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

1
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
2
Special offer
The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn - Complimentary Dinner and Wine special offer

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
3
The Cat Inn

The Cat Inn

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
4
Special offer
The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest - 25% Discount Two-Night 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
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • child_friendly
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
5
Red Lion at East Chisenbury

Red Lion at East Chisenbury

East Chisenbury

A ‘laid-back, fire-in-the hearth, village pub atmosphere’ prevails at this charming 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
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • weddings
6
The Brownlow Arms

The Brownlow Arms

Grantham

With its wing armchairs, antique settles, warm lighting, and Farrow and Ball palette, the bar of this 19th-century ironstone and limestone village pub-with-rooms is reassuringly cosy and welcoming.
  • wifi
  • walking
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • pub_with_rooms

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Last updated: December 12, 2016