What’s in a name?  Well we are about to find out as this year we are launching a new category to celebrate the most creatively named properties across the UK.  

So, if your property’s name is memorable, funny, quirky, satirical or poignant we want to hear from you. It might be nostalgic. It might be part of Britain’s fine tradition of puns. It might be a reference to a novel. It might mark something historical. Or it might be a name that you have invented.

Our judges will be basing their decision on a combination of the name itself and the story or rationale behind it – so we’d love to hear any supporting anecdotes. Perhaps the name resonates with your guests. Is it the core reason they book with you? Does it draw a diverse fan club? The more you can tell us the better.

Thank you for all your entries, we have been blown away with the number and the quality of submissions that we received this year. It has made selecting a winner very difficult for our judges. But they did manage it, and the winner is...


The Who'd Have Thought It
- Devon
Hundreds of years ago there was a village inn located next to the property, and the then owner decided to also apply for a license to open another one. On finally being granted the license the owner was so delighted and surprised that he went and stood outside the porch and exclaimed ‘Who’d Have Thought It!’, and the appropriate name has stuck ever since.

The Devon-based ‘Whody’, as it is called by locals, has an eye-catching name and an offer that matches.  Exceptional food and low prices and regular Blue Grass music events, match the unusual name of this 16th century establishment to the experience.

The "Whody" collect their award

eviivo awards 2017