The Les Routiers brand is recognised worldwide. Established in Paris in 1934, it started as a guide for the best independent restaurants and places to stay for road users. By the 1960s, people in the know in France and visitors to the country started to seek out the familiar Les Routiers plaque; it signified that the establishment was well-managed, clean and hospitable, and offered good food and excellent service.
By the time the Les Routiers guide reached the UK and Ireland, the brand was firmly associated with traditional hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, bars, bistros and cafés. Our establishments share a sense of individuality that sets them apart from global chains. Visitors can expect good cuisine, friendly staff and value for money. Our establishments are passionate about consistently maintaining excellent standards in all aspects of their business and customer service.
Whilst the French branch of the brand has gone back to its roots as an emblem of trust for road travellers, the UK & Ireland guide has grown to champion independent establishments that offer quirky individuality, value for money and a genuine alternative to chain establishments. Les Routiers continues to highlight these establishments across the UK & Ireland for visitors who are looking for an independently-owned destination for a short break – or simply somewhere to eat, drink or stay.
All of our establishments are vetted and inspected before being allowed into the guide. Our Gold establishments have annual inspections and meet our highest standard. We are passionate about only selecting the best independently-owned establishments and if you have experienced anything untoward during your visit to any of them, do get in touch and we will deal with the matter promptly.
We hope you enjoy looking through our guide and visiting Les Routiers establishments. Our enhanced directory listings allow you to plan your route, leave reviews and book directly from our website. Keep up-to-date with all the special offers, competitions and news by signing up for our mailing list and following us on Twitter or Facebook. Bon voyage and bon appétit!