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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 Final Whistle

    Railway-themed and full of character, this unique place offers ten cask ales, decent bar snacks and everything a ‘real pub’ aficionado could want…

  • 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 Foragers @ The Verulam Arms

    The Foragers @ The Verulam Arms is a gem of a place tucked down a side street in St Albans. This pub focuses on wild food and offers some sublime dishes…

  • The Four Bells Inn

    A delightful pub and restaurant set in the pretty village of Woodborough, not far from Nottingham city centre but in the heart of the countryside, showcasing ‘Best of British’ food…

  • The Fox & Hounds Hotel

    This pub overlooking Exton village green is one of the most handsome in the region, and the service, food and drink live up to its looks…

  • 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 Fox at Folksworth

    The Fox at Folksworth serves up modern British cuisine in a bright, comfortable and airy restaurant. It has a pleasingly commodious feel…

  • The Gallimaufry

    The Galli in Bristol ticks so many boxes – it’s not just a restaurant, it’s also a bar, a music venue, arts space and all-round champion for everything local…

  • The Geese & Fountain

    A traditional village inn with a rustic feel in Croxton Kerrial on the A607, serving honest, locally sourced pub food and a spectacular range of beers…

  • 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

    A classic English village pub serving good pub food – much of it locally sourced – and real ales at good prices…

  • The Green Man

    Reopened in 2016 under new ownership, The Green Man at Norton Disney has quickly established a reputation for serving great food and drink in a traditional pub setting…

  • The Green Man

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

  • 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

    A country pub, restaurant and hotel that has been at the heart of the picturesque village of Fownhope in Herefordshire for 500 years…

  • The Griffin & Odd John’s Kitchen

    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 Gunton Arms

    The Gunton Arms is a traditional pub with rooms located in a stunning deer park in the glorious north Norfolk countryside…

  • The Hare Inn at Scawton

    A 13th century inn located in the picturesque village of Scawton on the North York Moors, serving quite simply excellent food…

  • The Inn & Brasserie at Childswickham

    A great country dining pub located in the beautiful north Cotswolds village of Childswickham…

  • The Inn at Freshford

    The Inn at Freshford sits in a sun-baked spot at the bottom of the narrow high street, near the water meadows of the River Avon…

  • The Ivy at North Littleton

    If you enjoy country pubs, great food and a relaxed ambience then The Ivy in North Littleton, Worcestershire, is for you…

  • The Joiner’s Arms

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

  • The Kensington Arms

    A great example of a laid-back dining pub in Bristol. Excellent cooking, local ingredients, interesting menus…

  • 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 Lansdowne

    This spacious bar/restaurant offers an enjoyably laid-back vibe alongside good quality food and drink. Top quality casual dining…

  • The Lazy Trout

    Set in the stunning Staffordshire Moorlands four miles north of Leek, The Lazy Trout is a traditional, friendly country pub serving superb quality, imaginative food…

  • The Live and Let Live

    A 16th century pub – a former cider house – on beautiful Bringsty Common serving real ales and ciders alongside honest pub fare…

  • 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 2012-18 for Nottinghamshire provides superlative food in wonderful classic village pub surroundings…