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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 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 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 Plough, Normanton-on-the-Wolds

    The Plough has always been a popular village pub and now it’s part of the Secret Pub Company, it’s set to get even better…

  • The Pomfret Arms

    For those who like their beer to be the real deal, The Pomfret Arms with its own microbrewery is the place for you…

  • 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’s Head

    The Queen’s Head is blessed with one of the best views in Leicestershire – across fields down to Saddington reservoir…

  • The Radcliffe

    The Radcliffe in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, is a superbly refurbished pub that impresses with its excellent take on modern British cooking…

  • The Railway

    The Railway is a family friendly village pub in the heart of Lowdham, with an emphasis on high quality food and hand-pulled ales…

  • The Railway, Belper

    Lincoln Green Brewing Company do pubs and they do them well! And this Belper pub is a proper gem…

  • The Red Lion

    This handsome pub in West Deeping offers elevated pub dining, well-kept ales and a welcoming, cosy atmosphere…

  • The Red Lion at Thurgarton

    The Red Lion at Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire, three miles from Southwell, had been closed for two years until the community clubbed together to buy it…

  • The Red Lion, Cranford

    The Red Lion has received countless awards and its extensive menu – much of which is locally-sourced – offers plenty of choice for all…

  • The Remarkable Hare

    The Remarkable Hare is a dog-friendly pub, popular with locals and visitors alike. The Sunday roasts are particularly popular…

  • The Robin Hood & Little John

    A traditional pub run by a local microbrewery, showcasing a magnificent array of cask beers and real ciders, plus some pleasing bar snacks…

  • The Rose & Crown

    The best food pub in Northamptonshire? The judges of the county’s 2013/14 food and drink awards think so. And CAMRA likes their cask ales, too…

  • The Royal Oak

    Classy rural dining pub with rooms serving north Leicestershire and beyond…

  • The Royal Oak

    The Royal Oak in Great Dalby, Leicestershire, is an enticing thatched village pub that uses high-quality local suppliers and seasonal ingredients…

  • The Royal Oak at Hurdlow

    The Royal Oak at Hurdlow is a stone-built Peak District pub serving hearty homemade classics and an array of ales…

  • The Royal Oak, Kirby Muxloe

    Cosy village pub serving meals throughout the day and traditional ales brewed by Everards…

  • The Rutland & Derby

    A passionately-run city centre pub, showing real attention to detail and offering well-cooked comfort food alongside a good drinks range…

  • The Samuel Fox

    This country inn in the glorious Derbyshire Peak District is named after a chap who invented the umbrella and serves food as beautiful as its location…

  • The Saracen’s Head

    This welcoming traditional pub has a passion for local ingredients and was a double award winner in the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards…

  • The Sir John Borlase Warren

    The Sir John Borlase Warren stands at Canning Circus, near Nottingham city centre. It’s a ‘proper pub’ offering cask ales and hearty food…

  • The Six Bells

    A beautifully restored, laid-back country pub serving fantastic seasonal food and drink…

  • The Stag & Hounds

    The Stag & Hounds in Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire, was our Dining Pub of the Year 2020/21. The food is right out the top drawer…

  • The Star Inn 1744

    The Star at Thrussington in Leicestershire is a professionally run village inn with rooms. Expect well-cooked classic dishes and well-kept cask beer…

  • The Station Hotel

    This charming Victorian pub was taken over by Lincoln Green Brewing Company in 2017 and has since been transformed into a fine establishment…

  • The Staunton Arms

    The Staunton Arms is a fine old village pub in the Vale of Belvoir, offering fresh food daily via a distinctive and original menu…

  • The Sun Inn, Great Easton

    The Sun Inn is a fantastic pub with a real field-to-fork approach. Recently renovated, it’s a warm and welcoming space…