Hospitality Awards 2023

AA Wine Award England and overall

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About the award

Introduced in 1998, this award recognises and outstanding contribution to promoting wine understanding and appreciation. Nominees are judged on the quality of their wine list and their ability to inspire customers to make wider and more adventurous choices in selecting wine

Askham Hall,Penrith Cumbria 

Askham Hall dates back to the 14th century and only the restaurant is a modern addition to the building. Public areas are warm and welcoming with open fires adding to the charm. The award-winning food uses produce from the kitchen gardens as well as the farms within the estate.

Wine judging observations:

A wonderful list for a fine restaurant, with some serious wines sold by the glass, all by Coravin. The wine offer is so well chosen with a broad range and real depth. Especially noteworthy is a breathtaking collection of old vintages dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which are linked to world events for added context. Want to drink a great wine from the space race era? Then Allium is the place for you. The list is a wine lover’s treasure trove.

Previous Winners

2023 - Askham Hall 

2022 - The Vineyard

2019 – Hampton Manor
2017 – The Five Fields
2016 – Sketch (Lecture Room and Library)
2015 – The Sun Inn
2014 – The Queensberry Hotel
2013 – Northcote Restaurant
2012 – L'Etranger
2011 – La Trompette
2010 – Hambleton Hall
2009 – The Old Bridge Hotel
2008 – Ransome’s Dock
2007 – The Burlington Restaurant
2006 – The Harrow at Little Bedwyn