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The 14th century thatched inn, which holds a Michelin star and serves robust British fare with classical French touches, including pan-fried foie gras with black pudding and cider reduction, and North Sea halibut with pickled lemon purée and cod’s roe, is headed by chef Andrew Pern. The pub said it was “absolutely thrilled” to receive the award, having risen from third on the 2016 list.
“The Star’s name has become synonymous across the country with a dedication to fine produce and playful but refined cooking,” say Top 50 Gastropubs. “No foams or airs (edible or the put-on kind) will emerge from the Star’s kitchen. Only the best Yorkshire produce, cooked to perfection.”
Second on the list is The Sportsman, in Kent, last year’s winner, also named best restaurant in the UK by Restaurant Magazine in 2016, followed by The Pony & Trap in Bristol in third place. The Harwood Arms, Brett Graham of The Ledbury’s pub offering, is London’s highest entry at number six, whilst The Marksman in East London, named best food pub in the UK by Michelin, comes in at 29.
The awards are organised by trade publication The Morning Advertiser and are voted for my publicans, journalists and industry insiders. See the top 10 below and click here for the full list.
10 best gastropubs in the UK
1. The Star Inn, Yorkshire
2. The Sportsman, Kent
3. The Pony & Trap, Somerset
4. Freemasons at Wiswell, Lancarshire
5. The Coach, Buckinghamshire
6. Harwood Arms, London
7. The Beehive, Berkshire
8. The Butchers Arms, Gloucestershire
9. The Pipe & Glass, East Yorkshire
10. The Crown, Berkshire