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Crowning Glory: The New Inn Reigns as AA’s BEST Restaurant with Rooms and 3-AA Rosettes

The New Inn at St Owen’s Cross, near Ross-on-Wye was named the Best Restaurant with Rooms England 2023-2024 at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards and was also awarded 3-AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

The glittering awards ceremony at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London was hosted by much-loved TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, celebrating the UK’s top hotels, restaurants, and pubs and the people behind them.

One of the industry’s most prestigious and highly anticipated events, the AA Hospitality Awards span 15 categories, honouring the best hotels, restaurants, and spas across the UK, and celebrating individuals with awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award, Chefs’ Chef Award and more.

The New Inn, St Owen’s Cross, Hereford, a charming black and white timber framed 16th Century coaching inn near Ross-on-wye is known for celebrating the rich farming heritage of rural Herefordshire.  It showcases a menu that is inspired, and which has a strong emphasis on using the best local, British, and seasonal ingredients.

“I feel being awarded 3-AA Rosettes is a fantastic achievement for the team and myself, and we are completely overwhelmed to have also won Best AA Restaurant with Rooms England. Thank you to the AA for these prestigious awards!”

Michael Fowler, Chef Patron at The New Inn

“Every year we present awards to the very best AA-rated hotels, restaurants, spas and their teams across the UK. We introduced the renowned star rating scheme for quality in 1908 and are honoured to shine a well-deserved spotlight on individuals and establishments who consistently deliver excellence to their guests.”

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media

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