The crème de la crème of the hotel and restaurant industry were celebrated last night at the AA Hospitality Awards 2016.
The top movers and shakers of hospitality gathered together at Grosvenor House Hotel in London to see the winners of 23 awards revealed, each one recognised for their hard work and expertise.
The event was hosted by TV comic, Hugh Dennis and guests enjoyed a menu created by the 2015 AA Chefs’ Chef, Daniel Clifford.
Winners were selected in recognition of excellence and success within their category, having shown a significant improvement in the preceding 12-18 months.
From top hotels and restaurants to the best of British pubs and college restaurants, the AA Hospitality Awards celebrate everything that is great in British hospitality.
Among the winners was Boutique Hotelier favourite, Northcote, which scooped the Hotel of the Year for England award, while Wimbledon champ Andy Murray added to his accolades with the title of Hotel of the Year for Scotland, for his hotel Cromlix House.
The winners of the 2016 AA Hospitality Awards are:
AA Chef of the Year 2016 (sponsored by Caterer.com)
Winner – Simon Rogan
AA Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner – Pierre Koffmann
AA Hotel of the Year
AA Hotel of the Year for England (sponsored by Temple Spa) – Northcote, Langho
AA Hotel of the Year for Wales – The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny
AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland (sponsored by ReviewPro)– Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane
AA Hotel of the Year for London (sponsored by PSL) – The Beaumont
AA Hotel of the Year for Northern Ireland – Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen
AA Restaurant of the Year
AA Restaurant of the Year for England – Lumière, Cheltenham
AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales – Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth
AA Restaurant of the Year for Scotland – Inver Restaurant, Strachur
AA Restaurant of the Year for London (sponsored by Food & Travel Magazine) – Sosharu, London
AA Wine Award (sponsored by Matthew Clark)
AA Wine Award for England and Overall Winner – Sketch (Lecture Room and Library), London
AA Wine Award for Scotland – The Kitchin, Edinburgh
AA Wine Award for Wales – The Whitebrook, Whitebrook
AA Pub of the Year
AA Pub of the Year for England (sponsored by Cobra)– The Boot, Repton
AA Pub of the Year for Wales – Penhelig Arms, Aberdyfi
AA Pub of the Year for Scotland – The Ship Inn, Elie
AA Hotel Group of the Year
Winner – Thwaites Shire Hotels
AA Eco Hotel and Eco Hotel Group of the Year
Winner AA Eco Hotel (sponsored by Belu) – Battlesteads Hotel, Hexham
Winner AA Eco Hotel Group (sponsored by Chargemaster) – AccorHotels
AA Food Service Award
Winner – The Ritz London
AA Housekeeper of the Year Award (sponsored by Aslotel)
Winner – Nan McDowall, Crewe Hall, Crewe
AA College Restaurant Award (sponsored by People 1st)
Winner – Foxholes Restaurant, Runshaw College
The AA also announced the restaurants that have been awarded new Four and Five rosettes as well as the new Red Star hotels.