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.|