Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Saxmundham: Bell House Hotel celebrates Michelin Guide rating

09:28 24 December 2012

Bernhard Hagen - chef at the Bell House Hotel

Bernhard Hagen - chef at the Bell House Hotel

Archant

RESTAURATEURS have been celebrating after their eatery made a prestigious gastronomic publication.

shares

The Bell House Hotel in Saxmundham has been included in the Michelin Guide 2013 – receiving a “two fork” rating.

They have also just received an “Award for Excellence” from travel website Trip Advisor, which was voted for by the public.

General manager Anne Hagen and her head chef husband Bernhard have said they are delighted with the recognition.

She said: “All of us at The Bell House are exceedingly proud to have this outstanding recognition. We also recognise the responsibility of maintaining and exceeding these standards.

“These awards will definitely benefit the hotel but also the community in Saxmundham and Suffolk at large.”

It caps an impressive year for the hotel, which also recently hosted a “Sommelier Evening” for wine merchants Corney and Barrow, Royal Warrant Holders for the Queen and Prince Charles.

Ms Hagen, who has been at the hotel for six months said: “We have just been working, working, working and then the two awards came in back-to-back.”

She said that both her and Mr Hagen have been in the hospitality trade for “years and years” and worked with the royal family in Dubai at an eight-star hotel.

Ms Hagen added: “We have got a really good eye for detail and we try and make sure that everything is absolutely spotless.

“For both of us what we do is a real passion. Bernhard has a passion for cooking and many of the things he does are very complex. We have had a lot of people saying that some of his sauces, which can take two or three days to make, should be bottled.”

Ms Hagen said the ten-bedroom historic coaching inn, which put up King George II in 1737, has also recently entertained companies including Waitrose and John Lewis.

shares

0 comments

Police search the home of Chris May in Kelvedon, who has been missing since May 25.

Police searching for a missing Essex man have begun a search of his home amid fears his disappearance could be suspicious.

Caroline Salisbury, 28, groomed the boy and, despite warnings to stay away, had sex with him on four occasions over three weeks in 2013, said the Court Martial Appeal Court. Stock image: PA.

An Army wife from Suffolk who had sex with a 14-year-old boy has had her two year suspended sentence replaced with an immediate term of three years imprisonment.

Amanda Bond, Visit Suffolk brand manager, at Southwold.

The eastern region’s tourism industry outperformed the rest of England last year, with average spending by visitors growing by more than twice the national average.

Sir David Attenborough reopened the Abberton Reservoir for Essex and Suffolk Water and Essex Wildlife Trust. The reservoir has had an enormous amount of work done to it as a reservoir and as a wildlife habitat.

Britain’s best-loved champion of the natural world marked the completion of a massive East Anglian reservoir expansion project today with a ringing endorsement of the way the scheme gives long-term water security to millions of people while offering them a “profoundly” important connection with nature.

Three people have been arrested after police carried out a search warrant at a house in Lowestoft.

Three people have been arrested after police carried out a search warrant at a house in Lowestoft.

Chelmsford magistrates rejected the appeal.

A taxi driver has been permanently banned from driving cabs in Colchester after he was spotted reading a book while behind the wheel.

Manor Road in Elmsett.

Specialist chemical firefighters were sent to a Suffolk village when people reported suffering swollen and itchy eyes after a mysterious dust cloud fell.

A golf club (not in Haverhill)

The council has been criticised by the Taxpayers’ Alliance for owning the Haverhill properties.

Zena Gravener is cutting the central grass verge on Old London Road, Copdock, with a sickle.

A 73-year-old woman has driven Suffolk County Council into action over an overgrown grass verge by taking matters into her own hands.

Colchester's new park and ride opens

Around 20,000 people have used Colchester’s new park and ride since it opened less than two months ago – with charging set to be introduced from Monday.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages