AA Ratings Guide

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The AA category that pubs and inns fall into is called Guest Accommodation. Below are the following Guest Accommodation sub categories and their descriptions. 

B&B Accommodation provided in a private house by the owner for up to six paying guests
Guest House Accommodation for more than six paying guests, with the owner and staff providing more services, e.g. dinner.
Farmhouse B&B or Guest House accommodation provided on a working farm.
Inn Accommodation provided in a fully licensed establishment. The bar will be open to non-residents and provide food in the evenings.
Restaurant with Rooms A restaurant offering a maximum of 12 bedrooms.
Guest Accommodation Any establishment that meets the minimum entry requirements can choose to use this general category.
Inn Accommodation provided in a fully licensed establishment. The bar will be open to non-residents and provide food in the evenings.


Then the accommodation is rated using the AA stars:

One Star Minimum quality requirements for cleanliness, maintenance, hospitality, facilities and services. A cooked or substantial continental breakfast is served in a dining room or eating area, or bedroom only.
Two Stars Courteous service, well-maintained beds, and breakfast prepared with a good level of care.
Three Stars Friendly welcome, and good-quality, well-presented beds and furniture. A choice of good-quality, freshly cooked food is available at breakfast.
Four Stars Attentive, more personalised service. At least half of the bedrooms are en suite or have private bathrooms. Very good beds and high quality furniture. Breakfast offers a greater choice, and fresh ingredients are cooked and presented with a high level of care.
Five Stars Awareness of each guest's needs with nothing being too much trouble. All bedrooms are en suite or have a private bathroom. Excellent quality beds and furnishings. Breakfast includes specials/home-made items, high quality ingredients, and fresh local produce.