Creative chefs are celebrating award success as it was announced The Old Crown Coaching Inn, based in Faringdon, Oxfordshire has been awarded two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.

The culinary creations of the historic hotel’s Head Chef Samuel Squires and his experienced team, has been recognised and rewarded by hospitality’s highly coveted prestigious award scheme.

Renowned chef Samuel Squires specialises in fine dining using locally sourced seasonal ingredients for discerning diners who enjoy exquisite, innovative, delicious dishes in the luxurious hotel’s elegant Ballroom.

The Old Crown Coaching Inn has been awarded two rosettes by the AA Guide as well as a 4-star rating for the boutique hotel, which has 14 bespoke rooms and is a popular wedding venue for couples looking for a unique stylish setting for their bridal celebrations.

Sebastiaan Evans said: “This prestigious recognition is testament to our team’s hard work and dedication in providing exceptional culinary experiences and quality accommodation. The AA Guide is one of the most respected and renowned hospitality awards in the UK, and we are proud to have received this honour.”

Head Chef Samuel Squires specialises in serving modern gastronomy offering guests exquisite fine dining in the hotel’s elegant, ambient stylish setting.

He said: “We are delighted to have received this prestigious accolade. We enjoy curating culinary creations that delight diners and offer a menu that is produce and flavour driven, using the finest seasonal ingredients to create unique fine-dining dishes with a contemporary twist.

“I’m extremely proud of the hard work and commitment of the whole team that has made this tremendous achievement possible and looking forward to see what we can accomplish next!”

Visitors can enjoy a lavish selection of bespoke dishes from a range of menu options including a tasting menu that allows diners to explore a variety of exquisite flavours.

For more information contact The Old Crown Coaching Inn on 01367 242744 or visit