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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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  • The Fox and Hounds

    The Fox and Hounds in Tugby, Leicestershire, is a village local serving proper but unpretentious food with a refreshing lightness of touch…

  • The Free Press

    Escape the crowds in Cambridge city centre and duck down a backstreet and you’ll find this charming little pub that’s full of character…

  • The Gate Inn Tansley

    The Gate Inn sits on the edge of the Peak District and serves some of the tastiest roast dinners you’ll have ever eaten…

  • The George at Alstonefield

    The George at Alstonefield in the Peak District is the quintessential country pub. And it offers excellent cooking featuring local ingredients…

  • The Green Man at Ropsley

    The Green Man at Ropsley is a good news story. At a time when many village pubs are closing, it’s an award-winner that’s bucking the trend…

  • The Greenman

    The Green Man in Ashbourne has been transformed into a fantastic town centre pub serving carefully prepared, locally sourced seasonal food…

  • The Greyhound Inn

    A large village pub, recently refurbished, that boasts a large, well maintained beer garden. The food here is freshly cooked and filling, and the cask ales lovingly looked after…

  • The Griffin Inn

    An special, cosy country pub in a beautiful village setting with many strings to its bow, including a deli-kitchen in the courtyard and a handsome landscaped garden…

  • The Griffin Inn, Irnham

    The Griffin Inn occupies a unique and historical setting in Irnham, south Lincolnshire…

  • The Hall Croft Tap

    The Hall Croft Tap in Shepshed, Leicestershire, is the latest micropub from the excellent Charnwood Brewery of Loughborough…

  • The Hearty Goodfellow

    The Hearty Goodfellow in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, is a traditional real ale pub serving good-quality home-cooked food…

  • The Joiner’s Arms

    A Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning village dining pub with a focus on good quality, simple, well-cooked ingredients…

  • The 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…

  • The King’s Arms, Polebrook

    Good pub food is always on offer at the King’s Arms in Polebrook and you can expect a warm welcome for lunch and dinner…

  • The King’s Head of Stamford

    The King’s Head of Stamford is a small, charming, friendly pub. It’s neat and well-cared-for, offering simple but good pub food…

  • The Knight & Garter

    The Knight & Garter in Leicester brings independent flair and a dedication to quality that makes it stand out from its peers…

  • The Malt Cross

    A delightful and historic bar and café, located in a beautiful Victorian Musical Hall in the heart of Nottingham…

  • The Marquess of Exeter

    The Marquess of Exeter in Lyddington, Rutland, is a beautiful old stone pub and 17-bedroom inn…

  • The Marquis of Granby

    The Marquis of Granby in Granby, Nottinghamshire, is a cosy and welcoming pub. Named Great Food Club Classic Pub of the Year 2020/21…

  • The Martin’s Arms

    The Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year 2012-20 for Nottinghamshire provides good food in classic village pub surroundings…

  • The Millstone at Barnack

    The Millstone has recently undergone a significant renovation and, with a new owner at the helm is sure to delight both locals and diners from further afield…

  • The Miners Arms, Carsington

    Sunday lunch is a big deal at The Miners Arms with sharing platters of meat and all the trimmings…

  • The Montagu Arms

    Known locally as ‘The Monty’, this welcoming pub can trace its roots right back to the 1800s…

  • The Old Vol

    The Old Vol is a village pub that offers a top-class menu thanks to its experienced team of chefs…

  • The Olive Branch

    A past Good Pub Guide choice for overall UK Pub of the Year, the relaxed yet polished Olive Branch in Clipsham, Rutland, is consistently excellent…

  • The Organ Grinder, Loughborough

    For real ale, friendly staff and live music throughout the year, head to Blue Monkey Brewery’s Organ Grinder…

  • The Packhorse Inn

    A fantastic village pub in Little Longstone, Derbyshire, untouched by the trappings of the modern world – no frills just great ales, lovely local food, open fires and a warm welcome…

  • The Palmerston Arms

    A cosy, traditional community pub in Peterborough that’s a real Mecca for beer drinkers…

  • The Petersfield

    The Petersfield is a lovely neighbourhood pub in the backwaters of Cambridge. It has a constantly evolving menu…

  • The Pheasant at Keyston

    The Pheasant is a thatched inn in a pretty village near Huntingdon. It is a regular County Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide…