The Automobile Association (AA) has been recognising and rating hotels since 1908. The AA was formed by a small band of motorists with the intention of creating a patrol system on main roads to warn motorists of speed traps ahead in 1905. After this the AA introduced a new scheme to include “about one thousand of the leading hotels” in the next Members’ Handbook; and to indicate those appointed hotels by a newly designed sign.
The long-established Rosette scheme recognises successful cooking at different levels across the UK. Success or failure in achieving Rosettes is based on one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant. The Rosettes are only awarded by an AA inspector and does not take into account external influences from hotels, restaurants or other guides.
There are only around 10% of restaurants nationwide that are of a standard that is worthy of One Rosette and above. This just shows how hard it is to get a Rosette, so it is a great achievement when a hotel or restaurant is awarded one.
To find out the AA Rosette award descriptions click here.
We have many luxury individual hotels in our collection that have been awarded these prestigious accolades. The annual award ceremony run by the AA was held this week on the 23rd September 2013, at The London Hilton on Park Lane, where four Fine Individual Hotels were awarded three Rosettes and both three and four Red Stars.
The Linthwaite Country House Hotel in The Lake District, was awarded their third AA Rosette in recognition of the quality of cooking at Linthwaite. Receiving this prestigious award puts them in the top 10% of restaurants in the UK. The restaurant comprises three dining rooms, The Mirror Room, The Billiard Room and the Boardroom (two of which can be used for Private Dining), and also serve as stunning function rooms for weddings at Linthwaite. You can enjoy the delicious food served for breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and dinner at the Linthwaite, every day. But why not treat yourself to a short in which you can enjoy all that the beautiful Lake District Hotel has to offer.
Brockencote Hall, a luxury country manor situated in the rural Worcestershire had an extremely successful evening after being awarded their third AA Rosette for their restaurant and receiving four Red Stars for their accommodation. The Chaddesley Restaurant and The traditional conservatory at Brockencote Hall have both been refurbished and provide elegant, relaxed atmospheres to sit and enjoy the award winning menus. Brockencote has 21 newly refurbished bedrooms, which are elegantly decorated with luxury furnishings and plush fabrics.
The Rose and Crown, a luxury country house hotel set on the north Cornish Coast in the village of Mithian in its own wooded valley was awarded three Red stars for their accommodation. There is a wide range of choice at The Rose and Crown with twenty-two luxury bedrooms and suites: from doubles, twins and singles. All rooms have solid teak furniture throughout and hand made individually sprung mattresses. Every bedroom in the hotel is individual and so there is no such thing as a standard room, however some rooms are considerably larger than others.
Our final hotel to win an award at the AA Award evening is Rushton Hall, who also triumphed with their third Rosette and their fourth Red Star. Rushton Hall is a magnificent Grade I Listed building situated on the western edge of the small village of Rushton. The hotel has 46 individually styled bedrooms comprises a mixture of double, twin and family bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms.
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