AA Pub Of The Year


The Inn at Penallt received national recognition last night when it was named AA Pub of the Year for Wales 2012-13 at the AA Hospitality Awards held at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

Located in the peaceful village of Penallt on the edge of the Wye Valley, this rural inn was bought by Andrew and Jackie Murphy almost three years ago. They have spent some time restoring and renovating this property to create the traditional pub and restaurant they dreamed of running.

Hospitality is second to none and real ales and traditional draught beers are served, plus a good selection of bottled beers and ciders. The cuisine is so good that diners will drive here to taste their quality food. This is a popular, friendly, well deserving winner for Welsh Pub of the Year.

Speaking of their win, Andrew Murphy said, ‘Coming shortly after being awarded our first rosette this really is truly unbelievable and something Jackie and I couldn’t have imagined when we moved in three years ago. We have some fantastic staff who enjoy their work and work very hard to ensure guests enjoy their visit to us. We will keep on trying to exceed out customers’ expectations.’

The AA Hospitality Awards, hosted this year by Kate Silverton, saw the great and good of the country’s hospitality industry come together to celebrate not only the amazing achievements of the individuals and establishments receiving recognition for outstanding excellence in their field but also 20 years of the iconic AA Restaurant Guide.

The evening opened with a tribute to the AA Restaurant Guide by Heston Blumenthal and Raymond Blanc before the superb gourmet meal created by chef Jason Atherton and the team at the London Hilton Park Lane and entertainment from glamorous string quartet Siren.

The award event also sees the launch of the 2013 AA guides to UK hotels, restaurants, pubs and B&Bs which contain details of all the winning

The full list of all AA hospitality awards for 2012 is here.