Top 50 gastropubs of 2015 revealed

Updated on 27 January 2015 | 0 Comments

The UK's top foodie pubs have been named.

The best gastropubs in the nation have been announced, so if you’re looking to treat yourself to an exceptional meal out, these could be right up your street.

Tom Kerridge presented the awards, having topped the chart three years running with his own Hand & Flowers in Marlow. This pub has now been moved into the Top 50 Hall of Fame.

Organised by trade magazine Publican's Morning Advertiser, pubs are voted for by pub owners, chefs, pub guide editors and food companies, among others.

The top 50

With Tom’s pub now out of the running because of its champion status, The Sportsman, based in Seasalter, Kent, has moved up from second place to first for 2015. Steve and Phil Harris are the licensees of The Sportsman, and Steve is also the head chef. They have held a Michelin Star for eight years.


The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, Somerset took second place this year, while the Pipe & Glass in South Dalton, East Yorkshire, came third.

The top 10


The Sportsman, Seasalter, Kent


Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset


Pipe & Glass, South Dalton, East Yorkshire


Plough Inn, Longparish, Hampshire


The Star at Harome, North Yorkshire


Freemasons, Wiswell, Lancashire


Royal Oak, Paley Street, Berkshire


Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market, Norfolk


Gurnards Head, Zennor, Cornwall


Truscott Arms, Maida Vale, London

The full list of 50 can be found at the Top 50 Gastropubs website

Other winners

Wine List of the Year Award
The Pipe & Glass in South Dalton, in addition to placing third overall, took home the award for having the best wine list.

Highest Climber
The Plough Inn at Longparish stepped up its entry this year to reach fourth place, making it the highest climber of the lot.

Highest New Entry
The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale, London, was voted into tenth place by the judging panel, even though it’s a new entrant – it also picked up the Newcomer of the Year Award for its efforts.

Gastropub Chef of the Year
This award was given to Andrew Hill of the Red Lion in Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire.

Front of House Manager of the Year
Mo Gherras of Michelin-starred Royal Oak in Berkshire (seventh place overall) received the award for being the best front of house manager.

Ones to Watch Awards
Three pubs, despite not being among the top 50, have been tipped for wider recognition due to their high, if not elite, quality.

  • Beehive, in White Waltham, Berkshire
  • Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • Mariners, Rock, Cornwall

Have you ever dined at any of the winning gastropubs? Do you have a favourite pub to eat at? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below.

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