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Four Stars and Rosette AA Accolade

Four Stars and Rosette AA Accolade

Published: 21 August 2015


We are delighted to annouce that we have received a glowing seal of approval from the AA as part of the motoring organisation’s world-renowned hotel inspection and star-rating scheme. The hotel has been awarded four stars, with The Wildflower Restaurant awarded a Rosette.

Purchased in July 2011 by business entrepreneurs Brian and Sonia Meaden, the hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment process that has included renovating the main reception areas and refreshing all 44 bedrooms, as well as cultivating the nine acres of gardens.

“Every member of the staff should be proud of these achievements,” said owner Brian Meaden. “It's been an amazing turn around and as you'd imagine, we're all delighted with the upgrade to a four star rating, recognition from The AA of the high standards that we've all been working very hard towards since first taking on the property.

“To have also achieved a rosette for The Wildflower Restaurant is fantastic news. Only ten per cent of restaurants nationwide are judged worthy of one rosette or above, and it’s a fabulous accolade to add to the numerous awards that the restaurant has already notched up.

“This year the hotel is celebrating eight decades since first opening and we couldn’t ask for a better 80th birthday present,” he concluded.

Andrew Jenkins, General Manager added: “This has put the team in a celebratory mood for sure, especially coming at this point in the season when everyone’s been working so hard. I’d like to personally thank them, we couldn’t have achieved this without each and every one!”