Join Great Food Club for member-only offers
  • Find exceptional independents
  • Every place tried and tested
  • Website contains no advertisements
Join Free

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…

  • Find exceptional independents
  • Every place tried and tested
  • Website contains no advertisements
  • 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 Brownlow Arms

    The Brownlow Arms in Hough-on-the-Hill feels like a Lincolnshire manor house – substantial, traditional and classically English. Just like the cooking…

  • 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 of Deeping

    The Bull is a Grade II listed building and a popular spot for hearty roasts and a pint of Tiger…

  • 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…

  • The Castle Inn

    The Castle Inn is at the centre of life in Castle Bytham and it’s not just a pub – it’s also a pantry, takeaway and now a taverna…

  • The Chequered Skipper

    The Chequered Skipper is a beautiful pub surrounded by pretty, thatched cottages and located on Ashton’s village green…

  • The Chequers Inn

    Luxurious 17th century coaching inn, a stone’s throw from the village cricket ground and Belvoir Castle, serving award-winning food…

  • The Chequers Inn

    Located directly under the imposing Froggatt Edge ridge in the Peak District, The Chequers Inn is a wonderful stop off for walkers and foodies, alike…

  • The Cock

    The Cock at Hemingford Grey is a popular local destination and former Good Pub Guide UK Pub of the Year, serving a good selection of high quality, well-prepared dishes…

  • The Cradock Arms

    The Cradock Arms feels like a 17th century country pub – one that serves very decent pub food – but is situated in the middle of Leicester…

  • The Cross Keys

    This delightful village pub serves up a quality seasonal menu, with fine wines and craft beers. It even has room to park the pony!

  • The Crown & Anchor

    A wonderfully cosy and friendly pub serving hearty, home-cooked food. A past winner of The Grantham Journal’s Great Food Award…

  • The Crown & Punchbowl

    This beautiful pub is a Grade II-listed former coaching inn located in the pretty village of Horningsea, three miles from Cambridge…

  • The Crown Inn at Broughton

    The Crown is a charming Grade II-listed pub in the attractive Cambridgeshire village of Broughton near Huntingdon…

  • The Crown Inn at Elton

    The Crown at Elton is a village pub with rooms serving excellent food and seasonal dishes in a welcoming atmosphere…

  • The Devonshire Arms

    The Devonshire Arms in Beeley is a stylish 18th-century inn on the Chatsworth Estate offering award-winning food and drink…

  • The Devonshire Arms

    A former coaching inn located in the quaint village of Baslow offering excellent service, fabulous food, great drinks, tasteful décor, open fires and quality accommodation…

  • The Devonshire in Belper

    The Devonshire in Belper dates back to the 18th century. It’s a strong all-rounder, with a menu that has something for everyone…

  • The Duncombe Arms

    The Duncombe Arms in Ellastone is a friendly village pub offering food more associated with fine dining…

  • The Dyke’s End

    The Dyke’s End at Reach in Cambridgeshire offers candlelight, a glowing fire, scrubbed tables and high quality cooking. It’s what a pub should be!

  • The Elm Tree

    This quirky boozer in a Cambridge backstreet five minutes from Parker’s Piece is a hidden gem – a rare ‘proper’ pub – part of a dying breed…

  • The Exeter Arms

    The Exeter Arms in Derby is a proper, traditional pub serving locally brewed real ales and modern, interesting, creative food…

  • The Falcon at Fotheringhay

    A multi-award-winning dining pub in historic Fotheringhay that’s been named the best in Northamptonshire by the Good Food Guide many times…

  • The Falcon Tavern

    The Falcon in Huntingdon keeps 18 real ales. Expect historic surroundings, excellent ales, and hearty pub grub such as pies and sausages…

  • The Final Whistle

    The Final Whistle in Southwell is a memorable real-ale pub. This place is a wonderful example of a traditional British hostelry…

  • The Finch’s Arms

    The Finch’s Arms is an 18th-century pub with rooms, located on the Hambleton Peninsula. Enjoy stunning views over Rutland Water and once you’ve finished your meal, why not enjoy a stroll?…

  • The Five Horseshoes at Barholm

    There’s no kitchen at The Five Horseshoes in Barholm, Lincs, so we’re not featuring it for its fine dining…

  • The Forge Inn at Glenfield

    The Forge Inn at Glenfield is a village pub that offers top service and a buzzing environment. The food is also consistently good…