Berwick Lodge achieves AA Five Star Guest Accommodation Status and Two AA Rosettes for its Restaurant!

Luxury Boutique Hotel Berwick Lodge, Bristol has just been awarded five star status for accommodation and two AA Rosettes in its restaurant.

This is huge news for Bristol and its hospitality industry as it is the only hotel in the city currently awarded the highest AA accommodation grade possible!

Berwick Lodge opened in September 2009 following five years of total regeneration and restoration by its private owners.

This beautifully-restored hotel has quickly soared to the top of the hotel league tables in just four years which is a significant achievement by industry standards.

Owner Sarah Arikan said:

“We are absolutely elated with our 5 star status and 2 rosettes! A real accolade for a small, privately owned hotel. Myself and all the staff – most of whom have been with me from day one – have worked hard to develop the hotel into what it is today and that’s been reflected in this recognition from the AA”.

As if Berwick’s new five star status wasn’t enough, its fine dining restaurant has also been awarded two AA Rosettes under Head Chef Ed Tatton.

Ed Tatton and his young brigade of talented chefs are feeling very proud of themselves.  They love what they do and it is communicated through their cooking and top-level service in the restaurant.

Ed commented:

“I’m thrilled to receive the prestigious award of 2 AA Rosettes. As a team we are constantly trying to push the food forward.  We are always improving, learning and experimenting with new techniques and flavour combinations.  We pride ourselves on sourcing as locally and seasonally whenever possible. It’s great to get the recognition for all our hard work and this has given us the ambition to strive for a third rosette and one day, a Michelin star.”

Guests at Berwick Lodge can expect a truly inspiration dining experience in its elegant restaurant. The effortlessly relaxed ambiance provides the perfect setting for truly inspirational food.

Sarah Arikan added:

Destination Bristol, the organisation responsible for bringing business to Bristol is delighted with Berwick’s recent success and have described its new accreditations of five stars for accommodation as a real coup for tourism in Bristol.

Kathryn Davies, Head of Tourism at Destination Bristol said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Sarah and the team and well deserved.  Berwick Lodge has an exceptionally high standard of food and beautiful rooms and is a great asset to Bristol’s tourism offer”.

Looking forward, Sarah Arikan hopes to position Berwick Lodge as a venue to which people aspire, similar to her personal favourite, Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford.