A MALVERN restaurant has been awarded three AA Rosettes.

The Cottage in the Wood’s 1919 Restaurant was among the winners at the AA Hospitality Awards.

The awards are widely regarded as a mark of culinary excellence in the UK, with each rosette symbolising the highest levels of culinary creativity, skill and innovation.

Worcester News: Rob Mason, head chef at the hotelRob Mason, head chef at the hotel (Image: Cottage in the Wood)

Under the leadership of head chef Rob Mason, 1919 Restaurant says it has pushed the boundaries of culinary artistry, sourcing the finest local ingredients and crafting them into exceptional dishes and experiences.

The Cottage in the Wood Malvern is a finalist for three awards this year - Independent Hotel of the Year at the Independent Hotel Show, The Taste of Worcestershire Award at the Visit Worcestershire Awards, and head chef Rob is also a finalist for a Hotel Catey as Hotel Restaurant Chef of the Year.

Nick Davies, owner of The Cottage in the Wood Malvern, said: "We are thrilled to receive this esteemed recognition from the AA.

“It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who consistently strive to create an extraordinary dining experience for our guests.

“We are immensely proud of what we have achieved and will continue to raise the bar in culinary excellence.”

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Head chef Rob said: “I am over the moon for 1919 Restaurant to be awarded 3-AA Rosettes.

“We have been working towards this goal since I joined the hotel in 2021, and it would not have been possible without the incredible kitchen team, who have put in countless hours of experimentation using local produce to create the Tasting Menu experiences we have.

“We are looking forward to continuing to push the boundaries, creating new extraordinary experiences for our diners.”

The AA’s inspector said of the Cottage in the Wood: “This unique hotel offers a desirable mix of laid-back elegance, incredible food and intuitive service in a naturally dramatic space.

“The main house public areas are modern and open-plan with a touch of London sophistication.

“Dinner, with menus of innovative dishes based on high-quality produce, should not be missed.”

 The Cottage in the Wood Hotel has a long list of famous guests from Margaret Thatcher, CS Lewis, to Charlie Watts and Edward Elgar