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About us - Sawday's

'More than just a bed for the night'

We believe in what we do, passionately and honestly. We love all things local and independent, and seek out quirkiness and creativity. We reject the bland, the corporate and the impersonal. We select only the most special places and owners.

Toby & Alastair Sawday

A family business

Championing sustainability has always been Alastair’s passion and he stood for parliament as a Green Party candidate, founded Avon Friends of the Earth and was vice-­Chair of the Soil Association. His efforts to promote sustainability have led to the company being honoured with a Queen’s Award for Sustainability. It was also voted Independent Environmental Publisher of the Year – twice.

Alastair handed over the Sawday's reins to his son, Toby, in 2010. Toby has embraced digital and breathed new life into our online projects while keeping the company values at the heart of everything we do.


Work with us #LoveSawdays

We’re an award-winning, Bristol-based travel company on an exciting journey. With a shared passion for special places, the characters who run them and creating a business with a positive impact on the world, we are a bunch of talented, committed and, at turns, quirky folk who like to have fun doing important work. We’re always on the lookout for our next star - could that be you? If you like what we do and think you’d be a great fit, we’d love to hear from you.


Inspected and selected

We are making new discoveries all the time. New places and new owners, wonderful people we'd love you to meet. Our choices are ours alone, and of course feedback from our guests is hugely important. 

We've met every owner, seen every bedroom and bathroom and, on our lucky days, eaten the food.


Local champions

When you stay in a special place, you’ll know exactly where your breakfast egg came from, and which farmer reared your bacon. You’ll enjoy home-made imaginative meals produced with flair and care.

A stay with us helps to keep independent artisan producers afloat, as our owners support these local champions. Helping to sustain rural economies is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work.

Get in touch

If you like what you've read you can apply to become a Sawday's special owner member. Alternatively, you can ring us on +44 (0)117 204 7810 or email us at members@sawdays.co.uk

If you’re an owner member already, you can also contact us using these details.

If you have a question or a comment about our website or one of our Special Places, please contact hello@sawdays.co.uk.

For Press requests, please contact press@sawdays.co.uk or ring +44 (0)117 204 7801.

For general enquiries please ring +44 (0)117 204 7828.