Hannah Barnes won a competition earlier this year, run in conjunction with City College Norwich Art and Design students, for an illustration of the Maids Head Hotel to be printed on new mugs, which are now in the hotel’s 84 bedrooms, as part of the tea and coffee making facility. The mugs are also on sale in hotel reception.
The Grove in Cromer has been recognised by the Luxury Travel Guide as their Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year and commended for the high quality of food, amenities and accommodation.
It comes on the back of the Eviivo Hidden Gems award shortlisting earlier in the year – to go with a double AA Rosette, four-star Gold Award and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - and rounds off the eightieth anniversary of the same family running the Grove.
The judges said: “The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement to be proud of. This year has seen an unprecedented number of shortlisted companies, providing strong competition in every category.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme was officially launched five years ago this week, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is celebrating its success so far.
Back in 2010, Norwich was the first local authority to introduce the national adaptation of the tiered rating scheme they had piloted some years earlier.
FHRS has been a huge success, with 325 (out of a total of 326) local authorities in England now operating the scheme. The ratings are determined by food safety officers and run from 0 - 5, with a 5 rating meaning very good food hygiene standards.