A SOMERSET restaurant and gardens has been among the top 10 per cent of hospitality firms around the world.

The Yeo Valley Canteen and the Yeo Valley Organic Garden, in Blagdon, have been recognised as 2020 Travelers’ Choice award winners.

Winners are calculated based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, prior to the pandemic.

As award winners, both venues in Blagdon are among the top 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor and are acknowledged for consistently earning great reviews.

Roy Delfino-Orme, front of house manager at Yeo Valley Canteen, said: “We’re delighted that our customers have such good things to say about us.

"It’s a true testament to the outstanding service and quality that all the team here at Yeo provide to our guests.”

The Yeo Valley Canteen and Organic Garden has recently started welcoming back pre-booked guests on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 11am for breakfast, and on Wednesdays and Fridays in the organic garden.

Roy added: “It’s been lovely to welcome guests back to the garden and the canteen again.

"We’ve adapted how we do things, including pre-booking and social distancing but we are fortunate to have lots of space, which is made even better when we can see people enjoying it.”

Kanika Soni, chief commercial officer at Tripadvisor, said: “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners' achievements.

"Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality.

"Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”

Events such as the Demi Demo with Yeo Valley chef Paul Collins have begun in the Yeo Valley Organic Garden and, starting next month, there will be new floristry workshops. Visit www.yeovalley.co.uk to find out more.