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Cumbrian inn awarded five-star status
A highly popular Lake District inn has attained 5-star status from AA Hotel & Hospitality Services.
The Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse at Crook near Windermere has been awarded the highest rating in recognition of its hospitality excellence following an AA inspection in July.
The inn, which is run by English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, has won praise for overall improvements in terms of AA quality standards over the past few years, including services and facilities and five critical benchmarks of quality: cleanliness, hospitality, bedrooms, bathrooms and breakfast. Five star status required an overall score of more than 85%.
Adam Bujok from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues, the manager of The Wild Boar, said: “Attaining the five star standards set by the AA is a real boost for the inn and our team.
“The team is delighted to move up to five star, but we also recognise there is scope to grow into this award and maintain progress.”
The Wild Boar Inn has its own smoke house, which supplies the restaurant with meats, cheeses and fish and offers food smoking courses. The Inn also has an on-site microbrewery, the Brewhouse, where guests can experience real ale fermenting sessions under the expert guidance of a master brewer.
For further information, visit http://englishlakes.co.uk/the-wild-boar/