A HEREFORDSHIRE pub has been awarded two prestigious awards for its top food and luxury rooms.

The New Inn at St Owen’s Cross, between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, says it is thrilled to have been awarded two AA Rosettes after reopening in 2020.

The pub, originally a 16th century coaching inn, was awarded the accolade on its very first AA assessment.

The AA recognises only the best restaurants, pubs, and hotels across the country.

The New Inn, a pub with rooms, a restaurant, and a beautiful terrace garden, also boasts a warm and welcoming design-led setting while retaining a rustic charm.


Chef Michael Fowler has run award-winning venues across the country, most recently working in partnership with Michelin-starred chef Chris Oakley.

Along with his team, who have worked together for several years, Michael creates seasonal dishes with a strong emphasis on local produce.

Michael said: "Speaking on behalf of everyone here, we are delighted and proud to have been given such awards on only our first visit from the AA.

"From the kitchen, right through to the front of house and housekeeping teams we work together to ensure the absolute best food is served with the best service, in the best surroundings.

"We would all like to thank every one of our suppliers. It is thanks to their quality ingredients as well, that we have achieved so much."


Owners Mark and Julie Green, also the team behind Gun Dog Gin, said: "We are very happy that the AA has endorsed everything available at The New Inn.

"Guests can pop in for drinks in the bar and in the garden, or for gorgeous food. Either way, they can always be assured of a wonderfully warm welcome.

"We are so proud of the entire team."