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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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  • 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 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 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 Kingston Arms

    The Kingston Arms in Cambridge is a traditional, cosy, ‘proper’ pub tucked away in a residential street. It serves a fine array of beers and honest, locally sourced 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 Langton Arms

    The Langton Arms in Church Langton is a traditional village pub with modern touches – and good food served throughout the week…

  • The Malt Cross

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

  • 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 Mermaid

    A characterful and ancient village pub in Ellington, which serves excellent food and drink…

  • The Old Dog

    The Old Dog in Thorpe near Ashbourne is full of rustic character but with a modern approach to food…

  • The Old Volunteer

    The ‘Old Vol’ is a delightful rural pub in pretty Caythorpe in the Nottinghamshire countryside, offering great food and a warm welcome…

  • 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 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 Paper Mills

    The Paper Mills in Wansford, Cambridgeshire, delivers simple, fresh and tasty plates of food via a regularly-changing menu…

  • The Petersfield

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

  • The Pint Shop

    Being in central Cambridge, the ambience is imbued with a certain academic flavour. Indeed, you can well imagine lecturers and students overdoing their lunch breaks here…

  • The Plough at Bolnhurst

    A special pub near Kimbolton which dates dates back to Tudor times and is a magnet for food lovers…

  • The Plough Inn at Hathersage

    The Plough Inn at Hathersage is warm and welcoming, steeped in history, and serves traditional pub classics as well as more modern, sophisticated dishes…

  • The Prince Albert

    The Prince Albert calls itself Ely’s ‘proper pub’. It serves a fine selection of cask ales and some serious pub grub…

  • The Princess Alexandra

    The Princess Alexandra in Northampton is a neat, well-kept, craft-beer focused pub. It serves pizzas and a good range of snacks…

  • The Queen’s Head & Shop

    A dining-focused Everards pub with exceptional views across Saddington reservoir, and home to a fantastic little farm shop selling handmade delicacies…

  • The Queen’s Head at Bulwick

    The Queen’s Head in Bulwick is most definitely a pub, but serves food several notches above standard pub grub…

  • The Radcliffe

    The Radcliffe in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, is a superbly refurbished pub that impresses with its excellent take on modern British cooking…

  • The Railway

    The Railway is a family friendly village pub in the heart of Lowdham, with an emphasis on high quality food and hand-pulled ales…

  • The Real Ale Classroom

    The Real Ale Classroom in Leicester is a micropub that serves a breadth of fantastic beer. It’s warm, welcoming and decorated in the style of a classroom, complete with science benches, stools and desks…

  • The Red Lion at East Haddon

    Pretty Northamptonshire country pub focusing on perfectly cooked, seasonal British classics, which recently won its first Michelin Bib Gourmand…

  • The Red Lion at Thurgarton

    The Red Lion at Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire, three miles from Southwell, had been closed for two years until the community clubbed together to buy it…

  • The Remarkable Hare

    The Remarkable Hare is a dog-friendly pub, popular with locals and visitors alike. The Sunday roasts are particularly popular…