Latest News

A warm Weston welcome awaits you

Thursday 6th February

Visitors to Weston-super-Mare are guaranteed a warm welcome – according to the most critical of reviewers – the visitors themselves.

The seaside resort has been named among the top ten Most Welcoming Places in the United Kingdom in the Traveller Review Awards 2020.

The news comes as little surprise to bosses at the town’s top tourist attraction, the Grand Pier, but they nevertheless welcome the national recognition and hope that it will encourage even more people to take a trip to find out for themselves.

The Traveller Review Awards were announced recently by, one of the UK’s biggest hotel reservation sites. Awards are given on the basis of review scores left by travellers after their experience or stay with a partner. To win an award, a hotel must have a review score of between 8 and 10, calculated from a minimum of five reviews left by different guests.

Mallory Barrasso, from, said: “Cities had to have an above average amount of winners to be included in the top ten most welcoming places list, which means 90 award recipients or higher.”

Lucy Graham, from the Grand Pier, said: “Hopefully, being named in this top ten will put Weston on the map as far as friendly places to stay is concerned. But that warm welcome is not only confined to the hotels and guest houses; here at the Grand Pier, we are all about providing family fun all year round, helping all our guests to make memories and have a great time. 2020 is a milestone year for us; October will mark the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the Grand Pier, following the fire in July, 2008. So it is a welcome boost to us, and the town as a whole, to get this recognition which ultimately comes from positive reviews provided by people who have been here."

“It’s a credit to the quality of the accommodation on offer, and the commitment to customer service, something we value very highly on the Grand Pier, too. We are currently right in the middle of all our preparations for the start of the main season, which is traditionally around Easter time, and this news is a very welcome start to the new year – and decade.”

By continuing to browse or by clicking “Accept All Cookies,” you agree to the storing of first and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation and analyze site usage. Find out more about our cookie policy.

By continuing to browse or by clicking “Accept All Cookies,” you agree to the storing of first and third-party cookies on your device. View our Cookie Policy.

Cookie Preference Settings


Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences, your device or used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, you should know that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the site and the services we are able to offer.

Always Active

Essential Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work then.

Cookies Used

  • User site session: CraftSessionId
  • Form security: CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN
  • Cookie Preferences: ccSitePreference
  • Shopping cart: commerce_cookie
  • Google Analytics Cookies: _ga, _gb, _utma _utmb _utmc _utmt _utmv _utmz

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.

Cookies Used

  • Hotjar analytics cookies: _hjClosedSurveyInvites, _hjDonePolls, _hjMinimizedPolls, _hjDoneTestersWidgets, _hjMinimizedTestersWidgets, _hjIncludedInSample, hubspotutk, __hstc, __hssrc, mp_*_mixpanel

Marketing Cookies

These cookies are set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising across different websites.

Cookies Used

  • Facebook Pixel Cookies: fr, wd