The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates has congratulated the Welsh winners of the 2014 -15 AA Hospitality Awards which took place last night. Four Welsh hospitality businesses were among the 24 establishments and individuals which received recognition for outstanding excellence in their field.
The following were the Welsh winners for their respective categories:
AA Hotel of the Year, Wales – Ynyshir Hall, Eglwys Fach
AA Restaurant of the Year, Wales – Bully’s, Cardiff
AA Wine Award, Wales (sponsored by Matthew Clark) – The Grove, Narbeth
AA Pub of the Year, Wales – Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd
The AA has also announced which of the country’s top restaurants have achieved the higher AA Rosettes awards. 28 have seen their ratings rise to three AA Rosettes of which three are in Wales. Llangoed Hall, Llyswen; Ynyshir Hall, Eglwysfach and the Crown at Whitebrook were awarded three AA Rosettes.
Deputy Minister for the Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, said: “I’d like to congratulate the Welsh winners in this year’s prestigious AA Hospitality Awards. All the businesses show a dedication to improving their products and an ambition to be the best they possibly can which make them real ambassadors for tourism in Wales. Quality is crucial if we are to achieve the 10% growth for the industry which is the target set in the tourism strategy for Wales. Their success also follows some excellent tourism figures showing an increase in the number of visitors coming to Wales which goes to show that their hard work is contributing to making Wales a first choice holiday destination.”
Winners of the AA awards are selected in recognition of excellence and success within their award category, having shown a significant improvement within the preceding 12 to 18 months and proving their dedication to raising industry standards and enhancing both their guest and diner experiences.
Further information available on www.aahospitalityawards.com