Grassington House Hotel is celebrating after being recognised as one of the best in the Yorkshire Dales.

The hotel, in The Square, and owned by Sue and John Rudden, has been awarded an AA five-star rating as a restaurant with rooms and has two rosettes for food.

AA inspectors commented that it was an “absolute pleasure” to return to the hotel where its “standards, quality and comfort continued to impress.”

The inspectors congratulated the Ruddens on individually styled rooms and on two newly redecorated bedrooms which were “richly decorated and furnished with wonderful attention to detail.”

Sue looks after the interior design, along with many other aspects of management at the hotel, while John is in charge of the kitchen.

Sue paid tribute to the hard work of their employees and added: “This is why we do what we do. What a team – and what a great start to 2014.”