PECKFORTON Castle is celebrating being awarded a third rosette for culinary excellence by the AA board.

The long-established rosette scheme, which recognises successful cooking at different levels across the UK, is judged on success or failure by inspection visits from an AA inspector.

Peckforton Castle now joins an elite 10% of nationwide restaurants that have been bestowed with the Three Rosettes accolade.

Judging is made on a restaurant’s selection and sympathetic treatment of the highest quality ingredients.

Other areas the castle’s 1851 restaurant were judged on include the timing, seasoning and the judgement of flavour combinations as well as the intuitive service from staff and a well-chosen wine list.

Chris Naylor, managing director of Peckforton Castle, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the castle and something we have worked towards for the past two years.

“It is a testament to the creativity of our head chef Mark Ellis and our wonderful 1851 restaurant team.

“We pride ourselves on our love of Cheshire produce and use some of the best the county offers.”

Mr Ellis said: “Gaining a third rosette is an honour for us and makes us want to continue to strive for even more culinary success in the future.”

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