A much-anticipated new restaurants list for 2022, The Restaurant Guide, has been released by the AA. In this book, you’ll find every restaurant in the United Kingdom and Ireland that has been awarded a coveted AA Rosette.
Since 1956, the AA has awarded Rosettes to all the finest restaurants in the country, and 17 restaurants in Cheshire received Rosettes this year, ranging from pubs to elegant hotels.
The AA’s judges award about five Rosettes to restaurants. An AA’s Restaurant Guide review describes receiving just one Rosette as an honour:
Across the restaurants and hotels in the UK, about 10 per cent deserve at least one Rosette or more based on their quality standard.
“The point is to taste a dish and to see whether it fulfils the promise on the menu. Restaurants are only as good as their worst meals.
We will list 3 restaurants located in the UK and awarded the prestigious Rosette in the 2022 edition. Have a look at them and decide whether you would love to have lunch or dinner once there.
Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Constructed initially as Carden Hall in the 16th century, the building burned in 1912 allegedly after a partygoer dropped a cigarette. The Carden Park Hotel was built on the site. During the 18th century, John Harris lived in a cave in the park.
The 1000 acre estate at Carden Park is a place where joy, refinement, and nature coexist. Within the Cheshire countryside, you can choose from a range of unforgettable experiences.
The Pheasant Inn, Burwardsley
Harris later moved to Allenscomb’s Cave on the Sandstone Trail, who used to be Carden Park’s resident hermit. In this year’s guidebook, The Pheasant Inn was awarded one Rosette for its rural setting on the Sandstone Trail.
The guidebook mentions that “scenic views can be enjoyed from The Pheasant to the Welsh peaks. On their crowd-pleasing menu, pub classics are paired with more innovative ideas. The best way to enjoy Menai mussels this summer is with saltimbocca followed by local ice cream from Cheshire Farm.”
Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Worleston
Constructed in 1814, Rookery Hall became a hotel in 1979 and is close to Crewe and Nantwich. According to the hotel’s website, ghosts are said to haunt the building:
“In the Drawing Room, there is a portrait of a grey lady who was an elderly maid of the Cooke family, who built the Hall some two hundred years ago. Apparently, she fell through a curtain rod and died, leaving behind a sweet smell of flowers as she wandered the corridors. There is a tale about young master Schroder who sometimes appears at the Salon crying after losing his dog.”