Editor’s choice: 2016 Gastropubs

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 Sun Inn

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Colchester

An eye-catching hand-painted pub sign marks your arrival at Piers Baker’s ancient butter-yellow inn, on the Essex-Suffolk border, just down the road from rowing boats bobbing on the River Stour.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • pub_with_rooms
  • historic
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • walking
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The Cat Inn

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West Hoathly

‘From the warm greeting on arrival to the friendly farewell, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay.’
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
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The Stagg Inn

The Stagg Inn

Kington

After 20 years at the helm, Steve and Nicola Reynolds continue to offer a heady brew of cosy pub, ‘wonderful’ food and ‘professional, friendly service’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • good_value
  • wi-fi
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The Gurnard’s Head

The Gurnard’s Head

St Ives

‘It never fails to please,’ write Guide regulars in 2019 after a return visit to Charles and Edmund Inkin’s dining pub with rooms. ‘We highly recommend the accommodation and the food.’
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • wi-fi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest

Chipping Norton

Award-winning chef Kuba Winkowski marks his tenth year at Tony and Amanda Timmer’s ‘truly amazing’ restaurant-with-rooms, in a converted malthouse. Its garden overlooks the Evenlode valley.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • vegan-friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • child_friendly
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The Brownlow Arms

The Brownlow Arms

Grantham

On cold days a roaring log fire warms the beamed bar at this ‘winning combination of gastropub, local inn and restaurant-with-rooms’ in a ‘pretty but unremarkable old village’.
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • gourmet
  • pub_with_rooms
  • walking
  • wi-fi
7
The Red Lion Freehouse

The Red Lion Freehouse

East Chisenbury

On the banks of the River Avon, in a ‘charming’ village, stands ‘a pub-with-rooms that has real character and is clearly popular with the locals’.
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • child_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • baby-friendly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
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The Victoria

The Victoria

London

A busy, multi-tasking pub, 'school-run coffees in the morning, great food and pub atmosphere at night'.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wi-fi
  • celebrity_chef
  • outdoor_dining

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide