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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…

  • Be guided to great places in the East Midlands & further afield
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  • 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..

  • 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 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 2012-20 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 Oak Inn

    A 17th century Herefordshire country inn that sources locally and cooks with aplomb…

  • The Old Cannon Brewery

    Old Cannon Brewery in Bury St Edmunds is a unique independent brewpub and restaurant with rooms. Enjoy seasonal food and ales amid the mash tuns…

  • 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…

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    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 Open House

    The Open House is a big, warm and inviting pub full of Brighton charm, where the food always seems to deliver…

  • The Packhorse at Moulton

    The Packhorse is a classy food pub in Moulton – a quintessential Suffolk village near Newmarket. Expect excellent cooking and service…

  • 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 Pheasant at Keyston

    Attractive family-owned thatched country pub situated in a sleepy Cambridgeshire hamlet, serving Michelin Bib Gourmand-quality food and equally fine drinks…

  • 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

    A fine village food-focused pub and restaurant in Ivy Hatch in the Kentish Weald with its own garden farm…

  • The Plough

    The Plough at Sleapshyde is owned by the team who run Dylans at The King’s Arms in St Albans. The food is modern and exciting…

  • 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 O’ T’ Owd Thatch

    A gardener, chef and bartender have combined their talents to create an award-winning modern dining pub in the delightful village…

  • 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…