Best UK gastropubs named
by Simon Ward | 07 February 2012 | 0 commentsTweet
A panel of critics, chefs and pub chiefs have picked the UK's top gastropubs. We run down the top 20.
The two Michelin-starred pub run by chef Tom Kerridge was last year’s runner-up. Dishes on its à la carte menu include slow cooked duck breast with savoy cabbage, duck fat chips and gravy, and Essex lamb ‘bun’ with sweetbreads and salsa verde.
The awards are voted for by chefs, food writers, pub chiefs and suppliers. The voting is broken down into eight geographical regions to ensure each region of the UK has an opportunity to shine. However, no pubs from Scotland or Northern Ireland made the top 50.
The top 20
Here are the top 20 pubs in order:
The Hand & Flowers, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
The Harwood Arms, Fulham, London
The Star Inn, Harome, North Yorkshire
The Anchor & Hope, Waterloo, London
The Jack In the Green, Rockbeare, Devon
The Royal Oak Paley Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Hinds Head, Bray, Berkshire
The Hardwick, Abergavenny
The Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley, East Yorkshire
The Sportsman, Seasalter, Kent
The Gurnard's Head, Treen, Cornwall
The Olive Branch, Clipsham, Rutland
The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset
The Wellington Arms, Baughurst, Hampshire
The Masons Arms, Knowstone, Devon
The Bull & Last, Highgate, London
The Canton Arms, Stockwell, London
The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon
The Stagg Inn, Titley, Herefordshire
The Lord Poulett Arms, Hinton St George, Somerset
You can see the full top 50 at www.top50gastropubs.co.uk
Do you have a favourite gastropub? Or do you think they’re overrated? Let us know in the Comments section below.