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The Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms wins AA Wine Award for Wales and promoted to four AA Rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards 2017 at the Grosvenor Hotel in London Last Night

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Michelin starred restaurant with rooms, The Whitebrook has been awarded a prestigious AA Wine Award for Wales in recognition of its outstanding contribution to promoting wine understanding and appreciation. The restaurant also joins the likes of Le Champignon Sauvage, Murano, Texture, Fera at Claridges, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Stovell’s, The Black Swan at Olstead, Orwells and Northcote in the AA Restaurant Guide 2017 with the highly sought after four AA Rosettes. It has been a great year for The Whitebrook so far, only a few weeks ago they were also included in the prestigious 2017 Good Food Guide Top 50 Restaurants in the UK.

This impressive accolade puts The Whitebrook ‘among the top restaurants in the UK, where the cooking demands national recognition’. According to The AA Restaurant Guide, ‘these restaurants exhibit intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills, and remarkable consistency’.

“I am absolutely delighted that The Whitebrook has won this award, and promoted to four prestigious AA Rosettes; it is a great honour to be recognised by such a respected establishment as the AA.” Chris Harrod

Set in the blissfully peaceful Wye Valley, The Whitebrook’s philosophy has always been to source ingredients from its abundant surroundings and this ethos is reflected in the varied and eclectic wine list which champions local wines, independent growers and organic and biodynamic producers.

Chef Chris Harrod (ex- Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and The Grove, Herts.) launched The Whitebrook in 2013 with his wife Kirsty after a long search for the perfect site. Within 11 months of opening, The Whitebrook was awarded a Michelin star and has since been named one of the UK’s Top 50 Restaurants in The Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017.

““I am absolutely delighted that The Whitebrook has won this award, and promoted to four prestigious AA Rosettes; it is a great honour to be recognised by such a respected establishment as the AA.” Chris Harrod

The wine list at The Whitebrook is currently made up of 40% organic and biodynamic wine with a view to expanding to 50% by next year. Notable examples which reflect the The Whitebrook’s approach to wine include Limney Dry White Sussex, Pecoranera Tenuta Grillo Italy, Bourgogne Blanc ‘Le Petit Tetu’ Jean-Marie Berrux France, Frappato COS Sicilia.

The Whitebrook’s now award winning wine list is complimented by Chris’ dedication to local produce; every dish served, from breakfast through to dinner, boasts locally sourced ingredients, many of which are foraged a short distance from the restaurant. For lunch or dinner, guests may opt for a three course set menu or a seven course tasting menu matched with a wine for each course.

A snapshot of Chris’ menu with wine matches includes Mugwort smoked beets, Trealy Farm black pudding, aromatic herbs and flowers matched with Grenacha, 2014, Casa Di Si Chiquitin, Catalaluyd, Spain; Orkney scallop, turnip, apple, miso, wood sorrel, pearl barley matched with Vouvray Sec, 2014, Didier Champalou, Loire, France and Cornish plaice, heritage carrot, buttermilk, estuary herbs matched with Shoreline, 2014, Axminster, Devon, England.

Rooms at The Whitebrook are simply yet stylishly decorated and guests are always greeted with tea and freshly baked Welsh cakes on arrival. Overnight visitors can tuck into breakfast delights which include bacon, sausage and black pudding from neighbouring village Trealy Farm Charcuterie, and smoked haddock and kippers from the Black Mountain Smokery in Crickhowell. Offering exceptional value with dinner, bed and breakfast starting at £215, The Whitebrook is the ultimate gastronomic rural retreat.

The Whitebrook setting is out of a fairy tale book, perfect for walks, cycling, fly fishing, minutes from Chepstow racecourse, the impressive Tintern Abbey and Humble by Nature farm amongst others.

‘Had a delicious meat at the one star Michelin @TheWhitebrook. A young chef who once worked five years with me @lemanoir. Bravo Chris. Proud of you.’ Raymond Blanc

‘Chris Harrod’s cooking shines out as a refreshing, original and, at times, brave take on native ingredients. It is resolutely British, totally rooted in our hedgerows and coastline, with a huge emphasis places on foraged finds - “it all feels fresh and new”’. Score of 7/10. UK Top 50 Restaurants. Good Food Guide 2017

‘The Whitebrook could exist nowhere else, and eating here is an experience like no other in modern British food’ 9/10. Chris Pople - Cheese and Biscuits. Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Best Online Restaurant Writer Award Winner 2014

thewhitebrook.co.uk

Notes to Editors

Reservations: 01600 860254 or email info@thewhitebrook.co.uk

Address: The Whitebrook, Whitebrook, Nr Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4TX

Lead in rates £224 and includes a three course meal, bed and breakfast for two midweek. From £250 for tasting menu, bed and breakfast based on two sharing, midweek

Set lunch: Two courses £25, three courses £29. Dinner 3 three courses £59, Seven course tasting menu £74, with matching wines an additional £55. For full list of menus including set dinner and vegetarian see: thewhitebrook.co.uk/menu

Open six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday for dinner, Wednesday to Sunday for lunch. 34 covers

Two and half hours from central London

Nearest train stations Chepstow (30 minutes) and Abergavenny (40 minutes)

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