70 new entries in The Eating Out In Pubs guide 2015

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Editor 31st October 2014
Congratulations to The Wild Rabbit in Kingham for being voted as the ‘Pub of the Year’ in this year’s Michelin Eating Out In Pubs guide. The new look 2015 guide is out today recommends more than 590 pubs from all over Great Britain and Ireland, of which 70 are new entries. All the pubs have been selected, first and foremost, for the quality of their food. The latest venture from Lady Bamford – of Daylesford Organic fame – this creeper-clad pub has been given a top-to-toe makeover and the result is an understated, ultra-contemporary rural inn with flagged floors, log fires, leather sofas and vast expanses of wood and stone. Pub guide The bar menu offers light bites like potted rabbit or crisp pig’s head croquettes, while dishes on the main menu might include satisfying hare ravioli or a substantial Gloucester Old Spot for two. And the comforting puddings range from a rich chocolate mousse to a creamy rice pudding with prunes soaked in Armagnac. Also highlighted are 43 pubs which have been awarded a Bib Gourmand - an award for great value cooking - and the 16 holders of a coveted Michelin Star, awarded for top class cuisine, including the Treby Arms, which is run by former MasterChef winner Anton Piotrowski, and Tom Kerridge's Hand and Flowers, the only two-starred pub. Speaking of the winner of this year’s award, Michelin editor Rebecca Burr said: “This chocolate box pub is situated in a charming Cotswold village and its capable kitchen works with the best organic ingredients to produce seasonal British cooking which is full of flavour. With an animated atmosphere, cheery service and stylish yet rustic bedrooms, the pub ticks all the right boxes.” She continued speaking about the pub scene as a whole: “Pubs are a quintessential part of British life, and the standard of food being served in them continues to reach new heights. “A pub is a great place to be in all seasons - who doesn't enjoy lunch and a pint in a pub garden on a sunny day or a fireside meal in a cosy inn in winter? "The value of the local pub cannot be underestimated, particularly in rural areas. Pubs provide more than just a meeting point - they are often the hub of the community. The Wild Rabbit "With this in mind, customers are now demanding that chefs use more and more local produce and want to see local recipes and specialities on the menu. Chefs and pub owners are not only embracing this idea but some are taking it a stage further by growing their own fruit, vegetables and herbs, and by keeping chickens and rearing pigs." This year's edition of the Pub Guide has a new look, with more pictures and a simplified layout making it even easier to use. Each entry features colour photographs and an in-depth description, as well as prices, directions and a list of real ales; there are also regional maps and indexes by both pub and town name. Pubs with accommodation are highlighted, as are those offering something extra special - our 'Inspectors' Favourites'. The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2015 will be available in bookshops and online from Friday 31st October 2014, priced at £13.99 (€14.99 in Ireland). The 70 new entries in this year's guide:
England
Region County Location Establishment
East Midlands Derbyshire Pilsley Devonshire Arms
East of England Bedfordshire Biddenham Three Tuns
  Sutton John O'Gaunt Inn
East of England Hertfordshire Berkhamsted Old Mill
Norfolk Stanhoe Duck Inn
Suffolk Earl Stonham Shepherd & Dog
  Moulton Packhorse Inn
  Ramsholt Ramsholt Arms
 London Brent Parlour
Camden Ape & Bird
  Islington Smokehouse
  Richmond upon Thames Crown
Southwark Camberwell Arms
Wandsworth Earl Spencer  
  Westminster Truscott Arms
North East Durham Castle Eden Castle Eden Inn
  Winston Bridgewater Arms
Tyne and Wear North Shields Staith House
North West Cheshire Haughton Moss Nag's Head
Cumbria Irthington Golden Fleece
South East Berkshire Kintbury Dundas Arms
  Maidenhead Crown Inn
  Newbury The Newbury
Hampshire Littleton Running Horse
Kent Bidborough Kentish Hare
  Goudhurst The Vine
  Hollingbourne The Windmill
  Matfield Wheelwrights Arms
  Penshurst Leicester Arms
  Sissinghurst The Milk House
  Stone in Oxney Crown Inn
  Wrotham The Bull
Oxfordshire Kingham The Wild Rabbit                  
  Oxford The Anchor
Surrey Farnham Wheatsheaf
  Redhill The Pendleton inSt Johns
  Ripley Anchor
  Thursley Three Horseshoes
West Sussex Horsted Keynes Crown Inn
  Lower Beeding Crabtree
 
Region County Location Establishment
South West  Bath and North East Somerset Bath Hare & Hounds
Devon Clyst Hydon Five Bells Inn
Gloucestershire Stroud Bisley House
Somerset Mells Talbot Inn
  Rimpton White Post
  Somerton White Hart
Wiltshire Holt Tollgate Inn
  Monkton Farleigh Muddy Duck
West Midlands Herefordshire Kilpeck Kilpeck Inn
  Leintwardine The Lion
  Upton Bishop Moody Cow
Shropshire Grinshill Inn at Grinshill
  Leebotwood The Pound
  Ludlow Charlton Arms
Staffordshire Ellastone Duncombe Arms
Warwickshire Armscote Fuzzy Duck
  Kenilworth Cross at Kenilworth
West Midlands Barston Malt Shovel
  Coalport Woodbridge Inn
Worcestershire Newnham Bridge Talbot Inn
  Welland The Inn at Welland
Yorkshire and TheHumber North Yorkshire   Lower DunsforthMaunby The DunsforthBuck Inn
  Welburn Crown and Cushion
  Wombleton Plough Inn                                              
Scotland  
  County Location Establishment
Aberdeenshire Aboyne Boat Inn
Argyll and Bute Taynuilt Taynuilt
Borders Ancrum Ancrum Cross Keys                               
Wales  
County Location Establishment
Ceredigion Tregaron Y Talbot                                             
Northern Ireland  
County Location Establishment
Antrim Mounthill Billy Andy's
View all the entries in this year's guide here

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 31st October 2014

70 new entries in The Eating Out In Pubs guide 2015