Grantley Hall awarded maximum AA accolade

Grantley Hall, the 17th Century Palladian-style manor house hotel in Yorkshire, has been awarded the maximum accolade at this year's AA Awards: five AA Red Stars.

The Grade II* listed mansion with Michelin-starred restaurant from Shaun Rankin in North Yorkshire's Ripon features 47 bedrooms, four restaurants, five bars and a state-of-the-art spa. Only two hotels in the UK were awarded five AA Red Stars making Grantley Hall one of the finest hotels in the country.

Acclaimed chef Shaun Rankin and his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant is housed on site, contributing to the hotel's appeal as a dining destination. It was awarded its first Michelin star earlier this year, respected for its focus on organic produce grown in on-site gardens and work with local suppliers to operate as sustainably as possible.

Yorkshire-born Rankin offers a tasting menu aptly titled 'A Taste of Home', utilising produce from within 30-miles of the restaurant, and swapping European produce for native British alternatives foraged nearby or grown on site.

Reflecting on the win of the five AA stars, Andrew McPherson, General Manager at Grantley Hall said, “We are very proud to be awarded these much sought after Red Stars. It’s fantastic recognition for our hardworking team here at Grantley Hall.

“We would like to thank the AA for keeping these awards going throughout the pandemic and giving us all something to focus on. Our team work extremely hard to deliver exceptional service to all our guests, so we’re truly delighted to have received this accolade.”