Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa...

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa...

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa wins 'Best Hotel Restaurant' of the year award...

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, a stunning Georgian country house hotel in Nantwich, Cheshire, has won the Best Hotel Restaurant prize, announced this week (19 November 2013) at the third annual Dining Out Awards, part of a contest staged by Nantwich Food and Drink Festival.

For the third year running, General Manager at Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Stephen Fearnley, and 2013 quarter-finalist Master Chef contestant, acting Head Chef Michael Batters, were presented with the prestigious local award at the presentation ceremony.

This year has seen a record 3000 votes cast by local diners on the dedicated Nantwich Food & Drink Festival website for the five categories; Best Restaurant, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Café, Best Pub with Food and Best Cup of Coffee. Nearly one hundred dining establishments were nominated; with votes cast being based on the quality of food, ambience and welcome at each venue.

Stephen Fearnley, General Manager, said: “To win Best Hotel Restaurant at the Nantwich Food & Drink Festival Dining Out Awards for the third year in a row is a phenomenal achievement, particularly given that this year saw a record number of votes and almost one hundred establishments nominated. This tops off what has been a great year for Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, and I would like to thank my team in all that we have achieved in 2013”.

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa recently won the coveted Four Red Stars Award at the AA Hospitality Awards ceremony in 2013; one of just 18 top hotels in the UK this year to celebrate newly-awarded AA Red Stars.

Set in 38 acres, Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa is part of the award-winning Hand Picked Hotels collection of 20 country house hotels which won the most prestigious category in the AA Hospitality Awards in 2012, ‘AA Large Hotel Group of the Year’.

For media information, please contact Marion Hardman at Four Communications on 020 3697 4358 or 07961 578 401 or

About Hand Picked Hotels
Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist. The award-winning hotels are renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings, a total of 20 classically British hotels in rural settings across the British Isles, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 17 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh recognised with three AA rosettes.  Nine hotels have achieved red star status which means they are ranked within the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland. There are nine hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Hand Picked Hotels is the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013.



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