The Award winners 2010

AA Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognises a lifetime commitment to the pursuit of perfection within their discipline, maintaining the highest quality of service and standards and a track record of constant improvement and an unswerving dedication.

George Goring OBE

George Goring was born in room 114 at The Goring hotel and later went on to spend an incredible 43 years at the helm. George's focus on customers and staff alike, and quality through constant re-investment in the hotel, exemplifies the fundamentals of good hotel keeping.
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George Goring

AA Chefs' Chef of the Year

A unique award that offers all AA Rosette-awarded chefs the chance to decide which of their peers deserves the ultimate recognition.

Martin Wishart

 A brilliant career has taken Martin around the world. Continuously striving for professional success, Martin aims to strengthen Scotland's reputation for good food and to encourage others with his enthusiasm for cooking.
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Martin Wishart

AA Hotel of the Year

Introduced in 1992, and awarded to hotels that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market.

England: Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, Colerne, Wiltshire

 Set in 500 acres of stunning gardens and listed parkland, Lucknam Park dates back to 1720 and boasts many original features. With an impressive AA-Rosetted restaurant and spa, this is the perfect place to relax.
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Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, Colerne

Scotland: Boath House, Nairn, Highland

Lovingly restored by the present owners, this hotel has inviting lounges, striking, sumptuous and individually styled bedrooms, and is truly a delight to visit.
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Bath House, Nairn

Wales: The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno

Elegance and excellence is the mission statement of this notable hotel and regular investment has kept it at the top end of the market.
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The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno

London: The Royal Horseguards

This iconic and majestic Grade I listed building has undergone a £16.5m refurbishment and is beautifully presented with a smart and stylish design.
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The Royal Horseguards, London

AA Restaurant of the Year

While the standard of cuisine is at the very heart of the selection criteria for these awards, innovation, ambience, and hospitality are all part of the equation that determines the eventual winners.

England: The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wiltshire

This restaurant is run by passionate owners who have evolved this establishment into a high profile destination restaurant which year on year has grown in stature.
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The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

Scotland: The Peat Inn, Fife

A delightful former coaching inn situated just six miles from St Andrews, The Peat Inn is renowned as one of Scotland's top dining destinations.
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The Peat Inn, Fife

Wales: The Hardwick, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

The Hardwick offers accomplished cooking which delivers good honest modern British food: bold, appealing and simply prepared, using quality local ingredients.
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The Hardwick, Abergavenny

London: Galvin La Chapelle

Galvin La Chapelle provides a contemporary take on classical French and European cuisine, using great quality ingredients and classic combinations; a destination restaurant that truly delivers a "wow" factor.
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Galvin La Chapelle

AA Wine Awards

T&W Wines Nominees are judged on the quality of their wine list and their ability to inspire customers to make wider and more adventurous choices.

England & Overall: Hambleton Hall, Oakham, Rutland

Winning a trip to the vineyards of Willi Opitz, Hambleton Hall provides a beautifully presented and immaculate list, offering a wonderful selection of mature wines.
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Hambleton Hall, Oakham

Scotland: The Kitchin, Leith, Edinburgh

The excellent wine list at The Kitchin offers well-chosen and high-quality selections with seasonal recommendations.
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The Kitchin, Leith

Wales: Fairyhill, Reynoldston, Swansea

Fairyhill prides itself on serving a wide selection of rare and exciting wines to accompany delectable modern British cooking.
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AA Pub of the Year

Combining the provision of enjoyable food, a great pub atmosphere, and a warm welcome with a high standard of management.

England: The Black Swan at Oldstead, North Yorkshire

Located in the sleepy village of Oldstead, within the North Yorkshire National Park, this family-run establishment offers a true country pub experience.
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The Black Swan at Oldstead

Scotland: The Sun Inn, Eskbank, Edinburgh

Attracting visitors from afar, as well as from the local area, The Sun Inn offers warm and genuine hospitality.
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The Sun Inn, Edinburgh

Wales: The Swan Inn, Little Haven, Haverfordwest

The Swan Inn is a delightful destination pub hidden away beside a pebbled cove on the coast of Pembrokeshire.
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The Swan inn, Little Haven

AA Small Hotel Group of the Year

This award recognises the consistent dedication and development of a small hotel group in terms of improvement to service and operational standards.

Winner: Apex Hotels

Stylish, contemporary, but with strong values and a personal touch to the operational style, Apex operates a number of quality hotels in Scotland and London.
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Apex Hotels

AA Hotel Group of the Year

A hugely prestigious award presented in recognition of the hotel group that has a proven track record of striving to ensure the very best levels of service, food and accommodation across the range of properties.

Winner: Marriott Hotels

Having invested £120 million into 38 hotels across the UK, one of its biggest refurbishment projects to date and an investment that continues to illustrate Mariott's commitment to providing customers with excellent service in great hotels.
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Marriott Hotels

AA Eco Hotel and Hotel Group of the Year awards

British Gas Business The award recognises a clear commitment to sustainability, demonstrated through good practice and policy to make a positive contribution to reducing the impact on the environment.

Eco Hotel Of The Year Winner: The scarlet, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

One of the most exciting and unusual hotels to open in recent years, The Eco Hotel of the Year is situated on the north cost of Cornwall and is purpose-built to the highest eco standards.
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Winner: Elite Hotels

 Sustainability is an integral part of this hotel group's operational strategies. Initiatives include investment into 'fuel pod' technology, to turn used cooking oil into bio-diesel to run estate machinery and company cars.
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Elite Hotels