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Thinking of going down the pub tonight? Hold your horses because the UK’s best 50 gastropubs have just been announced and there’s some incredible locals on the list. 

The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs are chosen for their incredible food, atmosphere and staff by a team of food experts, industry figures and journalists. 

The Unruly Pig in Suffolk soared to the top of the hotlist this year, fighting off stiff competition from two southwest pubs, The Cornish Arms and The Mariners. 

Ed Bedington, editor of the Morning Advertiser, the pub industry’s main publication and the founders of the awards, said: “Pubs are a beloved institution and part of the UK’s culture, and this list of the most astounding and impressive food pubs in the country is wonderful to see. Pubs serve so many roles to so many people, and for operators like the Unruly Pig and all of our list, to be able to offer amazing food and wonderful experiences, up there with some of the best in fine dining, is brilliant to see.” 

Did your local gastropub make the list? Hover over a marker on the map to find the pub’s name. 

The Bulls Head in Derbyshire was named as ‘One to Watch’ while Daniel Smith at the Forwdich Arms and Bridge Arms in Kent was named ‘Chef of the Year’. 

The Loch & Tyne in Berkshire was this year’s ‘Sustainable Pub of the Year’ while Yorkshire chef, Andrew Pern, won a special award for his incredible work to rebuild the Star after it burned down in 2021. 

The Bridge Arms at Canterbury was this year’s highest performing newcomer to the list, making it a great spot to try out on a staycation in 2024.

Full list of best pubs in the UK

  1. The Unruly Pig, Woodbridge
  2. The Cornish Arms, Devon
  3. The Mariners, Rock
  4. The Fordwich Arms, Canterbury
  5. The Sportsman, Seasalter
  6. The Red Lion & Sun, London
  7. Parkers Arms, Newton-in-Bowland
  8. The Star Inn, Harome
  9. Freemasons at Wiswell, Wiswell
  10. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow
  11. Heft, High Newton
  12. The Harwood Arms, London
  13. The Angel at Hetton, Hetton
  14. The Rat Inn, Hexham
  15. The Bridge Arms, Canterbury
  16. The Dog at Wingham, Wingham
  17. The Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax
  18. The Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market
  19. The Pack Horse, Hayfield
  20. Pyne Arms, Barnstaple
  21. The Coach, Marlow
  22. The Beehive, White Waltham 
  23. The Broad Chare, Newcastle
  24. The Edinburgh Castle, Manchester
  25. The Three Horseshoes, Batcombe
  26. The Baring, London
  27. The Kentish Hare, Tunbridge Wells
  28. The Pipe & Glass Inn, Beverley
  29. The White Swan at Fence, Fence
  30. The Longs Arms, Bath
  31. The Bull & Last, London
  32. The Black Bear, Usk 
  33. The Dog & Gun Inn, Skelton
  34. The Woolpack, Stroud
  35. The Barrington Boar, Barrington
  36. The Parakeet, London
  37. The Masons Arms, Knowstone
  38. The Abbey Inn, Byland
  39. The Black Bull, Sedbergh
  40. The Cadogan Arms, London
  41. The Bulls Head, Craswell
  42. The Loch & The Tyne, Windsor
  43. The Guinea Grill, London
  44. The Dew Drop Inn, Hurley
  45. The Killingworth Castle, Wootton
  46. The Canton Arms, London
  47. The Double Red Duke, Clanfield
  48. The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne
  49. The Scran & Scallie, Edinburgh
  50. The Bull, Charlbury

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