For the 2016-2017 year, The Queens Arms in Corton Denham, Somerset, has retained its two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. Renowned for measuring its food in metres, not miles, with much of the restaurant’s produce coming from its own kitchen garden and smallholding, The Queens Arms has been recognised as achieving excellent standards across the board, from consistency and precision in cooking, to the careful selection of high quality ingredients.
Among all of the restaurants throughout the UK, approximately 10% are of a standard deemed worthy of one Rosette or above, with around 40% within the AA Restaurant Guide awarded two Rosettes. This coveted accolade comes just months after The Queens Arms was awarded Gold in the Dining Pub category at the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2016, adding to owners, Gordon and Jeanette Reid’s, growing trophy cabinet.
Jeanette explains; “Retaining our two AA Rosettes for a fourth year means a great deal to us, as we continue to combine refined cookery with the country charms of a quintessentially English Georgian Inn, which welcomes sticky fingers and muddy paws through its doors every day. This seal of approval is a real credit to our talented team, from the kitchen and front-of-house to those tending our home-grown produce, so we’re delighted that our nose-to-tail ethos and innovative menu has impressed the AA inspectors once again.”