Editor’s choice: 2016 Gastropubs

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gastropubs are welcoming pubs which serve high-quality food – and we’ve picked the best of the bunch plus chosen top places where you can stay over and be assured of luxury hotel standards. food, wine and ambience have been independently reviewed to bring you the uk’s top ten gastropubs.

Editor’s choice: 2016 Gastropubs

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The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest

Chipping Norton

The lovely views across the Evenlode valley from the terrace or dining room could almost distract you from the exceptional food at this dining pub-with-rooms on the edge of a Cotswold village.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • veganfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • child_friendly
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
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The Cat Inn

The Cat Inn

West Hoathly

A timber-framed and tile-hung dining pub-with-rooms in a hilltop High Weald village is the veritable cat’s whiskers, say many of our readers.
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
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The Red Lion Freehouse

The Red Lion Freehouse

Pewsey

A thatched pub in a quiet village tucked into the folds of Salisbury Plain is home to a Michelin-starred restaurant, with a swish guest house across the road.
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • child_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • foodie
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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn

Colchester

An ancient, rambling coaching inn in a village of wonky painted houses, The Sun glows with praise for its 'genuine welcome', 'quick and affable service' and 'convivial' atmosphere.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • historic
  • babyfriendly
  • walking
  • good_value
  • golf
  • dog_friendly
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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The Stagg Inn

The Stagg Inn

Kington

An ancient inn at the meeting of two drovers’ roads where farmers came to weigh wool has won awards aplenty as a dining pub-with-rooms since Steve and Nicola Reynolds took it over more than 20 years ago.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • cycling
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The Gurnard’s Head

The Gurnard’s Head

St Ives

'There is a Celtic feel' to Charles and Edmund Inkin's pub and its surrounds, 'with views of the Atlantic and the moors and tors of Penwith', writes a reader on a return visit.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
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The Brownlow Arms

The Brownlow Arms

Grantham

Behind the door of this ironstone 19th-century village pub are chic country house interiors, buzzing dining rooms, homely bedrooms and an exuberant host.
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • parking
  • child_friendly
  • foodie

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Last updated: December 12, 2016