A BARROW hotel's restaurant has been named among an exclusive list of eateries to feature in the AA's 2020 Restaurant Guide.

The Abbey House Hotel & Gardens, home to Oscar's Bar, is one of 67 restaurants in Cumbria to make the food lover’s guide to the best cuisine in Britain.

It contains over 2,000 restaurants currently awarded Rosettes for culinary excellence by the AA’s professional inspectors.

John Horton, general manager of the Abbey House Hotel and Gardens, said: “We’re both delighted and proud to once again be awarded an AA Rosette; it’s excellent news and fantastic recognition for the team behind Oscar’s Bar and Restaurant and the Abbey House Hotel and Gardens at large.

“We place a huge emphasis on our food and drinks offering, investing money, time and energy into ensuring we have the right colleagues, with the best facilities to deliver the finest cuisine to both hotel guests and casual diners.

“Oscar’s is open to all - and I’d really encourage food lovers to come and enjoy the menu created by our head chef Ashley Wood.”

Ashley, who had worked at some of the Lake District’s top hotels before joining the Abbey House, said: “The real focus is always on delivering an excellent dining experience for the customer - although we are obviously very happy to retain our rosette.

“I am very passionate about using the very best produce, sourced and supplied locally wherever possible.

“For my team and me, cooking is a passion. We put our hearts and souls into what we do, day in and day out and hopefully that is reflected in the dishes we serve.

“There is some exciting news about Oscar’s on the horizon, and we look forward to sharing that with customers old and new very soon.”

The full list of Cumbrian restaurants in the Guide is as below:

Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside

The Old Stamp House Restaurant, Ambleside

Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside

Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa, Appleby

Allium at Askham Hall, Askham

Abbey House Hotel & Gardens, Barrow

Lake View Restaurant, Bassenthwaite

Ravenstone Lodge Country House Hotel, Bassenthwaite

Borrowdale Gates Hotel, Borrowdale

Hazel Bank Country House, Borrowdale

The Leathes Head, Borrowdale

Lodore Falls Hotel, Borrowdale

Borrowdale Hotel, Borrowdale

Mizu, Borrowdale

The Ryebeck, Bowness

Belsfield Restaurant, Bowness

The Cottage in the Wood, Braithwaite

Crown Hotel, Carlisle

Aynsome Manor Hotel, Cartmel

L’Enclume, Cartmel

Rogan & Co Restaurant, Cartmel

George and Dragon, Clifton

The Trout Hotel, Cockermouth

The Punchbowl Inn at Crosthwaite, Crosthwaite

Stove at Langdale Hotel & Spa, Elterwater

Inn on the Lake, Glenridding

Clare House, Grange

The Wordsworth Hotel & Spa, Grasmere

Rothay Garden Hotel, Grasmere

The Daffodil Hotel & Spa, Grasmere

Forest Side, Grasmere

The Lancrigg, Grasmere

The Queen’s Head Inn & Restaurant, Hawkshead

The Sun Inn, Hawkshead

Brossen Steakhouse, Keswick

Sun Inn Restaurant, Kirkby Lonsdale

Pheasant Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale

Plato’s, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Inn at Brough, Kirkby Stephen

The Villa Levens, Levens

Plough Inn, Lupton

Ees Wyke Country House, Near Sawrey

Lakeside Hotel Lake, Newby Bridge

Devonshire Restaurant, Penrith

FYR, Penrith

Pentonbridge Inn, Pentonbridge

1863 Bar Bistro Rooms, Pooley Bridge

The Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass

The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale

Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite

The Restaurant at Temple Sowerby, Temple Sowerby

Macdonald Leeming House, Watermillock

Porto, Windermere

Hrishi at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Windermere

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Windermere

Beech Hill Hotel & Spa, Windermere

Storrs Hall Hotel, Windermere

The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse, Windermere

Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Windermere

The Samling, Windermere

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Windermere

Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant, Windermere

Briery Wood Country House Hotel, Windermere

Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere

Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere

Gilpin Spice, Windermere

Langdale Chase, Windermere