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by Ace Damon
Hotel of the year to England goes to Chewton Glen, pictured, in New Milton, Hampshire. The judges were impressed by the luxurious and delightfully decorated rooms.

The 2019 Academy of Hospitality winners were nominated.

At a brilliant AA awards ceremony held at Grosvenor House in London, the gongs were handed out in categories including "hotel of the year", "restaurant of the year", "pub" of the year & # 39; and & # 39; chefs & # 39; of the year. & # 39;

The 2019 Hospitality Awards winners were chosen after 12 months of grafting by AA inspectors, who traveled up and down the UK sleeping on executive mattresses, nibbling on fine food and drinking fine wines. Here are the results…

Hotels

Hotel of the year to England goes to Chewton Glen, pictured, in New Milton, Hampshire. The judges were impressed by the luxurious and delightfully decorated rooms.

Hotel of the year for England goes to Chewton Glen in New Milton, Hampshire.

The hotel is a five-star country house featuring a spa and luxury treehouse accommodation.

The judges said: 'Chewton Glen has been revitalized in recent years and the eco-friendly tree houses point the hotel in a new and exciting direction. The extensive gardens include – in addition to activities such as golf and croquet – a walled garden, which provides the hotel's kitchen, and is a resort in itself.

"Rooms are luxurious and delightfully decorated, while the common areas are elegant and comfortable, the perfect venue for traditional afternoon tea."

Swanky: Landmark London, pictured, picked up London's best hotel gong

Swanky: Landmark London, pictured, picked up London's best hotel gong

The judges were impressed by The Landmark London's naturally spectacular 'spectacular' central atrium, pictured

The judges were impressed by The Landmark London's naturally spectacular 'spectacular' central atrium, pictured

The Scottish Hotel of the Year goes to The Gleneagles Hotel, pictured in Auchterarder. An AA judge said & # 39; this great hotel offers something for everyone & # 39;

The Scottish Hotel of the Year goes to The Gleneagles Hotel, pictured in Auchterarder. An AA judge said & # 39; this great hotel offers something for everyone & # 39;

The Wales Hotel of the Year goes to The Grove in Narbeth, & # 39; an elegant 17th century country house set on a hillside on 26 acres of rolling countryside & # 39;

The Wales Hotel of the Year goes to The Grove in Narbeth, & # 39; an elegant 17th century country house set on a hillside on 26 acres of rolling countryside & # 39;

Northern Ireland's finest hotel was named The Fitzwilliam, Belfast, pictured

Northern Ireland's finest hotel was named The Fitzwilliam, Belfast, pictured

The Landmark, London picked up London's best hotel gong, with judges impressed by the spectacular & # 39; s central atrium. Naturally lit property, the luxurious rooms air-conditioned and the bathrooms are large and elegant.

The Wales Hotel of the Year goes to The Grove in Narbeth, & # 39; an elegant 17th century country house set on a hillside on 26 acres of rolling countryside.

The judges added: "The owners have carefully restored the building carefully, combining period features with excellent modern decor."

Meanwhile, the Hotel of the Year for Scotland goes to the Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder.

An AA judge said: 'With its international reputation for high standards, this grand hotel offers something for everyone.

& # 39; Set on 850 acres of glorious countryside, Gleneagles offers a peaceful retreat as well as many sporting activities including the famous golf courses.

The Hotel of the Year, Northern Ireland, was claimed by The Fitzwilliam, Belfast, with AA judges especially impressed by its smart cocktail bar. and & # 39; modern rooms in a contemporary style, tastefully decorated.

Restaurants

The Fordwich Arms in Canterbury, pictured, picked up the bell of the Restaurant of Year, England.

The Fordwich Arms in Canterbury, pictured, picked up the bell of the Restaurant of Year, England.

England's Restaurant of the Year goes to the Fordwich Arms in Canterbury.

The judges said: 'The 1930s country drink, with a terrace and garden overlooking the Stour River, was begging for a makeover, and that's exactly what happened when young patron chef Dan Smith took over. command in 2018 and immediately turned the place into a culinary destination.

& # 39; Smith's cuisine is firmly in the modern British field of the new wave, combining acute technique with intriguing combinations of first class materials.

London's Restaurant of the Year has been taken aback by Chef Tom Brown's Cornerstone Seafood Restaurant, thanks to its stunning 'simple but brilliantly executed' seafood-sharing dishes backed by ingredients. , flavor and balance of prominence.

London's Restaurant of the Year has been snatched by Cornerstone Seafood Restaurant by Chef Tom Brown, pictured

London's Restaurant of the Year has been snatched by Cornerstone Seafood Restaurant by Chef Tom Brown, pictured

The restaurant of the year in Wales goes to Bryn Williams in Porth Eirias, pictured. The AA judges said: 'Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of Colwyn Bay.

The restaurant of the year in Wales goes to Bryn Williams in Porth Eirias, pictured. The AA judges said: 'Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of Colwyn Bay.

The Restaurant of the Year in Scotland was taken over by the Sugar Boat in Helensburgh, thanks in part to its marble-topped bar and visible cuisine.

The Restaurant of the Year in Scotland was taken over by the Sugar Boat in Helensburgh, thanks in part to its marble-topped bar and visible cuisine.

The restaurant of the year in Wales goes to Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay.

The AA judges said: 'Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of Colwyn Bay, and exposed steel structures, pendant lights and industrial style create the feel of a modern restaurant and big cities. 39;

Scotland's Restaurant of the Year was won by the Sugar Boat in Helensburgh, thanks to its marble-topped bar and visible cuisine. and to your modern and healthy bistro kitchen.

Bars

Pub of the Year in England receives praise from Three Daggers in Edington, Wiltshire, which owns its own microbrewery, farm and farm shop

Pub of the Year in England receives praise from Three Daggers in Edington, Wiltshire, which owns its own microbrewery, farm and farm shop

The Meikleour Arms, pictured, is named Pub of the Year in Scotland, thanks to its extensive wine list.

The Meikleour Arms, pictured, is named Pub of the Year in Scotland, thanks to its extensive wine list.

The Bar of the Year, England, compliments go to Three Daggers in Edington, Wiltshire.

& # 39; A pub with its own microbrewery, farm, and farm shop, The Three Daggers has a lot to offer both destination and destination customers. Naked tables, mismatched wooden chairs, exposed brick and heirloom colors add to the casual feel of a rural pub, as does seasonal modern cuisine, AA said.

The Glynne Arms in Hawarden has won the best pub award in Wales.

AA said: “The success of this beautiful old training inn is due to Charlie and Caroline Gladstone. Charlie's great-great-grandfather was 19th-century Prime Minister Sir William Ewart Gladstone, who married the Glynne Dynasty at Hawarden Castle. Meat, fruits and vegetables come from the couple's Estate Farm Shop down the road.

In Scotland, it is the Meikleour Arms, north of Perth, that brings home the bacon for 2019.

According to the judges, he has an extensive wine list with one of the pub owners coming from Bordeaux, so expect some good clarets as well as wines from off-road vineyards elsewhere.

Chef of the Year Chef

Chef Jason Atherton, who won the chef of the year award by chefs. He runs Pollen Street Social in London, plus 16 restaurants internationally.

Chef Jason Atherton, who won the chef of the year award by chefs. He runs Pollen Street Social in London, plus 16 restaurants internationally.

OTHER AA WINNERS …

Spa of the Year – Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate

Green Hotel of the Year – Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives

Large Hotel Group – Park Plaza Group

Small Hotel Group – Inverlochy Castle Management International

Food Service Award – The Ritz, London

Wine Award – Hampton Manor, Solihull

AA has also given a Chef of the Year Award, which offers all AA Rosette Awarded chefs the chance to decide which of their colleagues deserves the final recognition of their performance over the past 12 months.

This year's highlight is Jason Atherton, who runs Pollen Street Social in London, as well as 16 restaurants internationally.

Simon Numphud, Managing Director of AA Media, said: “Jason is one of the UK's most respected and successful chefs, a reputation earned by his tireless commitment and passion for his craft.

& # 39; Given his success and commitment to the industry, he is an inspiration to many and, therefore, it is not surprising that the AA rosette head community has voted for him to become & # 39; Chef of the Year from this year's Chefs.

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