58 Midlands inns listed in latest Michelin pub guide

Published November 5, 2012

The Michelin Guide to Eating Out in Pubs 2013 was released on November 1, 2012 and features 58 Midlands pubs. Nine of these hostelries are participating in this website’s Great Food Club scheme.

Michelin’s pub guide differs from its more famous Guide to Great Britain & Ireland (the newest version of which was launched on October 5, 2012) in that it focuses on “good food in informal surroundings”. Michelin’s pub guide does not operate a star-rating system like its sister publication, which puts more emphasis on fine-dining, but instead features a list of “inspectors’ favourites”.

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Here’s the full list of Midlands entries…

Bedfordshire

Black Horse, Ireland Shefford
Hare & Hounds, Old Warden – Inspectors’ Favourite
Plough at Bolnshurst – Inspectors’ Favourite
Willow Tree, Bourn


Hare & Hounds, Old Warden

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Cambridgeshire

Anchor Inn, Sutton Gault
Beehive, Peterborough
Bell Inn, Stilton
The Cock, Hemingford Grey – Inspectors’ Favourite
Crown & Punchbowl, Horningsea
Crown Inn, Elton
The Eltisley, Eltisley
Hole in the Wall, Little Wilbraham – Inspectors’ Favourite
Pheasant, Keyston – Inspectors’ Favourite
Three Horseshoes, Madingley
White Hart, Ufford

White Hart, Ufford

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Derbyshire

The Devonshire Arms, Beeley
Druid Inn, Birchover
Inn at Troway
Elm Tree, Elmton
Chequers Inn, Froggatt

Devonshire Arms, Beeley

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Leicestershire & Rutland

Berkeley Arms, Wymondham – Inspectors’ Favourite
Finch’s Arms, Hambleton
Jackson Stops Inn, Stretton
The Joiners, Bruntingthorpe – Inspectors’ Favourite
Marquess of Exeter, Lyddington
Old White Hart, Lyddington
Olive Branch & Beech House, Clipsham – Inspectors’ Favourite
Royal Oak, Long Whatton
Red Lion Inn, Stathern – Inspectors’ Favourite
Three Horseshoes, Breedon on the Hill
Wheatsheaf Inn, Greetham


Red Lion, Stathern

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Lincolnshire

Blue Bell Inn, Belchford
Bull & Swan, Stamford
Bustard Inn, South Rauceby
Hare & Hounds, Fulbeck
Wheatsheaf Inn, Dry Doddington
Wig & Mitre, Lincoln

Blue Bell, Belchford

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Northamptonshire

Exeter Arms, Easton on the Hill
Falcon Inn, Fotheringhay
Red Lion, East Haddon – Inspectors’ Favourite
Wheatsheaf, Titchmarsh

Exeter Arms, Easton on the Hill

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Nottinghamshire

Caunton Beck, Caunton
The Martin’s Arms, Colston Bassett
Reindeer Inn, Hoveringham – Inspectors’ Favourite
Full Moon, Morton

The Martin’s Arms, Colston Bassett

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Staffordshire

The George, Alstonefield

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Warwickshire & West Midlands

Bluebell, Henley-in-Arden
Boot Inn, Lapworth
Chequers Inn, Ettington
Crabmill, Preson Bagot
Fox & Hounds, Great Wolford – Inspectors’ Favourite
King’s Head, Aston Cantlow
The George, Lower Brailes
Howard Arms, Ilmington
Orange Tree, Chadwick End
Red Lion, Hunningham
Red Lion, Long Compton
Stag, Offchurch

Howard Arms, Ilmington

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UK Pub of the Year

The Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market, Norfolk

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Great Food Club

Great Food Club is a network of independent restaurants, pubs, producers and food shops, handpicked by this website, that put on exclusive offers to Great Food Club members. GFC members claim the offers using their membership cards.

The Great Food Club pubs listed in the new Michelin guide are: The Olive Branch at Clipsham, Red Lion at Stathern, Pheasant at Keyston, Jackson Stops at Stretton,Exeter Arms at Easton on the Hill, White Hart at Ufford, Three Horseshoes at Breedon on the Hill, Red Lion at East Haddon and The Martin’s Arms, Colston Bassett.

The Jackson Stops

Four of these pubs – The Red Lion Inns at Stathern and East Haddon, The Olive Branch, and The Pheasant – were ‘Inspectors’ Favourites’.

The Pheasant at Keyston

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Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.