The Queens Arms in Corton Denham has continued to impress the industry experts this month, earning high praise from both the Michelin and AA inspectors, building upon its strong reputation as a destination dining pub with rooms on Somerset’s border with Dorset. As a result, 2017 will be the seventh year in a row that the pub will appear in the Michelin Guide, while owners, Gordon and Jeanette Reid, have also retained their AA 5 Silver Star Award for accommodation, along with a coveted AA Breakfast Award.
These latest accolades come hot on the heels of The Queens Arms retaining its two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence last month, as the quintessentially English Georgian Inn continues to win plaudits for its commitment to exceptional quality across the board. Achieving high standards in all 46 aspects judged by the AA inspectors, including the critical assessment areas of Hospitality, Bedrooms, Cleanliness, Bathrooms and Food, guests at The Queens Arms can be sure of a relaxing stay befitting of the character and charm of the pub, which also drew praise from the judges.
Jeanette explains; “Receiving these coveted awards once again is a fantastic boost for the whole team, who all go the extra mile each and every day to ensure that all those little details are taken care of that make for a truly memorable stay. The awards are testament to their hard work and consistency, as you never know when the Michelin inspectors will be in to judge everything from culinary expertise and flavour to value for money and consistency. Our AA Breakfast Award means a lot to us too, as we pride ourselves on giving our guests a great start to their day, using a wide range of locally sourced produce and homemade options, including our own granola recipe, which is always a big hit at the breakfast table.”