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AA Rosettes and AA Strawberry Awards Explained

AA Rosette Awards Explained

In today’s current economical climate restaurants need to distinguish themselves and stand out above others. AA Rosettes set an achievable standard to which restaurants can aspire to. AA inspectors annually award Rosettes to restaurants that stand out from the crowd, either in the local area or on a more national stage. The restaurants must demonstrate care, understanding and skill producing enjoyable food of a good standard.

1 AA Rosette Award
Excellent standard restaurant, which stands out in the local area, the food is prepared using good quality ingredients and care.

Shropshire 1 AA Rosette Venues
Hadley Park, Nr Telford – Who also hold a ‘Strawberry Award' for sourcing more than 50% of their produce form the region! See end of article

The Pound-Leebotwood

Albright Hussey Manor- Shrewsbury

The Studio-Church Stretton

Raven Hotel-Much Wenlock

Rowton Castle-Shrewsbury

Saracens at Hadnall-Hadnall

Royal Oak-Welshpoool

The Cottage Restaurant at Tern Hill Farm- Market Drayton

Dragon Hotel-Montgomery

The Feathers Hotel-Ludlow

The Mug House- Bewdley

Staffordshire One Rosette Restaurants

The Elms- Stoke-on-trent

Haydon House-Stoke-on-trent

The Grill Room- Burton-upon-trent

Bramhalls of Ashbourne- Ashbourne

The Blenheim House- Etwall

Three Horseshoes Inn-Leek

Lea Marston Hotel- Lea Marstons

Hotel du Vin & Bistro-Birmingham

Worcestershire One AA Rosette

Cotford Hotel & l’amuse Bouche Restaurant- Malvern

Grafton Manor-Bromsgrove

White Lion Hotel- Upton upon Severn

Holdfast Cottage- Malvern

The Mug House- Bewdley

Salford Hall- Abbots Salford

Northwick Hotel- Evesham

Evesham Hotel- Evesham


Feathers Hotel- Ledbury

Three Crowns Inn- Ullingswick

Cadmore Lodge- Tenbury Wells

Birmingham- One AA Rosette

Hotel du Vin & Bistro-Birmingham

Thai Edge- Brindley Place

Birmingham Marriott- Five Ways

Lea Marston Hotel- Lea Marstons

The Malt Shovel- Barston

2 AA Rosette Award
Outstanding Restaurant in the local area offering consistently high standards. Depth of knowledge regarding the selection and quality of ingredients used.

Shropshire Two Rosettes
Mytton and mermaid Hotel-Shrewsbury
Mercure Albrighton Hall-Shrewsbury
Chez Maws- Ironbridge
Restaurant seven- Ironbridge
The Crown Counrty Inn- Munslow
Hundred House- Norton
Fishmore Hall-Ludlow
The Clive- Ludlow
Goldstone Hall- Market Drayton
Wynnstay Hotel- Oswestry
Overton Grange-Ludlow
Milebrook House-Knighton
The Roebuck-Ludlow
The Waterdine-Llanfair Waterdine

Worcestershire 2 AA Rosette

Whites @ the Clockhouse-Tenbury Wells

Browns Restaurant, Worcester
The Elms, Abberley

Barcelo Billesley Manor- Stratford

Buckland Manor- Buckland

Corse Lawn- Corse Lawn

Verzon House Bar, Brasserie @ Hotel

Seasons Restaurant Colwall park- Malvern

Brockencote Hall Country House- Chaddesley Corbett

Outlook Restaurant- Malvern

The Granary Hotel- Kidderminster

The Elms- Abberley

The Venture In Restaurant- Ombersley

The Glass House- Worcester

Staffordshire-Two AA Rosettes
Moat House- Actin Trussell
Gilmores- Uttoxeter
The Manor-Hanchurch
Four Seasons at Swinfen Hall-Lichfield
Fairlawns- Walsall
Callow Hall- Ashbourne
The Dining Room- Ashbourne
The Izaak Walton Hotel- Ashbourne
The Brasserie- Crewe

Birmingham Two AA Rosette Restaurants

Forest Hotel- Dorrige

Fairlawns Hotel and Spar-Walsall

Pascal’s- Edgbaston

Opus- Birmingham

Purnell’s- Birmingham

3 AA Rosette Restaurants - This is awarded to an outstanding restaurant, which is recognized beyond the local area. The highest quality ingredients are used in a sympathetic and intelligent manor. Service is excellent and a well-chosen wine list is also available. 3 Rosettes are often a good indicator of restaurants who may also achieve the coveted Michelin Star award


Shropshire Three AA Rosette Restaurants
La Becasse-Ludlow (now also awarded a Michelin Star) "The AA Guide is accessible to the general public. I was delighted when they awarded us 3 rosettes after just 6 months of opening." Comments Will Holland of La Becasse

Birmingham Three AA Rosettes

Simpsons –Edgbaston

4 AA Rosette Restaurants
Awarded to restaurants, which require national recognition. The menu demonstrates outstanding skill and consistency with a desire for excellence, complementary wine list and impeccable service.

World Class establishment that demonstrates the highest possible culinary skills and standards which others venues should aspire to. Knowledgeable wine list and top class service.

You can search for restaurants in your area that currently hold AA rosettes as well as Michelin Accredited restaurants in the Midlands.

AA Strawberry Award Explained

AA Strawberry awards go hand in hand with the Rosette. Strawberries are awarded to restaurants that source a minimum of 50% of their food ingredients from either local or regional suppliers (within a 50mile radius of the venue). To be awarded a strawberry the venue must hold at least one AA Rosette. We also have a number in our region who pride themselves in their Strawberry award, including the Elms Worcestershire, As well as Browns Worcester, and in Shropshire, the Hundred House Nr Telford, Fishmore Hall Ludlow, and Hadley Park Telford. Search for more on our advanced search pages.

Information correct as at January 2009.

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