Two AA rosettes have been granted to The Castle at Edgehill following a recent secret visit.
The hotel, bar and restaurant was granted the accolade for its food and service, alongside four stars for its accommodation and an award for its breakfasts.
Landlord Mark Higgs said: “We have been working very hard and this is better than we ever could have hoped for. This is fantastic.”
He added only eight per cent of pubs in the UK had two rosettes and the Castle was continuing to aim high.
“The number of rosettes goes up to five. Chef Tom Kerridge’s restaurant, The Hand and Flowers, in Marlow has four, so we are half way to home,” Mr Higgs said.
The Castle received its breakfast award for using seasonal and local produce and fish direct from boats off Cornwall.
The AA assesses hotels, B&Bs, guest houses and budget hotels under common standards agreed by the AA and tourist authorities VisitBritain, VisitScotland and VisitWales.
Their rosette scheme recognises successful cooking at different levels. Only 10 per cent of restaurants have one rosette or more.