Foodie Inns – Top 50 Gastro Pub Awards 

4 February 2018

If you’re a passionate foodie and love to combine great food and drink with a relaxing break away, then you’ll love these fabulous destination dining pubs with rooms – all feature in the recently announced 2018 Top 50 Gastropub Awards. All offer exciting seasonal menus that brim with local ingredients from artisan producers. Escape, treat yourself, linger over a memorable dinner, explore the wine list and retire to a stylish room at one of these brilliant foodie boltholes.
The Star Inn, Harome, North Yorkshire

You know you’ve landed somewhere special when you arrive at Andrew Pern’s stunning thatched inn bordering the North York Moors – it has a Michelin star menu and nine super, individually designed bedrooms.
Read more about the Star Inn in North YorkshireThe Hardwick, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Stephen Terry’s exciting menus and sublime cooking draw foodies to this informal culinary oasis; super smart rooms, too.
Read more about The Hardwick in MonmouthshireThe Pipe and Glass, South Dalton, East Yorkshire

James McKenzie has held a Michelin star since 2010 in this handsome inn tucked away in the Wolds, so expect high standards across the board with super glamorous bedrooms and a relaxed vibe throughout.
Read more about the Pipe and Glass in East YorkshireThe Kingham Plough, Kingham, Oxfordshire

Emily Watkins has firmly established the Kingham Plough at the forefront of the Great British food scene. Her truly innovative modern British menus have transformed the pub into a destination food-driven inn. The ethos here is all about seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
Read more about the Kingham Plough in OxfordshireThe Wellington Arms, Baughurst, Hampshire

This hidden foodie haven is well worth finding for chef Jason’s delicious modern British food – daily chalkboard menus offer plenty of interest and imagination with much of the produce prepared from local and homegrown ingredients.
Read more about the Wellington Arms, HampshireThe Beckford Arms, Tisbury, Wiltshire

The Beckford Arms is everyones ideal country inn, with a cool, relaxed vibe, and a  kitchen that concentrates on well sourced, rustic, seasonal food with big flavours. Bar snacks including home made sausage rolls and pork pies never disappoint.
Read more about the Beckford Arms in Wiltshire

The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon, Powys

Fabulous, daily changing menus featuring produce from local farms and artisan producers, plus fresh herbs, salads and vegetables from their own kitchen garden. A destination foodie inn that’s truly worth the drive!
Read more about the Felin Fach Griffin in PowysThe Gurnards Head, Zennor, Cornwall

The kitchen at this striking cliff top inn champions seasonal Cornish produce and the full flavoured food is backed by a fine stock of locally brewed ales, unusual spirits and well-chosen wines. The ideal hideaway!
Read more about the Gurnards Head in CornwallThe Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston, Lancashire

The kitchen’s output of this beautifully renovated riverside coaching inn with stunning bedrooms, reflects Lancashire’s celebrated food culture – dishes impress with their combination of rustic appeal and dash of refinement showing off the best the county (and the wider region) has to offer.
Read more about the Cartford Inn in LancashireThe Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market, Norfolk

Country-house chic inn offering simple, gutsy, ingredient-led cooking using only local, seasonal produce, with venison from the deer park, seafood and Cromer crab caught by local fishermen, and foraged samphire from the coast. Delicious steaks cooked over the vast open fire in the Elk Room are a highlight!
Read more about the Gunton Arms in Norfolk

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