Michelin Eating out in Pubs 2014 guide released

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st November 2013
The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2014 will be available in bookshops from Friday 1 November 2013, priced at £13.99 (€14.99 in Ireland). This year’s guide recommends more than 570 pubs, of which 70 are new entries. All the pubs in the guide are selected, first and foremost, for the quality of their food. “Reports of the death of the British pub have been grossly exaggerated,” says Editor, Rebecca Burr. “We now recommend more pubs than ever before and the great news is that they are spread all over Great Britain and Ireland, rather than just being concentrated in a few counties. “No one has to put up with bad food in a pub anymore, however picturesque that pub may be. The pubs in our guide have been rigorously inspected by our team of full-time inspectors – the same team who produce the Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland – and highlight the fact that pubs serving good food are thriving,” continued Rebecca Burr. “Hopefully we can now all stop using the term ‘gastropub’ – many of the establishments in this guide are traditional pubs playing a big part in the local community, complete with quiz nights and themed evenings.  A pub doesn’t need a modern makeover to serve good food, nor does it need to transform itself into a restaurant. “Chefs looking to open their own place without having to spend huge amounts of money are also finding pubs to be the perfect choice. And with such skills in the kitchen, these pubs in turn are becoming great training schools for the next generation of chefs.” Pubs offering something extra special are given our ‘Inspectors’ Favourites’ stamp. That could be because they are one of the 47 pubs with a Bib Gourmand – our award for great value cooking; they could be great all-rounders or be particularly charming; or they could even have a Michelin star. Each year we also select one special pub as our ‘Pub of the Year’ and, for 2014, this accolade goes to The Greyhound on the Test in Stockbridge, Hampshire. Rebecca Burr commented: “This 600 year- old pub has loads of character. Lucy, the owner, is very involved in the day-to-day running of the pub and her cheerful nature rubs off on her young staff; the food is great and the bedrooms are charming.” Each entry in the guide features a colour photo and an in-depth description, along with examples of typical dishes, a list of real ales served and whether they have bedrooms.  Opening times, prices and directions are also included, as well as regional maps and indexes by both pub and town name. The full list of pubs in the guide, along with a cover image and a picture of the Pub of the Year can be downloaded at: www.michelin.co.uk

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 1st November 2013

Michelin Eating out in Pubs 2014 guide released