Michelin starred pubs in Warwickshire are in the running for prestigious awards. - The Leamington Observer

Michelin starred pubs in Warwickshire are in the running for prestigious awards.

MICHELIN starred pubs in Warwickshire are in the running for prestigious awards.

The Cross at Kenilworth has been named a finalist in the Front of House Team of the Year category at the Estrella Gastro Pub Awards.

The pub has held its Michelin star since 2014, along with three AA Rosettes, named Warwickshire Pub of the Year in 2021 and secured Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice for three years running. The Cross also received a Good Food Award Gold Seal last year.

The Cross is one of three finalists in the category and will be in the running with The Victoria in Oxshott and Brook House Fulham.




Pawel Skrzypinksi, generał manager, leads the front of house team and is passionate about delivering first class service.

Adam Bennett, chef director of The Cross, reflected upon the nomination, “At The Cross we have always tried to deliver a superior experience but with the relaxed feel of a pub and Pawel has done an incredible job achieving this, training and motivating the team to offer that little extra.


“Like many hospitality businesses, we’re still experiencing challenges so it’s fantastic to receive recognition like this. Pawel and the the team should be very proud of themselves for being shortlisted in such a competitive awards.”

And the The Royal Oak at Whatcote near Shipston, which has held a Michelin star since 2019, has been shortlisted in the top 50 gastropub list for the first time since opening five years ago

Run by Solanche and Richard Craven, the couple said: “Our food offering is what we like to call ‘proper country food’, wild meats and foraged ingredients from our home area. The same ethos we’ve always had.

“Our aim is simple. We want to tell the story of our community, the producers themselves and how we’ve utilised their ingredients.”

The awards ceremony takes place at the Unruly Pig in Suffolk on January 23.

 

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