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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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  • 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 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 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

    The Green Man is the archetypal village pub. It has no TVs or jukeboxes to distract visitors, although room is made for the ‘Hooded Skittles’ table…

  • 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

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

  • The Greyhound Inn

    A large village pub, recently refurbished, that boasts a large, well maintained beer garden. The food here is freshly cooked and filling, and the cask ales lovingly looked after…

  • 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 Griffin Inn, Irnham

    The Griffin Inn occupies a unique and historical setting in Irnham, south Lincolnshire…

  • The Hall Croft Tap

    The Hall Croft Tap in Shepshed, Leicestershire, is the latest micropub from the excellent Charnwood Brewery of Loughborough…

  • 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 Arms

    This 17-century country pub and smokehouse is situated between Oakham and Uppingham in pretty Rutland. It’s a little bit special…

  • The King’s Arms, Polebrook

    Good pub food is always on offer at the King’s Arms in Polebrook and you can expect a warm welcome for lunch and dinner…

  • 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 Malt Cross

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

  • The Marquess of Exeter

    The Marquess of Exeter in Lyddington, Rutland, is a beautiful old stone pub and 17-bedroom inn…

  • The Marquis of Granby

    The Marquis of Granby in Granby, Nottinghamshire, is a cosy and welcoming pub. Named Great Food Club Classic Pub of the Year 2020/21…

  • 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 Miners Arms, Carsington

    Sunday lunch is a big deal at The Miners Arms with sharing platters of meat and all the trimmings…

  • The Montagu Arms

    Known locally as ‘The Monty’, this welcoming pub can trace its roots right back to the 1800s…

  • 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…