There’s no denying that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for the hospitality industry, with many of our favourite bars and restaurants sadly falling victim to the pandemic. So it comes at a good time that the AA has revealed this year’s 2020-2021 Rosette winners, celebrating the incredible efforts that just some of the country’s establishments go to to provide for their customers.
Celebrating some of the highest quality culinary offerings in the country, the AA Rosette awards are distributed by a number of their official inspectors, who hit the road twice a year to test out the best of the best. This year, three of Yorkshire’s finest establishments have made the list, being recognised for a number of successes including adventurous dishes and beautiful surroundings.
Earning three rosettes in this year’s virtual ceremony, Goldsborough Hall, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, and The Pheasant were all honoured with the accolade – all of which residing in beautiful North Yorkshire.
Honoured for their ‘contemporary and adventurous cooking’, The Pheasant in Harome was described as a ‘charming village country hotel’ in the ceremony, receiving praise for its ‘bags of smart country style and food that’s certainly worth going out of your way for’. Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall was awarded for its ‘elegant fine dining and cooking to match’ and ‘serious quality and distinction in opulent surroundings’, while Goldsborough Hall won their fresh three rosettes for ‘classic British cooking in stately surroundings’.
Speaking of this year’s acknowledgements, Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said: “This has been an immensely difficult year for the hospitality industry, and yet restaurants across the country have continued to provide incredible dining experiences to the public despite these considerable challenges. The dedication and hard work of the teams behind these establishments is inspiring, particularly during this time, and we are pleased to be able to celebrate them with the announcement of these AA Rosettes.”
The AA Rosette awards work on a five rosette basis, with only few lucky establishments receiving four rosettes this year – and no five rosette awards being awarded at all.