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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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  • Bar Dos Hermanos

    Bar Dos Hermanos, or “two brothers bar”, is a jewel in Leicester’s suburb of Clarendon Park…

  • Bell’s Kitchen

    Bell’s Kitchen in Finedon, Northamptonshire, is a village pub serving a traditional menu. It has adapted for contactless pick-up and delivery…

  • Brasserie 23 at The King’s Head

    A brasserie, pub and cafe in one – a former Restaurant of the Year in the Carlsberg Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards…

  • Cholmeley Arms & Farm Shop

    A classic village pub – with farm shop on site – which has received excellent reviews from Great Food Club members…

  • Derwentwater Arms

    The Derwentwater Arms is a traditional country pub. It exudes community spirit, dates back to 1708, and serves fantastic food and drink…

  • Don Paddy’s

    Don Paddy’s in Uppingham is a friendly, bustling and perennially popular cafe, bar and restaurant offering good food and drink from a varied menu…

  • Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle

    At The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle you’re spoilt for choice. There’s a unique café, stunning bar, chocolate shop, butchery, coffee roaster and deli…

  • Everards Beer Hall & Shop

    Everards’ latest venture is a destination in itself and you could easily spend the whole day here – eating, drinking, and enjoying 70 acres of green space…

  • Grainstore Brewery Tap

    Upstairs is an award-winning brewery, downstairs is a traditional pub serving at least 10 magnificent beers. You can smell the hops. UK Own Brew Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2014…

  • Hercules Revived

    Hercules Revived is back in the saddle – a modern take on a classic English country inn, where good, honest food and drink take centre stage…

  • Hope & Anchor at South Ferriby

    The Hope & Anchor at South Ferriby was recommended to us by two-time GFC Producer of the Year, Jane Tomlinson of Redhill Farm…

  • Hops & Chops

    As soon as you walk into Hops & Chops in Northampton you are faced with a fridge containing the most amazing large cuts of marbled meats…

  • Jackson Stops

    Classic country pub offering well-cooked, locally-sourced food and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in comfortable surroundings…

  • Nene Valley Brewery Tap and Kitchen

    An excellent restaurant and bar owned and operated by Oundle’s Nene Valley Brewery…

  • Old Bicycle Shop

    The Old Bicycle Shop is a restaurant and bar located in Cambridge’s Regent Street, housed in what was once the country’s oldest bicycle shop…

  • Old Black Horse Inn

    The Old Black Horse in Houghton on the Hill is a popular village local with a twist – it’s now home to a thriving village shop and deli…

  • Phipps Albion Brewery Bar

    Phipps Albion Brewery Bar is a special place. It’s like a holy church of brewing – but one where you can enjoy superb beers and honest, home-cooked food…

  • Real Ale Classroom Leicester

    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…

  • Real Ale Classroom Lutterworth

    The Real Ale Classroom in Lutterworth is the second excellent micropub from former school teachers Ian Martin and Steve Tabbernor…

  • Red Lion at Peak Edge Hotel

    The Red Lion in Derbyshire offers good food and bags of stylish comfort – stone floors, wood beams, lavish armchairs and open fires…

  • Round Corner Brewing

    Located in the heart of Melton Mowbray’s agricultural market, Round Corner Brewing comprises a state-of-the-art 2,000-litre brew-kit, plus a superb taproom…

  • The Anne of Cleves

    The Anne of Cleves in Melton is a characterful pub next to St Mary’s Church. Expect historic surroundings, a relaxing atmosphere and hearty food…

  • The Architect

    The Architect in the north of Cambridge serves up a homage to two of the most iconic pub foods: pie & mash and fish & chips…

  • The Baker’s Arms

    Historical and charming thatched 15th century Everards pub with an admirable local sourcing policy and an impressively characterful interior…

  • The Berkeley Arms

    Excellent seasonal food in relaxing surroundings comes as standard at this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded 16th century village pub…

  • The Bertie Arms

    The Bertie Arms in Uffington near is a well-run thatched pub offering good-quality food. A cosy free house, it offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere…

  • The Black Horse at Aylestone

    The Black Horse at Aylestone is a lovely back-street boozer with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Expect good traditional pub food…

  • The Black Horse, Elton

    The Black Horse at Elton is a lively village pub that attracts both locals and those looking for a decent meal out…

  • The Blue Ball at Braunston

    The Blue Ball at Braunston is a charming thatched village pub. Several Great Food Club members recommended it as their favourite…

  • The Blue Bell

    A cosy 18th century dining pub in the Cambridgeshire village of Glinton, where locally sourced, seasonal food is cooked to a high standard…