Retford: AA Inspector presents Ye Olde Bell rosette for culinary excellence

The AA Inspector recently presented Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, Barnby Moor, Retford with the coveted award of an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence - plus a further increase in its merit score of the AA Four-Stars it has held for the past six years.

Tuesday, 1st September 2015, 2:19 pm

The Rosette puts Ye Olde Bell in the top 10 per cent of restaurants across the UK.

Kate Firth, general manage,r said “I am extremely proud of this achievement, which is the culmination of hard work and commitment from the whole team to continue to exceed every aspect of the standards required by the AA.

Our guests have also been extremely supportive in testing a host of new dishes over the past few months and their constructive feedback has certainly proved invaluable.

I genuinely hope this Rosette accolade will bring new diners and guests to Ye Olde Bell where they will be assured a very warm welcome and a fabulous dining experience,”

The extensive kitchens at Ye Olde Bell, incorporating a large banqueting team, are under the management of executive head chef, Keith Firth, who led the hotel to AA 4-Star for the first time in its 365-year history some six years ago. Richard Allen, Restaurant & Bistro head chef, said “The Rosette is something I have aspired to throughout my career and I cannot thank the team enough for their hard work, consistency and commitment towards this achievement”.

The restaurant and bistro at Ye Olde Bell continue to offer an extensive menu ranging from the creative Rosette dishes to all the traditional favourites, including their renowned homemade steak and ale pie and daily specials. Download the menu on