Three AA rosettes for Stocks Hotel in Sark
STOCKS HOTEL in Sark has been awarded three rosettes from the AA for the quality of its food and service.
The independent hotel said the award meant it was the first ever hotel or restaurant on Sark to achieve such an accolade – and was the highest such rated hotel and restaurant in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
‘The restaurant at Stocks has an excellent reputation for the quality of its food and service within the Channel Islands and accreditation by the AA is recognised as the benchmark for quality throughout the world,’ said Paul Armorgie, Stocks Hotel’s general manager.
‘Since the renovation of the hotel and restaurant in 2010, Stocks has enjoyed an ever-growing increase in guests from across the globe.
‘For an independent, luxury hotel and restaurant that aims to provide the highest quality of food and service on a small island, recognition by one of the leading authorities in the world is absolutely invaluable.’
Stocks was inspected anonymously by the AA twice during 2018 and the inspector was particularly praiseworthy of the ‘traditional dishes showcasing local produce’.
He added that ‘the hotel is tucked away in a tranquil and picturesque valley – but then again just about everywhere on Sark is quiet and picturesque – Stocks is a smart hotel built around a Georgian farmhouse. It’s done out in a traditional manner, and that goes for the fine-dining restaurant, too’.
Mr Armorgie added: ‘As the oldest independently owned hotel on Sark, we continually strive to improve our guests’ experience at Stocks.
‘The benefits of recognition by an internationally recognised organisation such as the AA provide the oxygen of publicity for our small business and we look forward to our continued success.’