A RYEDALE hotel has been awarded two AA Rosettes for its dining experience.

The Worsley Arms Hotel in Hovingham received the accolade, awarded by AA inspectors, for its consistently high standards and focus on top quality and seasonal ingredients from local suppliers, which is served in the restaurant and Cricketers bar.

Under head chef Andrew Jones, the restaurant prides itself on refining dishes until they reach a high enough standard to feature on the seasonal menus.

This latest recognition for The Worsley Arms Hotel follows close on the heels of the VisitEngland Breakfast Award.

Owner and Master Sommelier Tony Finn said: “Andrew and his small team have worked tirelessly over three years to create and refine dishes worthy of this two rosette accolade. His passion and talent are rare, with quality controlled through a mastery of ingredients and desire to make everything in-house, from the breads to the petit fours and everything in between.”

Andrew said: “Tony backed me three years ago in terms of my philosophy and has invested in the kitchen and in the use of only the best of the best suppliers. His mastery of wines goes hand-in-hand with the dishes on the menus, providing the perfect dining experience possible.”