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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 Dog & Doublet Inn

    The Dog & Doublet in Sandon, Staffordshire, offers consistently good food and top-notch customer service in a nicely restored Arts & Crafts building…

  • The Duncombe Arms

    The Duncombe Arms in Ellastone, Staffordshire, 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!

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    The Eagle in Farringdon

    The Eagle is a famous, bustling Farringdon pub – widely regarded as Britain’s first gastropub (it launched in 1991)…

  • 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

    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 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…

  • 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

    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 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

    The Geese & Fountain in Croxton Kerrial is a traditional village inn with a rustic feel. The food is hearty, honest and mainly locally-sourced…

  • 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

    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 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 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 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 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..