Chefs at a restaurant in Faringdon are celebrating after they were given an award for culinary excellence.

The Old Crown Coaching Inn at 25 Market Place in Faringdon has been awarded two prestigious AA rosettes.

The restaurant is based in a historic hotel and the team of chefs is headed up by Samuel Squires.

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He specialises in fine dining using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Mr Squires said: “We are delighted to have received this prestigious accolade.

“We enjoy curating culinary creations that delight diners and offer a menu that is produce and flavour driven, using the finest seasonal ingredients to create unique fine-dining dishes with a contemporary twist.

“I’m extremely proud of the hard work and commitment of the whole team that has made this tremendous achievement possible and looking forward to see what we can accomplish next!”

At The Old Crown Coaching Inn, visitors can enjoy a selection of bespoke dishes from a range of menu options.

This includes a tasting menu that allows diners to explore a variety of  flavours.

The restaurant’s dining room is based in what once was the hotel’s ballroom.

The Old Crown Coaching Inn has also been awarded a 4-star rating for the boutique hotel.

The hotel has 14 bespoke rooms and is a popular wedding venue for couples looking for a unique stylish setting for their bridal celebrations.