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Find a great Pub in your region

In our book, the pub is a very special place indeed. From characterful village locals to community hubs to award-winning dining inns, we believe the hostelry occupies a unique niche within British culture. On the map above and listed below are all the pubs we recommend so far, and many are running exclusive GFC member offers. When we recommend pubs, for us it’s not only about the food. We also take into account the beer, the atmosphere and the building…

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  • Bar Dos Hermanos

    Bar Dos Hermanos, or “two brothers bar”, is a jewel in Leicester’s suburb of Clarendon Park…

  • Bell’s Kitchen

    Bell’s Kitchen in Finedon, Northamptonshire, is a village pub serving a traditional menu. It has adapted for contactless pick-up and delivery…

  • Brasserie 23 at The King’s Head

    A brasserie, pub and cafe in one – a former Restaurant of the Year in the Carlsberg Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards…

  • Don Paddy’s

    Don Paddy’s in Uppingham is a friendly, bustling and perennially popular cafe, bar and restaurant offering good food and drink from a varied menu…

  • Grainstore Brewery Tap

    Upstairs is an award-winning brewery, downstairs is a traditional pub serving at least 10 magnificent beers. You can smell the hops. UK Own Brew Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2014…

  • Hercules Revived

    Hercules Revived is back in the saddle – a modern take on a classic English country inn, where good, honest food and drink take centre stage…

  • Hope & Anchor at South Ferriby

    The Hope & Anchor at South Ferriby was recommended to us by two-time GFC Producer of the Year, Jane Tomlinson of Redhill Farm…

  • Hops & Chops

    As soon as you walk into Hops & Chops in Northampton you are faced with a fridge containing the most amazing large cuts of marbled meats…

  • Jackson Stops

    Classic country pub offering well-cooked, locally-sourced food and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in comfortable surroundings…

  • King’s Arms

    This 17-century country pub and smokehouse is situated between Oakham and Uppingham in pretty Rutland. It’s a little bit special…

  • Nene Valley Brewery Tap and Kitchen

    An excellent restaurant and bar owned and operated by Oundle’s Nene Valley Brewery…

  • Old Bicycle Shop

    The Old Bicycle Shop is a restaurant and bar located in Cambridge’s Regent Street, housed in what was once the country’s oldest bicycle shop…

  • Phipps Albion Brewery Bar

    Phipps Albion Brewery Bar is a special place. It’s like a holy church of brewing – but one where you can enjoy superb beers and honest, home-cooked food…

  • Red Lion at Peak Edge Hotel

    The Red Lion in Derbyshire offers good food and bags of stylish comfort – stone floors, wood beams, lavish armchairs and open fires…

  • Round Corner Brewing

    Located in the heart of Melton Mowbray’s agricultural market, Round Corner Brewing comprises a state-of-the-art 2,000-litre brew-kit, plus a superb taproom…

  • The Anchor

    The Anchor at Sutton Gault, Cambridgeshire, is a delightful 350-year-old pub by the New Bedford River. It is renowned for its high standards of cooking…

  • The Architect

    The Architect in the north of Cambridge serves up a homage to two of the most iconic pub foods: pie & mash and fish & chips…

  • The Baker’s Arms

    Historical and charming thatched 15th century Everards pub with an admirable local sourcing policy and an impressively characterful interior…

  • The Berkeley Arms

    Excellent seasonal food in relaxing surroundings comes as standard at this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded 16th century village pub…

  • The Bertie Arms

    The Bertie Arms in Uffington near is a well-run thatched pub offering good-quality food. A cosy free house, it offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere…

  • The Bewicke Arms

    The Bewicke Arms in Hallaton, Leicestershire, is a classic English country pub offering good quality cooking with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients…

  • The Black Dog

    The Black Dog in Oadby is a friendly community pub offering delivery during the Covid-19 crisis. Taking requests for everything from beer to toilet rolls…

  • The Black Horse at Aylestone

    Lovely back-street boozer with warm and welcoming atmosphere that serves traditional pub food, including first-rate handmade burgers…

  • The Blue Ball at Braunston

    The Blue Ball at Braunston is a charming thatched village pub. Several Great Food Club members recommended it as their favourite…

  • The Blue Bell

    A cosy 18th century dining pub in the Cambridgeshire village of Glinton, where locally sourced, seasonal food is cooked to a high standard…

  • The Blue Bell Inn

    Dog-friendly, family pub in Leicestershire serving real pub grub and local ale. Sister pub to The Curzon Arms and Windmill Inn…

  • The Bridge Inn

    The Bridge Inn at Calver is a great pub in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, and best of all, the menu and the food are fabulous…

  • The Brunswick Inn

    A historic Victorian boozer and architectural gem that used to feed and water Derby’s Railway Village. Today it’s a shrine to cask beer with its own micro brewery, serving simple but tasty pub food…

  • The Bull’s Head

    The Bull’s Head in Repton, Derbyshire, is a buzzing gastro pub serving wood-fired pizza and Japanese Yakitori skewers alongside pub classics…

  • The Bustard Inn

    The Bustard Inn at South Rauceby near Sleaford is a beautiful Grade II-listed building serving superbly cooked pub food…