AA Hospitality Awards – Best Restaurants and Pubs

Aa hospitality awards

UK’s top restaurants and pubs revealed at AA Hospitality Awards

11 restaurants received new Rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards.

The best restaurants and pubs across England, Scotland, and Wales were revealed at the AA Hospitality Awards in a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House in London.

The twenty-second annual awards were presented by Kate Silverton and honoured the best establishments in the UK across twenty-three categories, including Chefs’ Chef, Lifetime Achievement Award and Housekeeper of the Year.

Jason Atherton (Pollen Street Social/The Social Company) was crowned Chef’s Chef of the Year by his peers, following in the footsteps of Raymond Blanc, Michel Roux, and Heston Blumenthal, who have previously taken home the coveted title.

The four Restaurant of the Year Awards went to: Fordwich Arms (England), Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown (London), Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias (Wales), and Sugar Boat (Scotland).

Aa hospitality awards
Fordwich Arms

Pub of the Year went to: Three Daggers (England), Glynne Arms (Wales), Meikleour Arms Public House (Scotland).

The Wine Award – recognising an outstanding contribution to promoting, understanding and appreciating wine – went to Hampton Manor.

The Ritz Restaurant was chosen as the UK restaurant with the best customer service, winning the Food Service Award.

Chefs’ Chef

Jason Atherton

Restaurant of the Year

England – Fordwich Arms, Canterbury
London – Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown, London, E9
Wales – Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay
Scotland – Sugar Boat, Helensburgh


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Sugar Boat

Pub of the Year

England – Three Daggers, Edington
Wales – Glynne Arms, Hawarden
Scotland – Meikleour Arms Public House, Perth

Wine Award

Overall Winner – Hampton Manor, Solihull

Regional Wine Awards:

England – Hampton Manor, Solihull
Wales – Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Dolgellau
Scotland – Castle Terrace Restaurant, Edinburgh

Food Service Award

The Ritz Restaurant, London

New Rosettes

Meanwhile 11 restaurants received new 4- and 5-Rosette awards.

New 5 Rosettes

Lympstone Manor, Exmouth

New 4 Rosettes

Coworth Park, Ascot
Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead
Hipping Hall, Lancaster
Hrishi at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere
Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow
Roganic, London
Sorrel, Dorking
The Angel at Hetton, Hetton
The Greenhouse, London
The Dining Room at Whatley Manor, Malmesbury

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