TWO Cumbrian hotels have been included in the 2021 Rosette Award after being recognised for achieving the highest culinary standards in the UK.

Three restaurants have been awarded four AA Rosettes, while a further sixteen have been awarded three AA Rosettes.

The Forest Side, located in Grasmere was awarded with four AAs, while the Pentonbridge Inn, located in Pentonbridge, was presented with three in recognition of its outstanding culinary standards. 

The Pentonbridge Inn was commended for ‘ambitious seasonal cooking” which has given the restaurant “a sound reputation for good food’.

Establishments with three AA Rosettes are all outstanding restaurants achieving standards which demand national recognition well beyond their local area, while those awarded four AA Rosettes are considered among the top restaurants in the country.

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said “As the hospitality sector reopens after a challenging year, it is an honour to be able to recognise those restaurants achieving the highest levels of gastronomic excellence.

“All 2021 Rosette winners deserve to be celebrated, with each one demonstrating the exceptional culinary standards being offered to diners across the country.”