Arbor takes Bronze for ‘Taste of the West’ in South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Arbor, the Green House Hotel’s 2 AA rosette restaurant, is one of just six restaurants chosen last week to represent the “Taste of the South West” at the prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2015/16.

We are delighted because this confirms our place as one of the best eating out experiences not only in Dorset but in the whole of the region, capping our achievement of winning the Gold in the Dorset Tourism Awards Eating Out category for the past three years in a row.

Over the past few years, Arbor at the Green House Hotel has become a destination restaurant for fine dining in Dorset, not just because of the top quality produce we use, sourced as locally as possible from the best suppliers, but also because our food is served with a clear conscience. The Green House Hotel was developed on sustainable principles, from the building materials to the furnishings, the energy systems to the biodynamic and organic wine list. So you can be sure that fine dining at Arbor restaurant won’t cost the Earth (in any sense). Not only are we careful with our food miles; we also use as much organic, Fairtrade and farm assured produce as possible, working closely with suppliers who stake their family name on their quality. And because we’d like our diners to come back again and again, we price our menus as keenly as possible.

From the super-fresh fish and seafood supplied by local family firm Samways that is at the heart of our seasonal menus, to our meat from Walter Rose Master Butchers in Devizes, fine wines from the Furleigh Estate and English Oak estates here in Dorset and cheese from local artisan James’ Cheeses, Arbor really does offer a unique Taste of the South West.

So whether you live in or near Bournemouth or are just passing through, why not come to Arbor at the Green House Hotel and sample South West dining at its very best. Reserve a table online or call us on 01202 498500 for larger bookings or for more information.

About the South West Tourism Excellence awards

The South West awards attract more competition than any other region with entries from as far afield as Salisbury in the east, the Isles of Scilly in the west and Cirencester in the north.  After assessing a record 490 entries, 93 Finalists were chosen to go forward to the South West Awards.

Entrants underwent a rigorous short-listing process with visits carried out by a team of 42 judges and mystery shoppers. Robin Barker, Director of Services for Tourism Ltd, which manages the awards, commented that the finalists were “the role models in tourism, constantly reinventing their offering and making sure this region stays at the fore in what is one of the biggest and fast growing industries in the world.”

In the Taste of the South West category, the winners were spread across the whole region. Arbor took Bronze along with fellow Dorset entrant the Aroma Coffee House & Kitchen in Lyme Regis as well as the Guardhouse Café in Brixham in South Devon. Silver went to two Cornwall eateries –  the Dining Room in Rock, and the Trewithen Restaurant in Lostwithiel, while Gold went to Michael Caines’ Coach House at Kentisbury Grange in Barnstaple, North Devon.

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