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The Forge, Chester is awarded 2 AA Rosettes!

The Forge, within Hotel Indigo Chester, have been awarded its first 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. The AA Rosette award, first awarded in 1956, was the first nationwide scheme for assessing the quality of food served by restaurants and hotels. The team of
inspectors have an unrivalled wealth of experience in assessing quality throughout the UK so receiving an award is a huge achievement.

Led by Head Chef, Dan Regan, The Forge is one of Chester’s best restaurants. Opening in Spring 2021, the 70-seater restaurant, has a passion for wild, sustainable British ingredients. The open kitchen cooks over wood and charcoal, using wild and locally reared meat, that is aged on the premises. Dan, who has worked at The Forge since 2021 as Sous Chef, before being promoted to Head Chef, has enormous enthusiasm for sustainable wild food and seasonal produce.

Robert Martin, the AA Inspector said “We are pleased to award two AA Rosettes to The Forge. The quality of the well sourced ingredients impressed us as did the execution of the dishes. The well balanced and imaginative menu showed good technical skill from the kitchen team. The stay at Hotel Indigo Chester was a most enjoyable visit, they have a well- managed establishment, a focused team, delivering friendly hospitality and attentive service in a delightful environment”.

Scott Rankin, General Manager of Hotel Indigo Chester said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded our first 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence at The Forge. Being credited with this prestigious award is testament to our brilliant team who work incredibly hard in
producing a first-class customer experience”.

Hotel Indigo Chester and The Forge have also recently won two other awards - Gold Accommodation in the Taste Chester Awards and a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award for 2023. For more information about Hotel Indigo Chester please visit

For more information about The Forge please visit

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