restaurant Of The Year" and "Best British Restaurant"

On the 12th of September, The Feathered Nest was awarded not only "The Best British Restaurant" award, but also the much coveted "Restaurant Of The Year" award at the annual In Oxford and Oxfordshire Magazine Restaurant Awards. This is especially rewarding considering that we only opened our doors in early June last year!

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The 50 Best Gastro Pubs - The Independent

The Feathered Nest is proud to have been voted one of the best '50 Best Gastro Pubs' by The Independent in August 2011. Jackie Bates, editor of the ‘AA Pub Guide’ ( reviews:
'Marvellous views over the Evenlode Valley,' says Jackie. 'The blackboard menu offers relaxed eating in the bar and garden terrace, and many of the herbs and veg are grown in the kitchen garden. Fish and chips and ploughman's in the bar are complemented by Cornish scallops with lemon curd and beetroot, and pea and mint risotto with roasted sweetbreads on the à la carte.' [Read more ...]

AA Breakfast Award - March 2011

We have been awarded an “Egg Cup” by the AA!

For Guest Accommodation the egg cup indicates a very special breakfast with an emphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients. Stay with us and experience it yourself whilst reading through the morning papers!

Breakfast is served to our resident guests in the garden room overlooking the views of the valley.

AA Rating - December 2010

We are pleased to announce that our restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence, a high scoring 5 AA star Highly Commended Inn rating for accommodation (now known as 'AA Gold Five Star Award', and an AA Breakfast Award. AA Gold Stars are awarded to the very best of Guest Accommodation.

These accolades are in recognition of our team's hard work, achieved within only 6 months of our opening day and is the ultimate acknowledgment of our passion for excellence.

We would like to thank all our staff without whom these awards would not have been possible. These awards are a reflection of their hard work and dedication to "The Nest".

We would also wish to take this opportunity to thank you, all our customers-friends, for supporting us.

We look forward to the next challenges ahead!

Amanda & Tony Timmer

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