THE Black Swan at Oldstead’s home-grown restaurant team has received a double helping of recognition for its food.

Yesterday the pub found out it had retained its “Rising Star” status in the 2011 Michelin guide, just after being awarded three AA Rosettes.

Tom and Anne Banks bought the Black Swan in 2006 and run it with their two sons, James and Tommy.

Mrs Banks said the recognition is particularly rewarding as the restaurant’s team, led by chef Adam Jackson, has developed the standard themselves.

She said: “We took on a local guy, who we knew was very talented, and he has built the team around him and gone forward from there.

“They are all local lads; we haven’t bought in an expensive executive chef to do this. None of them worked to this level before. They have developed it themselves.”

She said she expected the accolades would boost the restaurant’s profile.

She said: “The Star Inn at Harome lost its Michelin star and there are only a couple of pubs in the north of England with three rosettes, so it puts us in pole position round here.”

Andrew Ford, senior food inspector with The AA, said: “Chef Adam Jackson and his team are firing on all cylinders. The menu contains lots of local produce giving it a genuine sense of place. The level of ambition is high, the dishes showing both an eye for creativity and a sound grasp of classical technique.”