Pictured : The Harwood Arms

Top 50 Gastropubs In The UK 

The pub culture in the UK is a huge part of the identity of the British culture. The British have long had a deep affection for pubs, in fact, there are around 50,000 pubs in the UK. This is where folks gather with their friends and family to unwind, celebrate or even mourn. Pubs are essentially the focus point of the community.

The late 1980s saw the greatest change in the UK pub industry in decades. The name gastropub, which combines the terms pub and gastronomy, was coined in 1991 to stress the culinary element. A gastropub is not merely a restaurant with beer on tap. The traditional British pub has given way to a world of creativity, home-brewed beers, and high quality gourmet food known today as the gastropub.

 The top 50 Gastropubs list has been curated by the prestigious Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards by collecting votes from more than 100 industry professionals who are key people in the hospitality industry. The judges come from leading pub businesses, editors of media brands and food writers who are geographically spread across the UK to ensure no regional bias.


Which is the best Gastropub in the UK ? 

Parkers Arms

The Parkers Arms in Clitheroe, Lancashire, has won the title of the best gastropub in the UK this year. Located in the idyllic town of Newton-in-Bowland, the Parkers Arms is  testament to chef-patron Stosie Madi and her business partner Kathy Smith’s dedication to making their pub one of the best in the country.

The Parker’s offers modern British food using the finest regional produce in their very own special way. The food here is honest, putting flavour and experience above all else. The pub also offers a selection of local cask ales and draught lagers as well an eclectic selected wine list that caters equally to cheerful lunches or long, indulgent suppers.The pub’s remote setting works in its favour, with breathtaking vistas of rolling hills from the dining rooms whether you visit in the summer or winter.


  Discover More: parkersarms.co.uk


The top five gastropubs in the UK are completed by The Unruly Pig in Woodbridge, Suffolk which was last year’s number one, followed by Freemasons at Wiswell in Lancashire in third, The Sportsman in Seasalter and The Kentish Hare in Tunbridge Wells fourth and fifth respectively.


Top 50 Gastropubs In The UK 

  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, Kent
  10. The Red Lion and Sun, London
  11. The Mariners, Rock
  12. The Cornish Arms, Tavistock
  13. The Harwood Arms, London – London’s only Michelin-starred pub
  14. Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax
  15. The Coach, Marlow
  16. The Beehive, Great Waltham
  17. The Cadeleigh Arms, Tiverton
  18. The Pack Horse, Hayfield
  19. Pyne Arms, Barnstaple
  20. The Black Swan, Ravenstondale
  21. The Moorcock Inn, Sowerby Bridge
  22. The Guinea Grill, London
  23. The Baring, London
  24. The Masons Arms, Knowstone
  25. Canton Arms, London
  26. The Rat Inn, Anick, Hexham
  27. The Pipe and Glass, Beverley
  28. The Longs Arms, South Wraxall
  29. The Dog at Wingham, Canterbury
  30. The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon
  31. The Hardwick, Abergavenny
  32. The Loch and The Tyne, Old Windsor
  33. The Bull & Last, London
  34. The White Horse, Brancaster
  35. The Black Bull, Sedbergh
  36. The Swan, Bampton
  37. The Bell Inn, Langford
  38. Scran and Scallie, Edinburgh
  39. The Dog & Gun Inn, Skelton
  40. The Duck Inn, Stanhoe
  41. The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne
  42. The Black Bear Inn, Usk, Wales
  43. Heft, High Newton
  44. The Broad Chare, Newcastle
  45. Woods, Dulverton
  46. The Gunton Arms, Norwich
  47. The French House, London
  48. The Eagle, Farringdon, London
  49. The Butchers Arms, Hepworth
  50. Royal Oak, Whatcote


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