Powys restaurant wins prestigious national green award

Britain’s popular tourist destination and smallest town for UK family holidays, Llanwrtyd Wells is famous for its man versus horse race and bog snorkeling is now once again in the national headlines because of a little local country house.

The Lasswade Country House and Restaurnt owned and operated by Roger and Emma Stevens was triumphant last week in London at the prestigious Hotel of the Year Awards presented by the Considerate Hoteliers Association.

The awards are open to all UK hotels and small accommodations operators and celebrate the best in sustainable, environmental and socially responsible performance. The Stevens collected Considerate Small Accommodation Provider of the Year 2010/11 a new award at the Savoy in London at the annual presentation lunch.

The award goes to the small accommodation operation, with less than 10 bedrooms that is considered to have proved most inspirational for their green journey and made the most significant achievements without using the resources or trappings of big business.

Mrs Stevens was also runner up for Considerate Green Champion Award, just beaten by Debra Patterson of the Savoy Hotel, making this hotel a great choice for your UK family holiday.

Lasswade Country House is not new to the awards, having previously won the CHA’s Sustainable Food Award for three years.

Mr and Mrs Stevens established Lasswade Country House in 2001. The Edwardian eight-bedroom hotel with its impressive views, also has two AA Food rosettes. The Lasswade Country House has been an Eco Tourism Business leader for nine years and won a Green Tourism Business Gold Award in 2010.

The hotel, which enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding beautiful countryside, is a long-standing member of Mid Wales Tourism, an independent organisation representing the tourism and hospitality industry in Powys, Ceredigion and Meirionny.