Editor’s Choice 2017 Gastropubs

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The Talbot Inn

Mells

Amid the coaching prints and framed vintage maps, there’s a ‘fantastically friendly’ atmosphere at this popular pub-with-rooms.
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  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value

The Grazing Goat

London

There’s more than a ‘splendid’ bacon and eggs at this ‘youthful’ pub-with-rooms in a ‘hidden enclave’ minutes from the flurry of Oxford Street.
From £210 per night
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  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • wifi

Beech House & Olive Branch

Clipsham

‘A quiet oasis,’ writes a regular Guide reader this year, of Sean Hope and Ben Jones’s well-liked village pub/restaurant-with-rooms.
From £115.00 per night
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  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi

The Red Lion Freehouse

East Chisenbury

There is ‘much to recommend’ at Guy and Brittany Manning’s thatched village pub, say trusted readers this year.
From £130 per night
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  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Devonshire Arms

Long Sutton

‘Thoroughly recommended’, Philip Mepham’s ‘pretty’ inn on the village green enters the Guide this year thanks to praise from regular correspondents who applaud the ‘friendly, efficient’ staff, ‘comfortable’ rooms and ‘generous’ portions of ‘excellent’ country meals.
From £100.00 per night
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  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi

The Feathered Nest

Nether Westcote

In a ‘delightful’ converted 300-year-old malthouse in a tiny Cotswolds village, Tony and Amanda Timmer continue to receive feathers in their cap.
From £195 per night
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  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • gastropub
  • wine
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
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The Stagg Inn

Titley

The Stagg made history in 2001 as the first pub in Britain to earn a Michelin star – a coup for Nicola and Steve Reynolds, who’d taken on the abandoned inn just three years before, and have run it with grace and flair ever since.
From £70 per night
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  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Gurnard’s Head

Zennor

‘A great place to experience rugged west Cornwall with the wind straight off the Atlantic,’ this mellow, family-friendly inn beside the coastal path is well liked for its ‘character’ and ‘generosity’.
From £115 per night
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  • seaside
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Ratho

Walk along the ‘pretty’ towpath of the historic Union Canal and look in on the ‘huge, interesting’ walled garden in the grounds of Ratho Hall – ‘it’s the source of much of the delightful food you’ll eat’ at Graham and Rachel Bucknall’s ‘characterful’ restaurant-with-rooms on the water.
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  • gastropub
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value

The Bell at Skenfrith

Skenfrith

In a ‘postcard-worthy scene’ of a 17th-century coaching inn by the stone bridge over the River Monnow, Guide inspectors in 2016 found a ‘friendly’, ‘personable’ spot, where owners Richard Ireton and Sarah Hudson are ‘clearly invested in ensuring guests have a good time’.
From £150 per night
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  • romantic
  • view
  • wine
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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