The Latest AA Rosette Awards
The AA has unveiled its latest AA rosette winners with three venues awarded four AA rosettes and 16 honoured with three AA rosettes. Old Downton Lodge in Ludlow, Shropshire; The Dining Room at Whatley Manor near Malmesbury in Wiltshire and Roganic in London join the ranks of the country’s top restaurants.
Nestled in the tranquil Shropshire countryside just a few miles outside of Ludlow, Old Downton Lodge is a splendid Elizabethan farmhouse that has been beautifully converted into a luxury getaway with nine completely individual ensuite rooms. Head Chef Karl Martin’s six- and nine-course tasting menus are available Tuesday to Saturday evenings. Roganic is the reborn London outpost of Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin-star L’Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria bringing his trademark experimental multi-course tasting menus back to the capital. And Whatley Manor is a Swiss-owned luxury manor house hotel with a superb spa that sits in serene surroundings on the southern fringe of the Cotswolds. Guests have a choice between The Dining Room and Grey’s Brasserie.
In addition, 16 venues were awarded three AA rosettes:
Alchemilla, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Allium at Askham Hall, Askham, Cumbria
Cornerstone by Chef Tom Brown, London, E9
The Cross at Kenilworth, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
etch. by Steven Edwards, Brighton, East Sussex
Fordwich Arms, Canterbury, Kent
John’s House, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Launceston Place, London, W8
Lords of The Manor, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
The Methuen Arms, Corsham, Wiltshire
Petrus, London, SW1
Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining, Ambleside, Cumbria,
The Salutation, Sandwich, Kent
Stem, London, W1
Stocks Hotel, Sark
The Wilderness, Birmingham, West Midlands
Rosettes have been awarded by the AA since 1956 and announced bi-annually in January and September, with success being determined by one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant.