Head Chef, Joe, receives his Rosette

We have yet another reason to celebrate following an exceptional report from the AA.  Our new Head Chef, Joe Holland, received his first AA Rosette following the inspector’s visit in July.

Joe really has had an incredible July, during which he was able to show case his new dishes with the Hotel’s first ‘Tasting Evening’.  The evening was a huge success with local people having the opportunity to enjoy an eight-course dinner with matching wines. The Inspector highlighted Joe’s talent within his feedback, as can be seen from the following extract from the 17 page report given to Julie, our Owner and General Manager.

“It was good to return to Alveston House Hotel for this routine overnight inspection which generally proved to be another very positive visit.  Hospitality and service provided a very good mix of a relaxed and friendly welcome with efficient and helpful service at all times – a very pleasant team of staff in place!  Bedrooms and bathrooms are generally well decorated and furnished and housekeeping displayed very good attention to detail throughout all areas of the hotel at the visit.  All public areas appeared in good order including the comfortable lounge and the well-furnished Carriages Restaurant.  Dinner wa s especially enjoyable under the careful guidance of new Head Chef Joe Holland and achieves a new award of One Rosette.  Good selection of hot and cold items also provided at breakfast.  We look forward to returning in due course and in the meantime, confirm a grading as a Three Star Hotel with an impressive Merit score of 84% continues to be well deserved”

Joe Holland-Chef-Alveston House Hotel