AA Awards for our hotel and restaurant

Posted by Mike Furber in Latest News,

We recently had an AA inspection and received some fantastic results that we’re all very proud of, with great success for both the restaurant and hotel.

The hotel was awarded an AA Four Star classification and the restaurant received two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence, which is a fantastic result.

The inspection took place in late March and was judged by an inspector on a three course dinner, an overnight stay with breakfast and a review of two more rooms in the hotel.

The inspector was particularly looking at the six critical assessment areas, which are used by the AA across all inspections; cleanliness, hospitality, service, bedrooms, bathrooms and food. The hotel was awarded 78 out of 100 and therefore achieved four star status.

Inspector Robert Martin said “The Beach Hotel impresses for its many qualities, this was a most enjoyable visit, to a well-managed establishment with a focused team, delivering friendly hospitality and attentive service in a delightful environment.”

He added “The meal taken did impress for ingredient quality and cookery, Two AA Rosette Award achieved and deserved. In terms of cleanliness, compliments to the team, a very positive score, delightfully clean.”

The restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence based on the inspector trying three courses from the menu: mushroom and egg yolk ravioli; lamb striploin with boulangère potatoes; and panna cotta with rhubarb and ginger crumble. This is a real achievement for us, and for our fantastic head chef Joe Simmonds and team.

We are thrilled that the hotel and restaurant has achieved the recognition it deserves, and everyone has worked incredibly hard to get it where it is, so thank you to all our great staff for their hard work, and to the AA inspector Robert for his great review.