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 - Three Nights for the Price of Two Staycation Special Offer

Chipping Norton

Guests have a bird’s-eye view over the Evenlode valley from Adam Taylor’s gastropub-with-rooms in a hilltop 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
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
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The Cat Inn

The Cat Inn - 15% Discount Two Night Stay Special Offer

West Hoathly

‘Fabulous as ever’, this 16th-century, timber-frame and tile-clad pub-with-rooms has everything you could look for in a village local and makes a good base for exploring the South Downs national park.
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • good_value
  • parking
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The Red Lion Freehouse

The Red Lion Freehouse - Two Nights for the Price of One Special Offer

East Chisenbury

A ‘laid-back, fire-in-the hearth, village pub atmosphere’ prevails at this thatched gastropub with riverside guesthouse on the edge of Salisbury Plain.
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • child_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • foodie
  • fishing
  • great_breakfast
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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn

Colchester

'A lovely old building in a nice location', this medieval coaching inn is set amid the pastoral landscape of Dedham Vale.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • historic
  • babyfriendly
  • walking
  • good_value
  • golf
  • dog_friendly
  • cycling
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
5
The Stagg Inn

The Stagg Inn

Kington

A former local boozer in a rural village where two drovers’ roads meet, The Stagg made history in 2001 when it became the first repurposed village pub to gain a Michelin star.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • cycling
6
The Gurnard’s Head

The Gurnard’s Head

St Ives

Friendly, unfussy, effortlessly stylish, Charles and Edmund Inkin’s dining pub ‘retains a sense of the peacefulness, remoteness and wildness that make this part of the world so very lovely’.
  • 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
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Brownlow Arms

The Brownlow Arms

Grantham

Wing armchairs, table lamps and a Farrow & Ball palette blend with wooden bar stools and high-back settles in the cosy bar of this 19th-century ironstone and limestone village pub-with-rooms.
  • wifi
  • walking
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • foodie

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Last updated: December 12, 2016