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These are officially the best gastropubs in the UK

Estrella Damm’s annual ranking of the country’s best foodie pubs has just been revealed

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton
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There’s surely nothing Brits love more than hearty pub grub. Steak and ale pie, Yorkshire puds, bangers and mash – whether you arrive suited and booted or fresh from a countryside walk, there’s no appetite that a pub can’t satisfy. And gastropubs, their slightly fancier counterparts, are no exception. 

Every year Estrella Damm publishes a list of the country’s best gastropubs based on votes from 100 industry professionals from around the UKAs well as the main list of 50 top pubs, a ‘best newcomer’ and ‘one to watch’ are awarded special recognition. As ever, this year’s picks showcased elevated twists on beloved British classics, daily rotating menus and premium local produce.

Here’s the top ten in full:

  1. Parkers Arms, Newton-In-Bowland
  2. The Unruly Pig, Woodbridge
  3. Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell
  4. The Sportsman, Seasalter
  5. The Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells
  6. The Angel at Hetton, Hetton
  7. The White Swan at Fence, Fence
  8. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
  9. The Fordwich Arms, Fordwich
  10. The Red Lion and Sun, London

You can find out more about the awards here.

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