“First introduced in 1956, the AA’s Rosette Award scheme was the first UK-wide scheme for assessing the quality of food served by restaurants and hotels”. Of all the restaurants across the UK, approximately 10% are of a standard which is worthy of 1 Rosette (maximum of 5 Rosettes can be achieved) and above according to the AA website. Find out more here about what qualifies for a restaurant to be awarded with the AA Rosette accolade.
The businesses working with The Foodie Card have all been selected for their quality and consistency of providing excellent food & drink across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Whether the business is an award-winning takeaway, a stand-out village pub, or has been recognised by the best food inspectors and critics in the country, you will find local gems in the three counties to suit every occasion within the directory.
The Foodie Card is proud to be able to offer deals exclusively created for cardholders at the following 10 AA Rosette Awarded hotels, pubs and restaurants…
Brockencote Hall, Chaddesley Corbett (nr. Kidderminster)
3 AA Rosettes
The Foodie Card offer – a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne with every tasting menu (available Mon-Sat lunch and Mon-Sunday dinner).
This luxury hotel is set in the countryside just outside Kidderminster. Award-winning Brockencote Hall has 21 luxury bedrooms and the food is prepared using fresh ethically sourced ingredients from artisan producers. The venue is an ideal venue for a wedding or for business meetings. Try the afternoon tea, a glass of fizz in Le Colonial Lounge and Bar or try the excellent tasting menu in The Chaddesley Restaurant.
Corse Lawn House Hotel, Gloucester
2 AA Rosettes
The Foodie Card offer – a complimentary glass of house red, white or rose wine with the meal for tables of up to six guests.
This traditional Grade II listed family run hotel was taken on by its current owners in the late 70’s, and after rescuing it from it’s previous guise as a bankrupt nightclub, opened as Corse Lawn House Hotel. The award-winning restaurant holds 2 AA rosettes.
Talented Chef Chris Monk has recently returned to the kitchen (he trained at Corse Lawn from 2008-2012) after gaining excellent experience in high class Michelin starred establishments and is lifting the standards and making some welcome changes, producing delicious food day after day. Everything is made in the kitchen, from the canapes and breads to the petits fours, using local and sustainable produce with the help of their loyal suppliers, many of whom the business have dealt with for nearly forty-one years!
L’ Amuse Bouche at The Cotford Hotel, Malvern
2 AA Rosettes
The Foodie Card offer – 10% off Afternoon Tea / 10% off al a carte menu Sun-Thurs evening (food only & max table of 4 per booking).
On Graham Road in Malvern you’ll find an independent hotel called The Cotford Hotel set in beautiful gardens. The hotels L’Amuse Bouche restaurant is the place for fine dining. The multi award winning restaurant serves excellent cuisine which is produced using local sourced ingredients – some of which is grown in the gardens.
The menu features creative dishes of fresh fish, seafood and meats which are all presented beautifully. In addition there is a bar and pleasant lounge area for pre or post dinner drinks. A must when you’re visiting Malvern.
Russells of Broadway, Worcestershire
2 AA Rosettes
The Foodie Card offer – a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival with the 3 course set lunch / dinner menu (valid Mon-Sat).
Since opening in 2004 by Andrew Riley and Gaynor Riley, Russell’s has become a renowned award-winning restaurant and hotel located in the idyllic Cotswold village of Broadway. Taking its name from the old workshop of the influential 20th Century British furniture designer, Sir Gordon Russell, the restaurant with rooms is now better known for its stunning modern British food and seven individually designed guestrooms.
The Baiting House, Upper Sapey
2 AA Rosettes
The Foodie Card offer – 3 courses for the price of 2 from the prixe fixe lunch menu (excl. Sun) / 10% off OR a free glass of wine with 2 courses for dinner (excl. Fri & Sat).
At the top of the hill climbing out of the Teme Valley, just as you cross the border from Worcestershire into Herefordshire, lies the small village of Upper Sapey and where you’ll find The Baiting House.
Having fallen into disrepair at the beginning of the current decade, the Baiting House closed completely early in 2015, but has been totally refurbished and re-born since being bought by local couple Andrew and Kate in September 2015.
The Baiting House now offers something for everyone – an excellent selection of local cask ales and ciders from their own Herefordshire orchards, fine wines and a 2 AA restaurant offering fresh local ingredients cooked beautifully by head chef Charles. The Baiting House also offers 6 luxury en-suite bedrooms, with comfy beds, Egyptian cotton bed linens, flat screen TVs and power showers.
The Bell Inn, Selsley
2 AA Rosettes
The Foodie Card offer – 10% off food bill at lunchtime (Mon-Thurs).
Set in the picturesque and quaint village of Selsley, The Bell Inn is a 16th Century grade two listed, Cotswold Inn. Your friendly country pub with rooms, giving you a true taste of the Cotswolds and all that it has to offer. Serving real ales, locally-sourced food and seasonal game from the 2 AA rosette restaurant. The Bell has an entry in The Good Food Guide 2019 – “The picturesque setting reinforces classy country-pub credentials and the cooking is superior”.
The Kings Hotel, Chipping Campden
The Foodie Card offer – a complimentary glass of fizz with an afternoon tea booked.
The Kings Hotel is a charming 18th century Cotswold stone building town house, nestled in the heart of picturesque Chipping Campden.
The Jackrabbit Restaurant which holds 3 AA Rosettes, serves seasonal food, and the relaxed bar area is complete with log burner, perfect for a pint and a relaxed snack after a day of shopping in Chipping Campden’s boutiques.
The Kings Hotel offers a variety of cream teas, full afternoon teas and, for a touch of luxury, sparkling afternoon teas with a glass of fizz. Take yourself back in time and spend an afternoon taking tea without a care in the world!
Their talented pastry chef Patti makes all cakes homemade, it is a special treat and can also be enjoyed in the garden or on the patio in summer.
The Painswick, Gloucestershire
2 AA Rosettes
The Foodie Card offer – 15% off food Monday-Friday
In the centre of the beautiful village of Painswick, in the Cotswold Hills just north of Stroud, you’ll find this eponymously named Hotel. The Painswick is owned by small private, luxury hotel group The Calcot Collection.
The Painswick is a Hotel and Restaurant set in an impressive late 18th century building, which features in the Good Hotel Guide 2019. There are 16 unique and stylish rooms and a restaurant serving high quality bistro style cuisine. Dishes include delicious fish, seafood, meat and vegetarian options plus afternoon teas. There are some really creative takes on modern classics and food is served from breakfast, through lunch to dinner with a Sunday lunch menu too.
In addition to the fantastic rooms and restaurant make sure you enjoy a drink in the bar and relax in the comfortable lounge area. An ideal destination to explore the Cotswolds from or for an excellent meal in stunning surroundings.
The Riverside at Aymestrey, Herefordshire
2 AA Rosettes
The Foodie Card offer – 10% off food Monday-Thursday
The Riverside at Aymestrey is an independent restaurant with rooms based just outside Leominster. The 16th century inn has been refurbished and serves freshly made meals from locally sourced and foraged ingredients such as Herefordshire snails and trout from the River Lugg. Menus include breakfast, bar snacks, evening meals and Sunday lunch. Local ales and ciders are available in the bar alongside an impressive wine list and spirit selection. There are 6 en-suite rooms for those wishing to stay and dogs are welcome. Special events such as weddings can also be catered for with tailor made packages.
The Fleur de Lys Brasserie at The Wood Norton, nr. Evesham
The Foodie Card offer – 10% off Brasserie dinner menu Sun-Thurs / complimentary glass of Prosecco when booking full Afternoon Tea
Set in a beautiful building which was built in 1897, The Wood Norton is a high quality 50 room hotel with a restaurant which serves guests and visitors with quality food made from local produce. There is a contemporary bar, meeting facilities, private dining area, alfresco dining terrace and with formal gardens the hotel makes a great venue for weddings up to 180 guests. Indulge in an afternoon tea, or dine in the the award winning Fleur de Lys Restaurant choosing from the Brasserie menu or the more formal tasting menu.