The Wild Boar in the Lake District has been awarded five-star status from the AA, following an inspection in July.
The Inn near Windermere, which is run by English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, has won praise for overall improvements in terms of AA quality standards over the past few years, including services and facilities and five critical benchmarks of quality: cleanliness, hospitality, bedrooms, bathrooms and breakfast.
Five-star status required an overall score of more than 85%.
The AA’s inspection report stated that its overall scoring for the venue’s bedrooms and bathrooms ‘is comfortably achieving at five star level’ and more widely that it is offering ‘excellent quality and facilities to ensure this is a unique product in the local market’.
“Attaining the five star standards set by the AA is a real boost for the inn and our team here,” says Adam Bujok from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, the manager of The Wild Boar.
“The latest inspection was very detailed in its assessment. The team is delighted to move up to five star, but we also recognise there is scope to grow into this award and maintain progress with even greater consistency of service and further improvements to hospitality for our guests.”
The Wild Boar Inn has its own smoke house, which supplies the restaurant with meats, cheeses and fish and offers food smoking courses. The Inn also has an on-site microbrewery, the Brewhouse, where guests can experience real ale fermenting sessions under the guidance of a master brewer.